Public Health Threats in Suriname
July 1-16, 2019 (summer)
Rolling Acceptance (1/16/19-5/21/19)
Through Tulane University’s unique partnerships with Suriname’s Anton de Kom University, Ministry of Public Health and The Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH), explore key issues affecting the heath of Suriname's population and ecosystem:
Consortium designed to address high-priority environmental and occupational health risks in Suriname and those common to the increasingly vulnerable Caribbean region
Program Fees (Approximate)
Program fee (covers double-occupancy hotel room, in country travel, events, administrative costs and partner sites): $500
Special course fee: $750
Supplemental international health insurance: $60
Total Billed by Tulane (approximate): $5747
Out of Pocket Expenses (Approximate)
Domestic/international travel (varies – student responsibility: $1200 (approx.)
International Airfare: Max $1000 Domestic $200 (approx.)
Food, immunizations, etc. - $300
SPHU 4650/GEHS 6900 – Public Health Threats in Suriname (3 Credit Hours)
Key Learning Objectives:
This program includes academics, service learning, and a case study for successful completion.
Students must register for and participate in full 3 credit course, including pre-abroad segment: SPHU 4650/GEHS 6900
Reading: Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice, M. Plotkin. Additional topic-specific articles
Service Learning: Coordinated by the Ministry of Health’s Bureau of Public Health
Capstone or Elective:
Medical check-up required
See CDC Health Information for Travelers to Suriname http://www.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/suriname.aspx
Get up to date with immunizations:
See US Dept. of State International Travel Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/suriname.html
Travel Arrangements & Flights to Suriname
Date: July 2 – 17 dates abroad, Every Tuesday 12-1
Route: Miami / Port of Spain /Paramaribo
Lodging will be arranged by University, includes transport to and from Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) and Eco-resort
Payment Terms & Schedule:
BY MARCH 1 please submit to Geraldine Neville:
One night's deposit: $50.00 to “Tulane University“
(Refundable if unable to attend)
Balance of course fees will be charged to your Tulane account.
Information Required to Request Financial Aid for Summer:
If you have any financial aid questions, please contact your financial aid counselor. To find your assigned Financial Aid Counselor, please refer to the Contact Us tab on the Financial Aid web site (https://financialaid.tulane.edu/graduate/public-health-tropical-medicine).
Documents can be sent to FADOCS@tulane.edu
Registration & Scheduling
Registration is complete when all application materials and payments are received. Course scheduling is arranged on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on the student's course preference list. The program is limited to a maximum of 15 students.
Students are NOT permitted to take summer courses pass/fail.
Passport & Visa
A passport valid for 6 months after the initial date of visit is required for all U.S. citizens traveling to Suriname. Requirements vary for other nationalities. International students should check the requirements for their respective countries. For US passport fees and instructions see the U.S. Department of State site: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/suriname.html
Students may obtain a tourist visa at the Embassy of Suriname or purchase a “Tourist Card” upon arrival at the airport. The card costs $35. It is good for a single entry, and is valid for 90 days. Students are responsible for this cost.
It is very important that you apply early for your US passport. The Tulane Office of Study Abroad assumes no responsibility in assisting students with passports. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad if you need documentation indicating you are on a study abroad program.
Suriname facts and tips:
Medical & International SOS
All students participating on Tulane Office of Study Abroad summer programs are covered by a comprehensive study abroad medical insurance policy provided through HTH International. This insurance is included in the cost of the program. The policy provides for accident, medical expenses, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, and family assistance coverage. The policy does not provide for trip cancellation or baggage loss. Students are also covered by International SOS. This assists students with various medical and safety needs as well as emergency needs such as emergency evacuation (for non-medical reasons) if necessary. Students are required to enroll for membership at
Students will enroll in supplemental health insurance through GeoBlue Health, registration details to follow post enrollment. Cost is included in Tulane billed course fees.
Accessibility for the Disabled
Tulane University is committed to making all its programs accessible to the physically challenged. Persons requiring special facilities should notify the specific program coordinator and the academic director as soon as possible (in writing). All effort will be made to accommodate but students should be aware that reasonable accommodation may be required.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
The $50 deposit can be refunded before May 21st. After May 21st the deposit is non-refundable. After June 1st any other payments made to the Program become non-refundable.
The effective date of cancellation is the date official written notification is received by the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org copying the Tulane Office of Study Abroad emailed to email@example.com. This refund policy applies to all students regardless of the date of application or the circumstance of the cancellation.
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