Study Abroad

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Study abroad requirement

Global Health Studies minors are required to study abroad in a program that offers a substantial public health experience.

Two credits taken while abroad can count towards the elective requirement for the Global Health Studies Minor.

Minors may also fulfill this requirement by participating in other organized public health study abroad programs. These programs must be pre-approved by the Global Health Studies Director.

Northwestern offers eight international public health programs:

Public Health in China

Beijing, China

Public Health in Europe

Paris, France

Public Health in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Comparative Public Health in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Global Healthcare Technologies

Cape Town, South Africa

Public Health and Development in South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Choosing a program

Feedback from current and past Global Health students may help you select the right program. Click on the program links above and view the Student Voices section for blogs, videos, and more.

Applying to a program

Review the public health programs on the IPD website, meet with one of the IPD study abroad advisers listed on the individual program pages, and start your online application at: Please note: your IPD study abroad program adviser will sign your required study abroad approval form on behalf of Global Health Studies. If you are applying to a non-IPD program, you will meet with Greg Buchanan to get approval for your non-IPD program. You can sign up to meet with Greg Buchanan here.

Funding opportunities

Northwestern students who participate in IPD public health programs may be able to take advantage of various fellowship opportunities through IPD. Both need-based and merit-based fellowships are available.