Program Profile

Hashemite University

Research, Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH)

  • Undergraduate

Hashemite University’s Research, Education, and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) brings together college-aged youth in the United States and in the Middle East for online, face-to-face learning experiences.

Participants learn leadership and social innovation in public health, data science, and technology while focusing on diversity in the presence of trained facilitators in both synchronous (live) and asynchronous exchange. Through facilitated learning and discussions participants will develop insights into each other’s culture, more effective cross-cultural communication abilities, and essential communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.


Participants work together to design and implement a community service project related to public health and the use of technology. The curriculum has activities that take place online in real-time through Slack and Zoom as well as away from the virtual classroom. Through interactive modules on data science, leadership, community issues, and digital citizenship, participants gain global competency skills. Small group dialogues help participants build mutual understanding and learn how to communicate across culture and regions. Participating teams in the Global Health Case Competition showcase their projects, initiatives, and ideas.

Program Details
  • Number of Participants: 490
  • Participant Age Group: Undergraduate
  • Partners in the United States: Arizona – University of Arizona; Florida – University of Florida; Indiana – Purdue University; Virginia – Virginia-Tech; Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: Iraq – University of Anbar, University of Baghdad; Jordan – Al al-Bayt University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Mutah University
  • Project Duration: April 2021June 2022

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