Transcultural Biomedical Science Trip

This special program allows Biomedical students to earn 3 credits while studying in Zambia,  Africa. Course highlights include:

  • Clinical experiences and home-stay with local hosts
  • Community health outreach/clinical practice at public health clinics
  • Excursion to Victoria Falls
  • Excursion to Chobe Game Park

Course Title: HSC 3650 Transcultural Biomedical Science
Credit: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Three weeks of the course are spent in the classroom/laboratory learning the foundational principles of cross-cultural education and country-specific information. Students then spend three weeks in Zambia being introduced to the challenges and joys of global healthcare. Clinical hours count towards HSC 3801 and HSC 4851. 

How to Apply

Contact Dr. Chris Petrie at or 321-433-5080. Applications are due by March 8, 2018, but students are encouraged to apply early to guarantee a spot. In addition to applying for the trip, students must meet EFSC's general study abroad requirements and register for the required course when the course registration system opens.

Pricing and Accommodations

Space is limited. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. Payment plans are available.

$4,500 Program Fee includes:
  • Roundtrip flights from Orlando to Zambia
  • All accomodations while in Zambia
  • All meals while in Zambia
  • All required transportation while in Zambia
  • Transportation and admission to Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Park
Not included:
  • Eastern Florida State College tuition
  • Passport fees (a valid U.S. passport is required)
  • Supplementary travel insurance (optional, available upon request)
  • Spending money

Summer 2018 Trip

July 15 - August 2, 2018 (Dates Updated)

Contact: Dr. Chris Petrie

Important Dates & Deadlines

Application & Non-Refundable $250 Deposit Due: March 8, 2018

$2,500 Airline Deposit Due: May 1, 2018

$1,000 Housing Deposit Due: May 15, 2018

Final $750 Payment Due: June 1, 2018

Depart Orlando for Zambia: July 15, 2018

Depart Zambia for Orlando: August 2, 2018