UF Faculty Department College
Elizabeth Wood Environmental & Global Health College of Public Health and Health Professions
Partner Faculty Department Partner Institution
Dr. Mona El-Shokry Ain Shams University (Egypt)
Perspectives on Global Public Health
Project Description:

The purpose of this module is to grant students the ability to learn and engage with people, rather than media, books, or lectures. Through international student engagement, students will experience the complexity of multiple perspectives, questioning of their own assumptions, and intercultural awareness as part of building toward being a civic and globally engaged learner.This Global Learning Experience (GLE) is broken up into two sections, Virtual Exchange and Individual Reflection.


Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast (course topic, cultures difference, approaches…)
  • Determine the cultural interdependencies between…, 
  • Expand global perspectives on a particular course topic
  • Develop cultural self-awareness and communicate effectively across cultures through working virtually with an international team, etc. 
  • Any other way in which the virtual exchange project will enhance your course.) 
Participating Countries:
Number of Participants:
108 UF students and 32 students from the partner institution
Global Health
UF Course Code & Name:
PHC 3440 - Global Public Health
Project Duration:
4 weeks
Activity Type(s):
Student-to-Student Dialogue
Student-to-Student Project
Time allotted to each activity:
Synchronous Activities: 2-3 in class hours
Asynchronous Activities: 4-6 hours
Local group activities: 3-6 hours
Individual Work: 2-4 hours
Technology Tools:
Videoconference: Zoom
Messaging Applications: WhatsApp
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Canvas
Sequence of Activities:

Week 1: Introduce yourself- Students introduce themselves within a designated mode of communication (e.g. GLE Canvas shell). 

Week 2: COVID-19 Response- Within this post, discuss with your group how your country addressed its COVID-19 response. 

Week 3: Local Public Health Issues- Provide an example of a public health issue of concern within your community, this can be local, regional, or national. 

Week 4: Global Health Case Study- At the end of week 3 all students will be given a mock global health case study.

GLE Individual Analysis Paper- Students are required to submit a final, culminating reflection paper on the GLE experience.

Sequence of Activities: