Study abroad requirement
For more than 10 years, Northwestern University and the Program in Global Health Studies has worked with the Global Learning Office and other international partners to develop academically rigorous study abroad programs. These programs have been vetted and are high-caliber experiences that complement our major and minor curricula, provide regional context, are regularly evaluated, and qualify for financial aid. Because of this, we strongly encourage GHS students to participate in Northwestern-run or Northwestern-affiliated public health programs.
Students are required to complete one public health-related international experience, which counts towards course requirements for the major/minor. Interested students are encouraged to study abroad twice, and are able to receive additional elective credits.
Northwestern's International Public Health Programs
|Comparative Public Health: Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina||Serbia & Bosnia-Herzegovina||English||Summer||Northwestern|
|DIS Scandinavia: Copenhagen||Denmark||Danish, English||Fall, Full Year, Winter-Spring||Affiliated|
|DIS Scandinavia: Stockholm||Sweden||English, Swedish||Fall, Full Year, Winter-Spring||Affiliated|
|Geneva Internship||Switzerland||English||Fall, Winter-Spring||Affiliated|
|Global Healthcare Technologies||South Africa||English||Winter||Northwestern|
|King's College London, Health & Society Program||England||English||Fall, Winter-Spring||Affiliated|
|Public Health & Development in South Africa||South Africa||English||Spring||Northwestern|
|Public Health in China||China||Chinese, English||Summer||Northwestern|
|Public Health in Europe||France||English, French||Fall||Northwestern|
|Public Health in Mexico||Mexico||English, Spanish||Summer||Northwestern|
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 GLO website, meet with one of the GLO
Northwestern students who participate in GLO public health programs may be able to take advantage of various fellowship opportunities through GLO. Both need-based and merit-based fellowships are available.Back to top