Opportunities Abroad

Northwestern University believes international experience is an essential component in a Global Health education.  Northwestern offers a diverse array of programs and opportunities for students in regards to locations and topics of interest. Several fellowship and scholarship opportunities also exist to help facilitate international experiences for our students.



Undergraduate Opportunities Abroad


Global Learning Office (GLO) / Global Health Studies

  • ULA's public health programs abroad provide professionally-relevant experiences abroad to students in a variety of pre-health disciplines.
Public Health in China - Summer Program
Public Health in Europe - Fall Semester Program
Public Health in Mexico - Summer Program
Comparative Public Health in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina - Summer Program
Public Health and Development in South Africa - Spring Quarter Program
Global Healthcare Technologies - Winter Quarter Program in South Africa

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

  • Global Engagement Studies Institute is a study abroad program that prepares undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. Through service-learning, students partner with organizations in the developing world to advance community-driven change.


Graduate Opportunities Abroad


Feinberg School of Medicine:

Center for Global Health

McCormick School of Engineering:

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT)
  • Biomedical engineering master's students may participate in the Northwestern Global Health Technologies program in Cape Town, South Africa, a quarter-long course of study where students work with front-line health care workers to develop medical devices designed specifically for the developing world.

Pritzker School of Law:

Access to Health Project
  • The Access to Health Project (ATH) is an interdisciplinary health and human rights project in which students and faculty from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Center for International Human Rights (CIHR), the Center for Global Health, the Program in Public Health, the Kellogg School of Management, and the Feinberg School of Medicine work in consultation with marginalized communities across the globe to assess the health needs of the community, and to design a targeted, sustainable approach.