Public Health

Study Abroad programs that offer Public Health coursework

Argentina Community Public Health – Buenos Aires
This program focuses on community health issues including population health analysis and ssues of gender and human rights in the health care delivery model. Instructors are practitioners in the field, conducting research on social determinants of health. Special attention is given to medical terminology, and to improving your Spanish grammar, reading, and oral expression.

This program is only offered in the summer. Ability to follow coursework in Spanish is required.
Botswana Community Public Health – Gaborone
This program explores rural public health issues and the relationship between modern and traditional medicine through clinical observation, a multiday stay in a rural village, and basic Setswana language learning.

This program is only offered in the summer.
Chile Health Studies in Santiago
This program gives students the opportunity to participate in clinical observation experiences, while improving communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners.

Ability to follow coursework in Spanish is required.
China Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine – Kunming
This program en­gages students with integrated healthcare in China today, including indigenous ethnic minority healing systems, Bai traditional herbal medicine, Naxi Dongba shamanism, Tibetan medicine, and the pharmacopoeia of TCM herbal medicine.

This program is only offered in the summer.
Denmark Public Health in Northern Europe – Copenhagen
Develop a Northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health such as prevention and quality improvement while examining the challenges of health economics, delivery, and prioritization.

India Public Health, Gender, and Community Action – Delhi
This program explores the links between public health, policy advocacy, and community, with a focus on women, children, tribal, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India.

India Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices – multi site
This program’s focus is on the institutions, methodologies, and practitioners of traditional medicine. Students will learn to compare and contrast India’s traditional and modern healthcare systems and how issues such as climate change, globalization, and development may be impacting health services and healthcare access across India.

This program is offered only in the summer.
Switzerland Global Health and Development Policy – Geneva
The program investigates issues dominating the international health and development arena. Students learn through onsite briefings and lectures with health and development experts at international and nongovernmental organizations The program’s eight-day excursion to Morocco provides students with a different vantage point in which to compare and contrast public health systems and the impact of development on health.

Thailand Community Public Health – Khon Kaen Semester or Summer
This program uses a mixed-method curriculum combining classroom and lecture-based learning, peer facilitation, site visits, and community engagement, Students use a number of local case studies to explore trends of health and disease, critical assessments of system reform, and control strategies for newly emerging health problems.

United Kingdom & Jamaica Health Practice and Policy – London & Kingston
The curriculum of this multi-country program focuses on topics of social welfare policy, comparative health care systems and policies, public health in Europe, and health & disease.

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