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The Global Health Initiative partners with OHIO faculty, OHIO alumni, the Office of Global Opportunities and third party organizations to offer a variety of international global health opportunities. These include OHIO faculty directed programs as well as opportunities for independent medical or physician assistant rotations, study abroad, service learning experiences and internships. The multidisciplinary nature of the different programs makes them appropriate for students interested in health and medicine, the environment, international development, health education, international relief work and biology. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students are encouraged to apply. OHIO faculty directed programs are open to students of all higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad as well as to faculty and alumni. Admittance into each program is at the discretion of the director. All students must be in good academic standing both at the time of application and departure of the program. Students who have been accepted into a program may forfeit all fees paid to date if their academic standing changes between application and program departure.

To learn more about each program click on the links below.

Winter Break

Costa Rica Introduction to Global Health - Dec. 28, 2019 - Jan. 9, 2020

Spring Break

Cuba Comparative Health Systems : 2019

UK London - Global Public Health : 2019


Botswana Healthcare : May 22 — June 12, 2019

Botswana Rehabilitation Services : July 28 – Aug. 16, 2019

Ecuador Community & Public Health : May 17– June 2, 2019

Ecuador Tropical Disease Research and Services Learning Program  : June 19 – July 7, 2019

Ecuador Nursing & Medicine : May 25 — June 11, 2019

Paraguay Explore, Connect, Serve : May 11-29, 2019

Peru Clinics : May 18 — June 2, 2019

Spain and Morocco Global Public Health : May 1-15, 2019

South Africa Child Life : June 2020

South Africa Medicine : July 1-27, 2019

Independent Global Health Opportunities

Independent Global Health Opportunities and Rotations 

Other programs (external third party providers)

Child Family Health International

International Service Learning