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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Kelly Jo Bahry Advising Required: YES
Language Pre-requisite: none Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: YES
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: YES
Housing: Homestay, Shard Apt Internship: YES
Program Type: Partial Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

This Public Health in Nairobi program is run by American University for public health students who have already taken BIO-110 General Biology I and STAT-202 Basic Statistics, and are interested in a hands-on experience in dealing with public health issues "on the ground" in an urban, east African environment.  Students will share orientation, accommodation, and excursions with students attending the AU Nairobi Contemporary Issues In Kenya and Africa and the Environment & Human Health (Spring) program. All students participate in a public health related internship in Nairobi and take required, set courses related to public health and Swahili at both the University of Nairobi and the AU Nairobi Center. Students earn 17 credits per semester.

Students interested in applying for this program must make an appointment with the AU Abroad Senior Study Abroad Advisor to open an application.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/05/2017
Varies by program 01/02/2018 04/21/2018
NOTE: You need to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi between 5pm-11pm on January 2nd. You must leave the program on April 21st.
Fall 2018 03/08/2018
Varies by program 08/27/2018 12/15/2018
NOTE: Students must arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi on Monday, August 28th. Program transportation will be organized between 5pm and 11pm. If students arrive earlier on that day you must pay for your own transportation to the hotel. All students must leave program housing on Saturday, December 15th.
Spring 2019 10/05/2018 ** Varies by program 01/01/2019 04/20/2019
NOTE: You need to arrive to the program on Tuesday, January 1st. The program will pay for your transport from the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi to the program between 5pm-11pm on January 1st. If you arrive before that time the program will arrange transport but you will pay for it. You must leave the program on Saturday, April 20th.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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