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College of Public Health

The Niswonger VILLAGE at the
ETSU Eastman Valleybrook Campus


Once students learn the basic skills, how do we know that they can apply them in the real world—especially in low-resource situations, such as following natural or man-made disasters?

The Niswonger VILLAGE (Virtual International Living and Learning Across Global Environments) at the ETSU Eastman Valleybrook Campus is a public health “simulation lab” that replicates how people live and work in low-resource settings.

Using role playing, “case studies,” and simulated scenarios, students face “real-world” challenges, and gain confidence in their ability to make a difference in the lives of other people.

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