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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Nuts and Bolts of Travel Preparation

In this module, we'll go over the basics of preparation, planning, documentation, and insurance. Thinking ahead about all of the elements you'll need is an essential part of the process....
Reading
9 videos (Total 108 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Project Planning15m
Working in the Field5m
Tales from the Field: Steve Harvey18m
Preparing to Travel19m
Travel Advisories4m
Health Insurance6m
Emergencies8m
Tales from the Field: Summer and Shaun25m
Reading3 readings
Syllabus10m
Foundations of Global Health Specialization10m
Ouma and Dimaras: Views from the global south10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Nuts and Bolts of Travel Preparation16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Travel Health & Prevention

It's easier to stay healthy if you know how to anticipate potential challenges, minimize your risk, and access the care that you need....
Reading
10 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Vector-Borne Diseases and Prevention16m
Food and Waterborne Diseases19m
Rabies, Altitude, and Sun Exposure6m
Injuries5m
Tales from the Field (Julie Denison)4m
Finding Care Overseas4m
The Returned Traveler7m
Mental Health Considerations for Travelers5m
Burnout and Vicarious Traumatization7m
Reading2 readings
Rates of intentionally caused and road crash deaths of US citizens abroad10m
Aid workers, assuming survivors' agony, at risk of 'vicarious trauma'10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Travel Health & Prevention36m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Staying Safe

In this module, we'll cover strategies for staying safe while traveling, measures you can take to minimize risk, as well as specific advice for women and LGBT travelers. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading
Video7 videos
Moving Around17m
Staying Safe12m
Looking After Yourself15m
Tales from the Field: Joanne Katz20m
Safety and Gender-Based Violence6m
Lesbian-, Gay-, Bisexual-, Transgender-, Queer-, and Intersex-Specific Considerations8m
Reading1 reading
A few resources on safety10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Cultural Competence & Ethics

In this final module, we'll address matters of cultural competence and the ethics of travel. Travelers have responsibilities to the people who live and work in the countries they are visiting, and it is important to keep th...
Reading
6 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Culture Shock14m
Tales from the Field: Courtland Robinson16m
Ethical Considerations of Training7m
Ethical Practices/Behaviors in Global Health8m
The Importance of Learning Languages11m
Reading1 reading
Culture Shock and Travelers10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Staying Safe and Cultural Competence & Ethics20m
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Top Reviews

By JSAug 27th 2017

Very informative course for those who are considering overseas travel for work, or extended stay. Also serves as a great reference for those who are already seasoned travelers.

By JMMay 24th 2018

Very informative, if you plan on traveling over seas for business, volunteering, or even pleasure I highly recommend you take this course.

Instructor

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Anna Kalbarczyk

Research Associate
International Health

About Johns Hopkins University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • No, this course is intended to prepare you for international travel and arm you with critical decision making skills. For up-to-date information on these topics please visit embassy and airport website as applicable.

  • This course has been designed for student, business, and recreational travelers. Early module emphasis is on specific project planning which is most closely related to student needs. However, the health and safety modules are useful for anyone planning to live, work, study, and/or explore international settings.

  • No, the information provided in this course is for anyone planning to travel internationally. As an instructor, my personal perspective is primarily that of a US citizen. However, we have tried to weave in stories from non-US citizens and provide examples of resources for anyone traveling to an unfamiliar location (even if that unfamiliar location is the U.S.!).

  • Unfortunately I cannot recommend any companies. However, I would encourage you to look into what you may have available through your university, company, and/or current insurance. If you are already covered by an entity, they may have additional services you can purchase for evacuation or international care. You may also look into institutional security firms to see what services and/or supplemental insurance they provide.

  • The goal of this course is not to provide specific medical information; rather, it aims to direct you to appropriate resources for everything associated with travel. Please consult your travel doctor or primary health care provider for specific health advice. However, when you go your appointment, arrive armed with the information you have learned here and advocate for yourself!

  • This varies widely based on where you are traveling, your country of origin, and the purpose of your travel. Visit the website of the embassy to which you are traveling to learn more about specific visa requirements.

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