Ohio University


Note:  Ohio University has cancelled all fall and winter break international and domestic study abroad/study away programs and fall and winter break individual international travel for the 2020-21 school year.   Students involved in domestic experiential learning experiences, such as internships, practica, and clinicals, will be subject to new guidelines for activities that happen away from campus: https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/fall-planning/scenario-recommendations/academic-program-delivery.

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 : December 2021-January 2022

Spring Break

Cuba Comparative Health Systems : Spring Break 

UK London - Global Public Health : Spring Break 


Botswana Rehabilitation Services : Summer 

Ecuador Community & Public Health : Summer 

Ecuador Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program : Summer

Ecuador Nursing : Summer 

Paraguay Explore, Connect, Serve : Summer 

Peru Clinics : Summer

South Africa Child Life : Summer 

South Africa Medicine : Summer 

Independent Global Health Opportunities

Independent Global Health Opportunities and Rotations

Other programs (external third party providers)

Child Family Health International

International Service Learning