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Phone: 520-626-5983
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Study Abroad


The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public health and Study Abroad & Student Exchange have partnered to offer four new study abroad programs uniquely tailored for Public Health students.

Graduate Program on Migration and Health in Puebla, Mexico

This program provides an in depth examination of the push and pull factors of migration and the implications of this out migration and return migration for the health and wellbeing of rural communities in central Mexico.  Students who participate in the program will have the opportunity to examine these issues within the ecological and social determinants of health framework.   The coursework offers multiple opportunities for students to improve global competency skills including critical thinking, flexibility and openness in the classroom where they will be interacting with students and faculty from UDLAP.  The program will conclude with a weekend excursion to Mexico City where students will have the opportunity to explore the many fascinating and beautiful historical and cultural sites the city has to offer.
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Undergraduate program in Cuernavaca, Mexico

This 10 week summer program in Cuernavaca, Mexico offers undergraduate public health students the opportunity to do a full semester of core public health coursework and engage in service learning in a global setting.  Students attending the program will work closely with one another both inside and outside the classroom to develop a deeper understanding of the different health challenges that people face outside of the United States.  The program aims to create a community of globally focused undergraduate students that can continue their studies together once they have returned to the US.
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Undergraduate Program in Henan, China

The Integrating Chinese Medicine and Public Health program is new for Summer 2015! Learn all about traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts, and other unique subjects on this one of a kind program.
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Undergraduate Program in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark

This exciting new traveling program examines how issues related to sexuality are addressed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. Students will spend one week in Tucson and 3.5 weeks in Europe visiting hospitals, public health agencies and universities, interacting with local students, governments, researchers, medical professionals and public health workers. Discover why Northern Europeans are some of the healthiest people on Earth!
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Additional Public Health Study Abroad opportunities listed and expandable below. For more details on studying abroad visit

Oaxaca, Mexico | Program Type: Faculty-led

Term: Summer | Minimum GPA: 2.75

Students studying at SURCO can carry out internships in several different healthcare settings. Internship opportunities include working with a local organization working for children’s rights in the areas of health and nutrition, a shelter that provides healthcare (among other services) for children of single mothers who work night shifts, community programs for health education, the public healthcare system for citizens without health insurance, an HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, a center for speech and hearing assistance among others.

Copenhagen, Denmark | Program Type: Third-party

Terms: Summer | Minimum GPA: 3.0

DIS is located in the heart of downtown Copenhagen. Courses are offered across a variety of disciplines including public health. DIS provides excellent experiential learning for students and allows for travel opportunities around Europe. DIS is within walking distance of attractions such as parliament, national museums, the national research hospital, the Royal Theatre, and superb art collections.

South Africa and Swaziland | Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Term: Summer | Minimum GPA: 2.8

This field-based course deals with the interconnection of the global economy, local social structures, development, and health. It aims to examine and uncover what structural conditions lead to the varying levels of health and development we find in many communities worldwide. During the five-week program, students have the opportunity to work on individual research projects, studying both urban and rural communities.

Stockholm, Sweden | Program Type: Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year | Minimum GPA: 3.0

Karolinska Institutet is an exchange opportunity for public health students. Karolinska is one of the world’s leading medical universities, located in the vibrant city of Stockholm. Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world class museums and attractions. Students may take courses in global health, public health epidemiology, and health, economics, and policy management.

Stellenbosch, South Africa | Program Type: Direct Enroll, Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year | Minimum GPA: 2.8

Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading universities. Its location in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains, make it an ideal setting for a study abroad experience. UA students studying at Stellenbosch may select from a variety of courses in English. Stellenbosch is located in Western Cape Province, just 30 miles east of the provincial capital, Cape Town.

Adelaide, Australia | Program Type: Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year | Minimum GPA: 3.0

The University of Adelaide was established in 1874 and is the third oldest university in Australia. The campus is located in the city of Adelaide, just a short walk from the botanical gardens. It is a member of Australia’s “Group of Eight” and offers programs in a variety of disciplines. The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is the center of economic, cultural, political and social life of the state and has a population of almost one million people.

Auckland, New Zealand | Program Type: Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year | Minimum GPA: 3.0

The University of Auckland is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world and serves over 40,000 students. The campus is located on the North Island in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city. It is centrally located near attractions such as the Bay of Islands, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking scenery.

The University of Auckland’s campuses offer the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living.

Gaborone, Botswana | Program Type: Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year | Minimum GPA: 2.7

The University of Botswana is closely involved in the national development process of Botswana and maintains a rich history of high academic standards and social progressivism. Students on this exchange study with local students on the roughly, 15,000 student campus. Classes are offered in English across all academic disciplines. The University was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana.

Wollongong, Australia | Program Type: Exchange

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year | Minimum GPA: 3.0

The University of Wollongong is located just two hours south of Sydney. The campus is located in close proximity from downtown and walking distance to local beaches. UOW is a part of Australia's “Group of Eight” and enrolls over 28,000 students. Students can choose from a variety of majors including arts, engineering, sciences, education and humanities.