Public health related learning, service, or research abroad can be an enriching part of any student's undergraduate experience. There are a variety of means for gaining that type of experience.

Student Groups

  • Public Health Without Borders: A globally-minded group of students aiming to foster a universal community by educating and serving in underrepresented countries
  • Half the Sky Movement: A group whose mission is to spread awareness about women’s issues that are occurring around the world

Alternative Breaks

Sponsored by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life, Alternative Breaks (AB) coordinates substance-free, community service-learning trips during the university's winter, spring, and summer breaks. AB participants travel locally, nationally, and internationally in teams to engage in active service and gain new perspectives on social issues while meeting community needs and learning about and building upon community assets.

Students address social issues that include disaster relief, environmental restoration, HIV/AIDS, education, homelessness, healthcare, poverty, and immigration. AB's main goal is to educate participants about the root causes of these issues, while also making an immediate difference in the trips’ respective communities.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience can be as short as three weeks or as long as a year. Programs exist is places such as Barcelona, Costa Rica, and Korea. Learn more about study abroad as a public health science student.