We’re excited to announce that IPD’s Public Health in Mexico program is being reinstated in summer 2015. And not just that: Northwestern University also just won a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, adding a new dimension to this already robust program by allowing Northwestern to host Universidad Panamericana students in Evanston during the upcoming spring quarter, and to organize workshops comparing health and nutrition trends in Mexico City and Chicago. The grant will also provide roundtrip airfare to each Northwestern student on the program, thus furthering IPD’s efforts to provide sufficient merit and need-based scholarships to any Northwestern student wishing to study abroad on our programs. We would also like to recognize the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, allowing us to provide NU and UP students with this very unique study and research abroad opportunity.
Further details about the grant, and interviews with past program participants Collen Fant (’08) and David Leander (’10) are highlighted in these recent articles by Northwestern News:
http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2015/02/public-health-program-in-mexico-gets-100,000-strong-grant.html and the Daily Northwestern: http://dailynorthwestern.com/2015/02/22/campus/northwestern-restores-mexico-public-health-study-abroad-program/.