Overview

Have you ever been hungry? Do you know that about 821 million people (1 in 9 people) on earth cannot afford enough food to get sufficient nutrients for their body, and go to bed empty stomach?

Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. We have lots of great events in the evenings and on weekends that help you connect with other pre-college students.

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Hunger (Chronic undernutrition) is an important issue in world economic development. We need better ways to solve the hunger problem. It is important to understand the causes and consequences of hunger to help us find appropriate solutions for it. In this class, we will examine the malnutrition and hunger issue from an economic point of view by considering how the world population dynamic and the interaction between demand and supply for food affects the global poverty and the hunger issue.

We will also become familiar with the basic analytical tools used to evaluate international development issues. We will focus on the empirical evidence using statistics and quantitative analyses. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you come up with innovative solutions for hunger; to accomplish this objective, the course will include group activities, case-based work and class interactions.

Cost and Session Information

Dates: July 19 - August 1, 2020

Two-Week Intensives (with two academic credits): $3,145

Program fees include tuition, housing, a full meal plan, co-curricular activities, and a one-time registration fee. All students receive a UMass student ID card (UCard) as well as access to the campus Recreation Center.

Students living in or near Amherst, MA may apply to attend as commuter students. Commuter students must have their own transportation to and from campus.

For commuter pricing and information about the scholarships, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/summer/pre-college-fees

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