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Public Health in Mexico

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

Location: Mexico City, Mexico


This program gives students insight into Mexico’s public health system, with particular focus on assessing the outcomes of healthcare reform since the beginning of the twenty-first century and in light of the country’s increasing migrant population. Students also have the unique opportunity to conduct public health research projects under the supervision of renowned UP Medical School faculty. Additional courses in Spanish language and the History & Culture of Mexico, supplemented by visits to captivating cultural and historical sites, such as Mexico City’s famous boroughs Xochimilco and Coyoacan, or the holy city of Teotihuacan with its Mesoamerican pyramids, introduce students to the rich history, language, traditions, and customs of Mexico.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Summer

Languages: English, Spanish

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take a Spanish language course on the program.


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Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.

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