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GH 301: Global Healthcare Challenges

GH 301: Global Healthcare ChallengesLearn about healthcare disparities in a developing country and participate in a medical service trip to Ecuador.  This service-learning course is affiliated with Timmy Global Health (TGH), a non-profit foundation in Indianapolis (, and the ISU Timmy student chapter.  Students will travel to Ecuador on a TGH-supported service trip (Dec 31, 2024-Jan 12, 2025).  This GH 301 course prepares students for the trip by providing a general understanding of the people, history, language, and culture of Ecuador, and exploring the effectiveness of service trips and international volunteerism.  Students enrolled in the course are expected to participate in fundraising activities for medication and supplies.GH 301: Global Healthcare Challenges

Applications to enroll in this GH 301 course and to participate in the medical service trip are due by noon, Wednesday, September 18.  All ISU undergraduates, especially those interested in careers in healthcare, are encouraged to apply.  Enrollment is limited to 24 students.  Interested students are strongly encouraged to consider joining the Timmy student chapter, which meets every other Wednesday evening at 7pm in Science Room 18. The service trip typically costs about $3,100, with the University covering a portion of this cost for some students.  Spanish language skills are helpful, but not essential.

Instructors: Dr. Eric Glendening and Dr. Cody Hanson

Dr. Eric Glendening teaches freshman chemistry and is faculty advisor for the ISU Timmy chapter.​ Dr. Cody Hanson teaches Spanish and also advises the ISU Timmy chapter.

An application form is posted here:

Please contact Dr. Glendening or Dr. Hanson if you have any questions about this course.