Pre-departure workshop and handbook for students going abroad
On Friday June 8th, the first "pre-departure training" workshop for students going abroad was held, with students attending from public health, anthropology and medicine. The feedback from the students was very positive and they reported they felt much more prepared for their placement abroad after attending the workshop. They also suggested pre-departure training to be mandatory.
The workshop was held as a first edition and might become a regular workshop of the school. It will be offered again to the students of the Summer School on International Health and the Summer School on Global Health Challenges in August. Registration is still open for those workshops.
The workshop is part of a wider project to prepare students better before they go abroad, in order to have safer and more productive placements about. The pillars of pre-departure training are personal health, travel safety, cultural competency, linguistic competency and ethical considerations.
And handbook for students going abroad
The handbook collects important information, ranging from applying for ethical clearance and medical advice to practical details about what to put in your suitcase. You can find the handbook (pdf) on http://globalhealth.ku.dk/students/handbook/.
If you want to know more, please contact Solvejg Baltzer Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org.