The College of Public Health offers students unique study abroad opportunities developed to provide life-changing international experiences in public health. These programs are geared towards public health students and offers both course credit while providing a broadened prospective on global health. Programs are led by College of Public Health faculty during Maymester and/or summer semesters.

Read more about our study aboard offering below or apply now at UGA’s Study Aboard Portal.

Programs

Study Abroad in Japan

Program Dates:  July 10 – 29, 2022

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022 (Rolling Admission)

 

Join the UGA College of Public Health and its Department of Health Promotion and Behavior for a Summer Session in Japan that focuses on international public health issues, such as aging, environmental problems, community health, and chronic and infectious disease.

Academic Program

Each student must register for 2 courses (6 credit hours). All classes will be conducted in English. Participants will travel and participate in classroom lectures and service learning opportunities with faculty and students from Shizuoka University of Art and Culture in Kosai City near Hamamatsu, Japan. Students will also participate in home stays in Shizuoka Prefecture. We will also visit  the Hiroshima Peace Museum, Miyajima Island, and Nara.

Please note, the program is physically challenging and may not be suitable for all students.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Track

  • HPRB 3050S: Service Learning in Health Promotion
  • HPRB 4180: Health Promotion Program Study Abroad

Graduate Track

  • HPRB 8000: Directed Study in Health Promotion
  • HPRB 8050: Advanced Service Learning in Health Promotion

Program Cost

Program Fee: $2,500 (approximately)

The fee includes:

  • Program Deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
  • International Health Insurance (UGA requirement)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Some meals while traveling with the program group

NOTE: This fee does not include tuition, airfare, rail transportation, most meals, and spending money. Students who are not residents of Georgia or do not attend a University System of Georgia University or College pay an additional $250.00. See the UGA Bursar’s Office for tuition rates.  The most up-to-date OIE Cost of Attendance Sheet can be found here under “Costs/Scholarship.”

Faculty Instructors

How to Apply

The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary and housing information, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of Global Engagement.  Program orientation dates can be found on the Global Engagement Events Calendar.

Global Health in Uganda

Program Dates:  June 11 – July 3, 2022

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021 (Rolling Admission)

 

Join the UGA College of Public Health and its Global Health Institute for a Summer Session in Uganda that examines two global health problems—HIV/AIDS and Maternal and Child Health (MCH)—that currently impact health, society and culture in Uganda.

Academic Program

The program courses include traditional classroom instruction, guest lectures by Ugandan clinicians and researchers, observing/shadowing in both clinical and research activities, and participating in service-learning projects in collaboration with local organizations providing HIV/AIDS care and preventive services.

The program takes place under the auspices of Makerere University, a public institution with longstanding partnership and research collaborations with UGA and the Global Health Institute. Students will visit and observe at a university research institute, two different hospitals, public health clinics, and a community-based organization that supports pregnant adolescents. Through experiential learning and traditional classroom instruction, students can explore significant developments and achievements in both HIV/AIDS control and improving MCH in Uganda over the past 40 years.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Track

  • GLOB 3300: Global Maternal and Child Health
  • GLOB 3600S: HIV and AIDS – Pandemic, Politics and Culture

Graduate Track

  • GLOB 7400: Global Maternal and Child Health
  • GLOB 8600: HIV and AIDS – Global Health Perspectives

Program Cost

Program costs: $8,025.00 (approximately)

These costs includes:

  • Program Deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
  • 2022 Summer Tuition – 6 credit hours (Study Abroad)
  • UGA Special Institutional Fee (less than 5 credit hours)
  • UGA Technology Fee (Summer)
  • Program Deposit for Short-Term Programs Abroad
  • Visa
  • Roundtrip Airfare

NOTE: This summary of costs does not include some meals and spending money. An itemized Cost of Attendance Sheet for this program can found here under “Costs/Scholarship.” Additional information can be found under “Accommodations.”  See the UGA Bursar’s Office for the most up-to-date tuition rates.

Faculty Instructors

How to Apply

The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary and housing information, can be found at the UGA Go Abroad Portal maintained by the UGA Office of Global Engagement.  Program orientation dates can be found on the Global Engagement Events Calendar.

Additional Resources

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