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.

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:

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 advisors listed on the individual program pages, and start your online application at:

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.