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Study Abroad Programs

Zuckerman College of Public Health and Study Abroad & Student Exchange have partnered to offer  study abroad programs uniquely tailored for Public Health students. 

Integrating Chinese Medicine and Public Health in Henan, China

The Integrating Chinese Medicine and Public Health program started in summer 2015! Learn about traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts, and other unique subjects in this one of a kind program. It is open to both graduate and undergraduate students at the UA and nationwide. Students can earn 6 UA graduate or undergraduate credits after the completion of this program.  

In this 5-week program (June 1st-July 8th), students will spend time in Henan, a Chinese province that is internationally renowned for its ancient history and its origination and current practice of Chinese medicine, Chen-style Tai Ji, and Shaolin martial arts. Available public health courses include introductory courses on Chinese massage and acupuncture, Tai Ji, Chinese culture, and Chinese history. Students will have the opportunity to visit Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and study on the beautiful campuses of the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shaanxi Normal University. Students will also get to sight-see and interact with local college students. There is an introductory excursion to Beijing, the capital of China. This program includes a one week free cultural sight-seeing tour fully sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona from June 29th - July 7th with visits to Henan, Xi'an, and Beijing.

The program is limited to 20 students and the deadline for application is Feb 15th. For more information, please download the brochure or read more on the Study Abroad website.


Critical Issues in Global Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Critical issues in global health and global water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) provides an opportunity for students to learn about global health issues within the context of a developing country. This course will prepare students to work in developing countries especially in limited resource settings in the field of health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). This course describes WaSH approaches for adoption of long-term behavior change to address global health challenges and explores low-cost technologies to improve access to WaSH. The program includes 5 weeks of lectures, field research, service learning opportunities and rotations in healthcare districts on the mainland and the big island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Students can earn 6 units of UA graduate or undergraduate credits after completion of the program.

The program will start in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania's largest city. Students will also visit rural communities such as Bagamoyo, Chalinze and Morogoro. The last week, students will spend on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, known for its exotic beaches. Students are also welcome to visit the local National Parks while in Tanzania. Students will stay with a homestay family during their time in Dar es Salaam and within a guest house in Morogoro. On other stops along the program, students will stay in dorms, hostels and hotels.

For full details, please visit program page on the Study Abroad website

Other Public Health Study Abroad Opportunities

Many other study abroad opportunities exist for public health students!  View these opportunities at the Study Abroad website by choosing Public Health under Field of Study.

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