Pre-departure training - a workshop for students going abroad
Copenhagen School of Global Health is offering a new pre-departure training workshop for students going abroad for an internship, placement, fieldwork, rotation, etc. in low- and middle-income countries.
Participation is free of charge for students at the University of Copenhagen.
To prepare students for placements abroad, focusing on five main themes:
- Personal Health
- Travel Safety
- Cultural Awareness
- Language Competencies
- Ethical Considerations
The aim of the workshop is to give students a better understanding of their future placements as well as the impact they themselves are bound to have on the receiving community. The goal is to make students better aware of the context those placements fit into and a general understanding of challenges that may occur.
Course content and teaching methods
This 1-day workshop will consist of diverse sessions with different teaching methods, mixing lectures with discussions, small group work, case studies, and interactive activities.
The sessions will tackle themes such as:
- motivations of going abroad
- impact of placements on host communities
- cultural differences, cultural shock and cultural competency
- ethical questions linked to working or doing research abroad
- and more!
Geneviève Bois is a medical student from Canada. Currently working at CSGH, Geneviève has conducted several workshops as pre-departure training for students of different fields in Canada, Denmark and abroad. Geneviève has lived in Low- and Middle-Income countries and travelled extensively herself, and therefore has first-hand experience with many of the dilemmas and challenges occurring across cultures, languages, and professional disciplines.
Professor in International Health, Ib Bygbjerg, will lecture on issues of travel health.