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  • Locations: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
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Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: Department-Led Program
SDSU Office: Health and Human Services
Program Description:

OBESITY ON THE BORDER (PH 700F)
This course meets Tuesdays from 4 pm - 6:40 pm 
Spring 2018 anticipated class meetings in Tijuana, Mexico: January: 30; February: 6, 13, 20; March: 6, 13, 20; April: 3, 10, 17, 24; May: 1?, 8

In order to participate in this program you: 
  • Must be enrolled in PH 700F during the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Be in possession of a valid passport book prior to the first travel day.
  • Complete this on-line application before traveling. Students should complete this application after they have registered for the course.

Program Overview
This course discusses the causes and consequences of international integration in the western hemisphere, including the United States and Canada with an emphasis on Latin America. Multiple dimensions of integration will be examined from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students from any department may take this course. This course satisfies the international experience requirement for many majors however students should confirm this with their academic adviser.  

Location Description 
This course will be taught in English on the Otay campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in Tijuana, Mexico. 
UABC will provide transportation to and from the Mexican side of the border. 

Instructors
SDSU: Dr. Noe Crespo (contact for SDSU students: ncrespo@mail.sdsu.edu)
UABC: Dr. Miguel Fraga

Minimum Cumulative GPA
2.00

Minimum Class Standing
Graduate students in Public Health; permission from SDSU instructor

Pre-departure orientation
Students will be given an orientation during the first class meeting on campus at SDSU. Students added to the class after the first meeting should contact the SDSU course instructor prior to traveling to receive and review the orientation packet.

Student Expenses
  • Students pay normal SDSU tuition to enroll in the course. 
  • Participants will need a valid passport book prior to the first travel day.
  • Participants will automatically be enrolled in the SDSU Foreign Travel Insurance Program. Coverage is provided for designated travel days only.
  • The insurance policy is required for all students and costs $60. There are no exceptions for international students.
  • Students will be billed through their SDSU student account the month following the add/drop deadline.
  • Mexican FMM "tourist visa" (500 MXN Pesos - approximately $27 cash for the semester purchased at the border during the fist crossing). 
  • Transportation to the Otay Mesa (parking lots usually charge $5-10 for the day).
Transportation to and from the Mexican side of the border is provided by UABC.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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