Study Abroad for Global Health Majors
Global Health Majors can choose from many semester, summer, and short-term study abroad programs with global health coursework that meets requirements in the major. For most students this means taking global health depth courses abroad. While many students select field experiences programs as a study abroad option, you can choose from many other study abroad programs to meet major requirements. Students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to meet with their advisor, but a great way to start exploring programs is to visit our Major Advising Page (MAP) on the UW-Madison Study Abroad website. We encourage planning 6-9 months in advance to ensure that you find the right program and do not miss any application deadlines.
Local and International Field Experiences for Majors
Field Experiences are a hallmark of the Global Health programs at UW-Madison and a unique opportunity for students to explore global health issues outside the classroom, engage with community partners, and learn from experts and practitioners in the field. Field Experiences are not required for students in the major, but are encouraged and up to 3 credits may be counted towards depth course requirements. Students in the major can only count approved field experiences as depth courses, and are not permitted to propose independent field experience exceptions. We encourage planning 6-9 months in advance to ensure that you find the right program and do not miss any application deadlines.
Funding Study Abroad
Both International Academic Programs (IAP) and CALS Study Abroad award a large number of scholarships to help offset the cost of study abroad, and we encourage all students to apply for these study abroad scholarships. It is also important to note that most study abroad programs are eligible for financial aid, and for some programs the costs are comparable to being a student here in Madison. To learn more about funding study abroad please explore these resources: