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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 : Next planned dates: January 2024

Spring Break

Cuba Comparative Health Systems : Spring Break - Next Planned Date Spring Break 2023

UK London - Global Public Health : Spring Break  - Next planned date: 2024


Botswana Rehabilitation Services : Summer 2023

Ecuador Community & Public Health : Summer 2023

Ecuador Nursing : Summer 2023

Ecuador Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program : June 15 - July 5, 2022 

Peru Clinics : Summer 2023 

South Africa Child Life : May 28 - June 25, 2022 

South Africa Medicine :  July 2 - July 28, 2022

US: West Virginia: Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Services:  Summer 2023


Independent Global Health Opportunities

Independent Global Health Opportunities and Rotations

Other programs (external third party providers)

Child Family Health International

International Service Learning