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Study Abroad


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

Undergraduate Program in Cusco, Peru

This 9-week summer program examines Peruvian healthcare while serving the local community on topics related to nutrition, respiratory health, clean water, and sustainability.
Read full details on the Study Abroad website

Undergraduate Program in Henan, China

Six units of Public Health credit are completed in this one of a kind program focusing on integrating Chinese Medicine and Public Health. Students spend time in Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in a province internationally well-known for its ancient history and its origination and current practice of Chinese Medicine, Chen-style Tai Ji, and Shaolin Martial Arts, as well as visit Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Read full details on the Study Abroad website

Undergraduate Program in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark

This exciting travel 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!
Read full details on the Study Abroad website

Check out the 2018 Study Abroad in Northern Europe Student-Authored Blog at

Additional Public Health Study Abroad opportunities listed and expandable below. For more details on studying abroad visit

Costa Rica | Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Term: Summer | Minimum GPA: 2.5

At this historic moment when fierce debates over our planet’s natural resources are taking place everywhere, this program—which takes place in Tucson and in Costa Rica and is taught by climate justice leaders, water-, food- and energy experts, and local economy visionaries--focuses on how personal and community resiliency are created in a time of climate change, with compassion.   The program has three parts: 1) an overview of the personal and community character traits and skills necessary to bring about the cross-sector movement building, or resiliency work, taking shape around the world as the climate quickly shifts; 2) a review of the rapidly changing documentation—scientific, academic, artistic, testimonial--about this movement; 3) personal stories about the lived experience of building these movements from powerful leaders, many of them young.  Students will spend their days in a combination of community-based work (planting trees and gardens, installing water systems, gathering data about rivers), site visits, class discussion, and time by rivers to sit, meditate, and reflect.

Antigua, Guatemala | Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Term: Summer, Fall, Spring | Minimum GPA: 2.75

The IDEAS study abroad program in Guatemala is a unique experience that combines rigorous academics with for-credit internships around themes such as development and public health, ethnic relations and human rights, and indigenous and environmental politics. It also includes reflection of current events, top-notch language training for UA credit, and encounters with Guatemalan activists, artists, students and scholars.

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.

Verona, Italy | Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Term: Summer | Minimum GPA: 2.75

This 5-week, hands-on Nutritional Sciences course takes place in Verona, Italy, a beautiful and historic northern Italian city. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the approach to food preparation, agriculture and community-based cultural activities characteristic to the Mediterranean region.  Excursions include visits to olive oil, pasta, and Parmesan cheese processing plants.

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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: UA Faculty-led

Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring | Minimum GPA: 2.5

Studying at Flinders University provides students with a rich and diverse academic and social experience set amongst a uniquely Australian campus renowned for its coastal views and natural bushland.

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.