Global Health Opportunities

Not sure about going abroad? We can help.

Students in the College of Public Health are able to take advantage of a number of different international opportunities. In the past, students have gone abroad for:

Practical Experience

We are pleased to partner with a number of foreign institutions and public health organizations around the world. To learn more about the global experiences currently available in the College of Public health, click the button below.

PLEASE NOTE: Students with questions regarding the feasibility of pursuing an international practicum should make an appointment to speak with the practicum director immediately. Due to academic and logistical difficulties, international practica will take significant advanced planning and additional approvals.

The University of Iowa College of Public Health was founded in 1999 to promote health and to prevent injury and illness through commitment to education and training, excellence in research, innovation in policy development, and devotion to public health practice.

Global Programs and Partners


The College of Public Health has a number of institutional partnerships and global programs that all students are invited to participate in. These partners include:

Babes-Bolyai University – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Child Family Health International – Various Locations
Rotary International – Xicotepec, Mexico

If you’re interested in finding a placement or already know where you want to go, we can help. Click the ‘Schedule’ button below to schedule a planning appointment with our global health advisor.

Contact the Global Health Advisory Committee

Have a question about an existing partnership? Interested in proposing a new global partnership? We’d like to here from you.

Questions or comments? Contact Sophie Switzer. This page was last reviewed on September 27, 2018.