Program Package


Fee includes:

(does not include airfare to Rwanda and Kenya)

  • Tuition for three undergraduate or graduate credits in CHS
  • Accommodations and meals in Rwanda and Kenya
  • Travel Insurance
  • In-country transportation for course-related work
  • Class field trips
  • Course materials

Participants are responsible for:

  • Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Rwanda and Kenya, local transportation (not covered by class), passport/visa fees, individual sightseeing, incidental expenses and meals not listed above.


Location: Rwanda and Kenya

Final deadline:TBA

Pre-trip orientation meeting will be held TBD.

The group will convene in Rwanda on TBA. Participants may extend their stays at their own expense. (Airfare is not included in the fee.)

Open only to students traveling to Rwanda and Kenya.

About the Experience:

This course will introduce the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Get an overview of the determinants of health and how health status is measured. Review risk factors and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. Although the course will cover concepts and frameworks, it will also be very practical in orientation through hands-on experiences in orphanages and several other locations throughout Kenya and Rwanda.


Gerold Dermid-Gray, coordinator of field education, School of Community Health Sciences


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  • Deposit and registration through MyNevada
  • Apply to participate
  • It is required each student register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State
  • Additional University travel documents are required to be completed prior to departure (no exceptions). Contact Academic Credit Options at Program pending approval from the University Travel Office.

University credit, included in the fee, may be earned in one of these courses:

  • CHS 461/661 The World’s Health (Prerequisites: ENG 102, CH 201 or 202 or 203 or 212; junior or senior standing)
  • CHS 494 Field Studies in Public Health (Prerequisites: CHS 345; senior standing)

For registration assistance, please contact ACO.

For course content information, please contact the course instructor.

Gerold Dermid-Gray


click to expand/collapse Deposit and Fee Payment Schedule

$500 non-refundable deposit must be paid to obtain permission to register in this program. Deposit is applied toward total program fee of $TBD. All fees are required to be paid in full prior to course start date of TBD.

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If you drop the program, for any reason, and a replacement participant cannot be found to take your place, a refund may not be possible. Due to the costs and logistics of travel programs, refunds will consist only of that portion of the payment that is retrievable from the various agencies used in providing the program.

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It is imperative participants acquire valid U.S. passports and any other required travel documents. Passport processing may take 10-12 weeks, so plan accordingly. Depending on the country, you may be required to apply for a visa. The cost of visas can vary widely across countries. Check with the U.S. Department of State. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should check with the embassy of your home country and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department to determine if you need to take any action on your passport.

click to expand/collapse Standard Responsibility Clause

The University acts as an agent for the companies and individuals whose services have been engaged in the carrying out of the tour and, in consequence, accepts no responsibility for accidents, damages, baggage losses, delays due to strikes or to faults of any company used for carrying out this tour. Prices are subject to change without notice. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at any time prior to departure or in the course of the tour. In the unlikely event that the services or accommodations are not available as stated, due to reasons beyond our control, we will make every effort to provide accommodations of equal standard and quality for your safety and convenience. After the initial nonrefundable deposit, refunds will consist only of that portion of the payment retrievable from the various agents. If the final payment is not received by TBD, it will be assumed the participant has withdrawn from the trip.


  • Dates and costs are subject to change depending upon rate increases and currency exchanges.
  • A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses.