If you are interested in an educational and affordable study abroad experience, consider participating in Environmental Health and Sustainability – Canada during the summer of 2014. You will have the opportunity to explore the bustling culture of southern Ontario while analyzing global environmental health issues from a Canadian perspective.
Environmental health is becoming increasingly globalized due to the nature of environmental issues. Field trips and guest lectures will supplement class instruction focused on water quality, food safety, energy consumption, health disparities, environmental laws, and other global environmental health issues. This experience will give you the opportunity to examine and compare the issues while conducting an in-depth study of at least one environmental issue.
Participants will complete a walkability assessment of neighborhoods in Toronto and Ottawa; at least two food safety inspections of retail food establishments; a comparison of energy sources between the US and Canada; an evaluation of solid waste management approaches in two cities within southern Ontario; and an analysis of how the health system in Canada contributes to public health.
Along with analyzing environmental health and sustainability, participants will have multiple opportunities to be immersed in the Canadian culture. Excursions will include visiting the gorgeous Royal Botanical Gardens and a tour of the Dundurn Castle National Historic Site, home of the first indoor toilet in North America! Students will also visit several museums and Parliament.
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