Study Abroad


Interested in studying abroad for public health? Take a look at these exciting opportunities for 2016!

Brazil – Maymester 2016 : This program will provide an educational and cultural opportunity for students interested in global public health research and public health practice as conducted in Salvador, Brazil.

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NEW Uganda – Maymester 2016 : Students will study a variety of public health issues, engage in community-based research, provide support to local organizations and experience the culture and natural beauty of Uganda.

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Israel – Summer 2016 (June 16-August 8) : This program offers 12 graduate credit hours in eight weeks, and internship sites will offer students the chance to work in their field of study while creating connections with Israeli health professionals. To contact us for more information about the program, click on the button below and type “Israel” into the email subject line.

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Read about what other public health students have done:

China 2015

In July 2015, students from the School of Public Health and the Department of Geosciences visited Shanghai, China. Their two-week course put them in the classroom and community, side by side with Chinese students from top-ranked Fudan University. The program focused on the use of mapping technology to study public health challenges in China.

Read the student blog: Shanghai, China | July 2015  



Brazil 2015

In May 2015, the School of Public Health study abroad program visited Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. This experience included academic lectures at the Institute of Collective Health apart of the Federal University of Bahia. Students learned about health disparities, social determinants of health, historical and cultural aspects of life in Salvador and the country’s universal health care system.

Read the student blog: Salvador and Bahia, Brazil | May 2015  


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Dominican Republic 2014

In May 2014, the School of Public Health’s first study abroad program took students to the Dominican Republic. The program was focused on gaining a global perspective of health disparities, particularly in the context of the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Students participated in lectures at the Universidade de Autonomo Santa Domingo and also visited the office of the Pan American Health Organization. Other activities included visits to a non-profit organization that works with Dominicans of Haitian descent to promote respect for human rights, an orphanage for young girls and a local HIV clinic to better understand best practices in HIV services.

Read the student blog: Dominican Republic | May 2014  


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