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Study Abroad

Faculty in the Zuckerman College of Public health and UA Global Initiatives partner to offer study abroad programs uniquely tailored for Public Health students.

Critical Issue in Global Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) in Tanzania

This program will not be running in summer 2021, and will resume in summer 2022.

Tanzania AbroadCritical issues in global health and 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 prepares students to work in developing countries especially in limited resource settings in the field of health and WaSH. The 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 field research, service-learning opportunities, and WaSH assessment in healthcare facilities and schools in the mainland and the big island of Zanzibar. Students also have an opportunity to work with local communities, and students from partner institutions in Tanzania.
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Accelerated Public Health Cohort in Cusco, Peru

Cuzco, Peru Study AbroadThis 10 week summer program in Cusco, Peru offers undergraduate public health students the opportunity to complete a full semester of core public health coursework and engage in service learning in a global setting. Students attending the program work closely with one another both inside and outside the classroom to develop a deeper understanding of the different health challenges that people face outside of the United States. The program creates a community of globally focused undergraduate students that can continue their studies together once they have returned to the US.
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Integrating Chinese Medicine and Public Health in Henan, China

This program will not be running in summer 2021.

Temple in Henan, ChinaIn this 5-week program, students 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 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 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.

Students earn 6 UA graduate or undergraduate credits. For more information, please download the brochure or read more on the Study Abroad website.


Human Sexuality & Public Health in Northern Europe

This program will not be running in summer 2021, and will resume in summer 2022.

Northern Europe Study Abroad 2015This exciting traveling program examines how issues related to sexuality are addressed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. Students will spend one week in Tucson and 3.5 weeks in Europe visiting hospitals, public health agencies and universities, interacting with local students, governments, researchers, medical professionals and public health workers. Discover why Northern Europeans are some of the healthiest people on Earth!
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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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