Global Health Courses for Undergraduates
Study abroad is an important way for pre-health students to build transferable skills that allow them to be competitive candidates for a health profession program. Global awareness, and an understanding of global health are now essential competencies for any health career. Study abroad allows you to grow through feet-on-the ground experiences in other countries.
The University of Minnesota offers a number of health-related study abroad experiences that can be found here.
In addition, the Health Careers Center has collaborated with the Learning Abroad Center to create two very specific programs for pre-med and pre-health students. Read more about our programs below! More information can be found on each program's page.
Global Future Physician
The Global Future Physician is a 3 credit global seminar held during the winter break. This program is led by two US physicians, and taught by a number of physicians from India. The program is always competitive, and has a limit of 26 students. Students are required to present a poster after they return from the trip.
Global Health in Thailand
The Global Health in Thailand is also a 3 credit winter break program, but combines two weeks in Thailand with 7 classes, one hour each week, Jan-March. This class looks at the relationship between human health and animal health – with a particular focus on tuberculosis in elephants and humans.