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Public Health in Israel

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Tel Aviv University

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel


The Public Health in Israel program exposes students to Israel’s distinctive nationalized and high quality healthcare system, as well as the delivery of medical relief in disaster situations, an activity for which Israel is internationally recognized. Israel’s expertise in the provision of healthcare to immigrant and minority populations will be also be a focal point of the program. Students will learn about the unique physical and cultural conditions of these varied populations and investigate local policies and programs to confront socioeconomic and health disparities. Students will explore the country's historical-religious heritage and contemporary issues through site visits to historical and archaeological sites, medical institutions, and research facilities. They will also have the opportunity to practice disaster preparedness, response, and recovery through an emergency simulation drill.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Spring


Important Note
This program is located in country under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and operates with special permission under the university's travel policy.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to adhere to additional security measures and sign a release acknowledging the Travel Warning.

This program is subject to suspension or modification at any time. These matters will be discussed in more detail during advising appointments and pre-departure orientation.

Languages: English


Residence halls on campus

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.