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 nine international public health programs:
- Public Health in China (Beijing, China)
- Public Health in Cuba (Havana, Cuba)
- Public Health in Europe (Paris, France)
- Public Health in Israel (Tel Aviv, Israel)
- 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)
- Field Research in Public Health: Tanzania (Arusha region, Tanzania)
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: www.northwestern.edu/studyabroadapp. Please note: your IPD study abroad program adviser will sign the Weinberg study abroad approval form on behalf of Global Health Studies.
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.