During the COVID-19 Pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial and academic risk. Please click here to read information related to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 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 : Winter Break 2024 - December 2023 - January 2024

Spring Break

Cuba Comparative Health Systems : Spring Break - 2024

UK London - Global Public Health : Spring Break  -  2024


Botswana Rehabilitation Services : July 28 - August 18, 2023 - Applications Open.

Ecuador Community & Public Health 

Ecuador Nursing : May 29 - June 12, 2023 - Applications Open

Ecuador Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program : June 30 - July 18, 2023  - Applications Open.

Peru Clinics: Summer 2024

South Africa Child Life : Summer 2024 

South Africa Medicine :  July 8 - July 31, 2023 - Applications Open

US: West Virginia: Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Services


Independent Global Health Opportunities

Independent Global Health Opportunities and Rotations

Other programs (external third party providers)

Child Family Health International

International Service Learning