1) UAB Department of Foreign Languages:
The Department of Foreign Languages at UAB offers many resources that support international teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to offering instruction in numerous languages, the department has cross-listed a course entitled "Spanish for Health Professionals" with the school of nursing, allowing undergraduate nursing students to use this course to meet their requirement for a nursing elective course. Please click on the website of this department for more information on the many offerings.
2) Spanish Extracurricular Activities:
The Department of Foreign Languages sponsores many extracurricular activities that are open to the entire university community, including Spanish conversation tables. For further information, click here.
3) Office of Sponsored International Programs:
In 2006 UAB created a new office called the Office of Sponsored International Programs, to provide faculty and students with assistance and guidance in conducting research in international settings. For further information, please click on their website.
4) Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ):
The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) was initiated in 2000 as a partnership between UAB and the Zambian Ministry of Health in order to confront the tremendous challenges associated with HIV/AIDS in Zambia. Beginning with NIH research grants of approximately $200,000 per year in 2000, by 2005 CIDRZ has grown at an astonishing rate to an annual budget in excess of $16 million annually, led by support from the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In October, 2006, Dr. Lynda Harrison from the UASON visited Zambia and met many of the staff at CIDRZ to explore ways the School of Nursing might build on the projects initiated at CIDRZ, and partner with nurses in Zambia to address the many challenges facing nursing in that country. Watch for further information about these initiatives.
5) Sparkman Center for Global Health:
The primary mission of the Sparkman Center is to contribute to solutions of health problems in developing countries by implementing comprehensive, graduate-level training and educational public health programs that are organized collaboratively with academic institutions, international agencies, and health ministries within the host country.
6) Study Away: UAB's Study Abroad program has over 50 programs in 27 international locations in the areas of Language, Arts, Nursing, Business, Social science, Engineering and Natural science.
7) Bertha & Smolian International House: The multifunctional Smolian International House at UAB offers a variety of services and activities for international students and scholars.