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

  • Maymester in Croatia

    Program Dates: May 12 – June 4, 2020

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

     

    Experience the beautiful country of Croatia. Join the College of Public Health for an experiential study abroad that allows students to learn about environmental and public health issues in Croatia while visiting hospitals, clinics and other public health institutions.  The three-and-half week program also enables students to enjoy and experience the entire country of Croatia, from the eastern port of Slavonski Brod to the western seafront city of Pula, and all the way south to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, with the final third of the program spent on the beautiful Croatian coast.  Each day is filled with culture, information and new experiences.

    Courses Offered

    • HPRB 4180:  Health Issues in Croatia
    • HPRB 7160:  Croatia – Health Issues in a Transitional Country
    • EHSC 4950S:  Environmental Health Issues of Croatia
    • EHSC 7950S:  Integrative Environmental Health in Croatia

    Academic Program

    Each student must register for 2 courses (6 credit hours).  Each course requires daily journaling; sometimes journal entries are guided by faculty questions and other times the student discovers content throughout the daily schedule.  A research paper is due in the middle of July and the journal is submitted at the same time.  Attendance and participation is required daily.  Occasionally there are short written assignments.

    Courses are taught by UGA faculty and use active engagement approaches that will take students into different regions and allow them to interact with scholars from Croatian universities and research institutes, local government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and citizens from different walks of life.

    The intent of these activities is to have students be present during daily activities.  Information is gathered during each day’s events and experiences and then is supplemented by research once the student returns home.

    Program Cost

    Program Fee:  $2,900 (approximate)

    This fee is one of the lowest on campus for a Maymester program.  The reason that the program can offer so much content for such a low fee, is that this program has been endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Phillips with a generous gift which supports the program financially and keeps student costs low.

    This fee includes:

    • $300 program deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
    • All in-country accommodations
    • At least 2 meals per day
    • All entry into museums and local attractions
    • Travel insurance (UGA requirement)
    • Transportation in-country

    NOTE:  This fee does not include tuition, airfare, one meal per day 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.

    A deposit of $300 is due by December 15.  The remaining program fee of $2,400 is due by March 30.  These are deadlines of course, so fees can be paid earlier.

    This fee is one of the lowest on campus for a Maymester program.  The reason that the program can offer so much content for such a low fee, is that this program has been endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Phillips with a generous gift which supports the program financially and keeps student costs low.

    Faculty Instructors

    • Dr. Carol Cotton, Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health. Dr. Cotton has been a faculty member of the Croatia Maymester program since it’s beginning in 2006.  For 14 consecutive years, she has taught public health in Croatia, and this is her fifth year as Program Director.  Dr. Cotton’s family is from Croatia and she enjoys spending time with relatives after the program is over.
    • Dr. Marsha Black, Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health. Dr. Black has been with the Croatia program for four years, after also having taught study abroad in Vietnam and Costa Rica. Her specialty area is aquatic toxicology.

    How to Apply

    The application and additional program details, such as the program itinerary, housing information, and immunization requirements, 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.

  • Maymester in Europe

    Comparative Healthcare Maymester in Europe

    Program Dates:  May 11 – 27, 2020

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

     

    This Maymester study abroad experience will provide students with the opportunity to explore healthcare through a comparative lens, by comparing and contrasting European healthcare systems with the U.S. healthcare system. Students will visit three countries – Italy, Switerland, and the UK – in Europe to explore the history of the development of healthcare, how the healthcare system has evolved over time, the role of government in healthcare, the relationship between culture and health, and the current trends and state of healthcare in each country. Students will be immersed in the different challenges and solutions to healthcare in Europe, including healthcare delivery, organization models, funding models, workforce issues, and outcomes. The in-depth view of European healthcare will be provided through classroom discussion, guest lectures from healthcare professionals, and site visits to healthcare facilities in each country.

    • Study Abroad in Europe: Flyer

    Academic Program

    Students are required to register for a 3 credit-hour course in Comparative Healthcare Systems, HPAM 7650 for graduate students or HPAM 3650 for undergraduate students. There are no prerequisite requirements. The course will be taught by UGA faculty member, Dr. Lesley Clack. The course will also include guest lectures from local public health experts and guided tours to healthcare facilities in each country.

    Courses Offered

    Undergraduate Track

    • HPAM 3650: Comparative Healthcare Systems

    Graduate Track

    • HPAM 7650: Comparative Healthcare Systems

    Program Cost

    Find the most up-to-date “Cost of Attendance” sheet here. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

    • Program fee for student travel (including accommodations, group excursions, etc.);
    • Tuition and fees for academic courses;
    • International airfare estimate; and
    • Personal spending money estimate.

    NOTE: 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.

    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.

  • Study Abroad in Japan

    Program Dates:  July 7 – 24, 2019

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 (Rolling Admission)

     

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

    • Study Abroad in Japan: Flyer

    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 graduate students from Kumamoto University. While studying community health issues and program planning in rural Amakusa, Japan, students will be able to experience Japanese life first-hand during a two-day home stay with a local family.

    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 Abroad –  Aging

    Graduate Track

    • HPRB 7500: Community Health Promotion
    • HPRB 8050: Advanced Service Learning in Health Promotion – Aging

    Program Cost

    Program Fee: $2,200 (approximately)

    The fee includes:

    • Program deposit (due after acceptance to program) – applied towards total program cost
    • Travel insurance (UGA requirement)
    • Charter bus and/or train transportation on planned field trips
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Some dinners while traveling with the program group

    NOTE: This fee does not included tuition, airfare, all 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.

    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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