This trip has been cancelled for 2016 and replaced with Cuba.
Belém, capital of the state of Pará, is a port city and gateway to Brazil’s lower Amazon region. By Guajará Bay, the riverfront district Cidade Velha (old town) preserves Portuguese-colonial architecture, from churches and colorful azulejo-tile houses to a 17th-century fortification known as Forte do Castelo. Ver-o-Peso is a vast, open-air market on the water selling Amazonian fish, fruit and crafts.
OST 590: Tropical Medicine (3 credits)
Learn more about global health while having an enriching cultural experience! Through this course, students will gain clinical experience with infectious and tropical diseases, oncology, pulmonology, OB/GYN, and community health. The Health Exposure Experience course in Belem, Brazil, enables students to observe healthcare practices in eastern Amazon villages, see pathologies uncommon in the United States, and improve their cultural competency.
It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.