Inaugural Program Summary (Summer 2013):

Program Leaders:

Clinical Professors Lata Krishnan (right) and Jennifer Simpson (left)

Jennifer Simpson and Lata Krishnan


8 undergraduate and 4 graduate students

Students in Zambia


Clinical sites in Zambia:

    • Approximately 490 children and adults screened or evaluated at these sites!
      • Beit Cure Hospital
      • Pediatric Center of Excellence
      • Munali Secondary School
      • Deaf Bible Baptist School
      • Kizito Primary School
      • Special Hope Network
      • Cheshire Homes 

University of Zambia student cultural exchangeCultural and Leisure activities:

    • University of Zambia student cultural exchange
    • Sunday market at the Arcades Mall 
    • Victoria Falls  
    • Safari  
    • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
    • Munda Wanga Environmental Park
    • Lusaka National Museum
    • Kalimba Farms and Reptile Park
    • Kabwata Cultural Village

Student comments about the inaugural program:

  • This trip could not have gone any better. It really exceeded my expectations to say the least. I really can’t put into words how beyond satisfied I am with everything that happened in Zambia
  • This SA trip exceeded any expectations I could have had. I learned and experienced more than I could have imagined
  • It was the most amazing experience of my life and I would not trade it for anything
  • The goal was “service learning” and we definitely did a lot of that. I feel that I got so much out of the trip and more than just clinical experience. I gained cultural knowledge, tried new things and had an amazing time
  • I am so glad I did this trip! I can’t believe how much I enjoyed it, learned from it and experienced during it
  • I felt that we experienced a perfect blend of coursework and tourist time
  • We did more service projects than I ever could have imagined we would do. The hands-on experiences and interactions with patients taught me a lot of new information
  • Everyone — students, faculty and community partners alike tried their best at all times and trusted each other to do the same, which led to a great collaborative atmosphere.

View photos from the Summer 2013 SLHS in Zambia Study Abroad trip

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