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

 

International Program Development (IPD) / Global Health Studies

  • IPD'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 Cuba - Summer Program
Public Health in Europe - Fall Semester Program
Public Health in Israel - Spring Quarter 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
Field Research in Public Health: Tanzania - Summer Program


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

Kellogg School of Management:

Global Health Initiative (GHI)
  • Kellogg students participate in research and development efforts. International academic partners include Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda.

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.