Zambia: May 2012

This cross-cultural seminar joins EMU and Messiah College students together for an intensive study experience in Macha, Zambia. Students will learn from members of a variety of Macha community agencies to understand the challenges of health, social and business issues in a rural African setting. The group will explore unique challenges and approaches and how those in health care, education, business and social agencies are mobilizing to meet the needs of the community.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Articulate how people from different cultures perceive the world, interpret reality and make meaning in context of a rural African community.
• Describe and appreciate cultural traditions of the Macha community.
• Reflect on their own culture, society and faith beliefs as a result of immersion in another culture.
• Understand the paradoxes and tensions, as well as the consistencies and values, in a different society.


Seminar Leaders: Don Tyson, Nursing Department, and Wanda Thuma-McDermond, Messiah College Dept. of Nursing
Estimated Cost: $5,000 (subject to change)
Dates: May 14 – June 6, 2012

Course Information

CCSSC 201 Cross-cultural Social Science 3 SH

Recommended Immunizations

The following immunizations are recommended for travel to Zambia in the locations and times the EMU cross-cultural group will be in country:

Malaria risk in Zambia: Present in all provinces, Chloroquine resistant. Type: P. falciparum >90%, p. vivax up to 5%, P. ovale up to 5%. Recommended prophylaxis: Atovaquone/ proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine.

Immunizations and prescriptions may be obtained at EMU Health Services by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.