Global Health Study Abroad Programs

2016 Public Health Summer Abroad Programs

The SPHTM offers several opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in various public health settings around the world. Please visit the summer travel program pages for detailed information about taking part in one of these amazing opportunities. 

China Public Health Summer Abroad Program

July 16—August 3, 2016

Through Tulane University’s China Public Health Summer Program students will have the unique opportunity to learn about China’s major health problems and more while examining comparative health systems and health economics. In addition, this learning will be accompanied by first-hand knowledge gained from visits to hospitals, private clinics, and health departments as well as guest lectures from local Chinese experts and health practitioners.

This is a one-of-a-kind program that allows all students, regardless of their academic major or language abilities, to learn in person about the urban and rural health systems of China in Shanghai and Jinan. Some of the major topics of interest that will be covered are China’s health system reform, the development of the rural Collaborative Medical System (CMS), HIV/AIDS programs and their progress, urban health insurance, disease control and prevention systems, and maternal and child healthcare systems.

Click here for application.

Suriname Tonka Island


Public Health Threats in Suriname - 2016 Dates Coming Soon!

Explore key issues affecting the heath of Suriname's population and ecosystem:

  • Science, practice, and policy approaches to address public health issues affecting environmental and human health
  • Important aspects of disaster management
  • Medicinal characteristics of plants
  • Risks of environmental contamination
  • Role of the ecosystem as a vital component to community health
  • Field Trips – overnight trip to the rainforest; see Guyanese dolphins; orchids and bird sanctuary

Please visit the Suriname summer program page for additional information.




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