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Public Health & Medical Studies Study Abroad

Find the Right Public Health Study Abroad Program for You

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Better the World with a Public Health Study Abroad Program!

Are you a public health or pre-med student looking to study medicine abroad? Are you interested in learning how to make a positive impact on global health systems? Then you’re in the right place!  

Make a difference in public health clinics, hospitals, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world by completing a public health and medical studies abroad program with CIEE. From shadowing healthcare workers in Botswana to exploring Latin America’s health challenges in Buenos Aires, you’ll experience global health systems firsthand in your choice of 40+ health-focused programs.  

No matter which health & medical study abroad program you choose, you’ll discover more about yourself, your medical interests, and your role in global health, all while staying on track for graduation.  


Public Health Study Abroad Programs

  • Gaborone, Botswana
  • Study Program

Botswana is an ideal place to explore

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Study Program

Spend your summer in the Dominican Republic learning about the complexities of healthcare in developing nations.

Program Interests
  • Language Immersion
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

Study Latin America’s public health challenges in Buenos Aires.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Language Immersion

Benefits of Studying Public Health Abroad

Gain first-hand experience

volunteering at local organizations, clinics, and NGOs.

Complete relevant courses

that apply to your major and expand your interests.

Broaden your worldview

by learning more about global public health systems.

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Health Study Abroad

Put simply, yes! You absolutely can study public health and medical studies abroad on one of CIEE’s global health programs. Public health, among other subjects, is one of the most popular and important topics to study, so we encourage interested students to explore our program options.

While the best country to study public health abroad is ultimately up to you, here’s a list of some of the most popular places to study public health:

The top three reasons to study public health abroad include:

  1. You’ll learn more about the world and yourself through firsthand experience.
  2. You’ll stand out to future employers with your relevant, global education.  
  3. You’ll make a positive impact on local communities and health organizations.  

For a more detailed explanation of the top reasons to study public health abroad, check out: Public Health Study Abroad: Everything You Need to Know 

The best study abroad programs for pre-med students are a bit subjective, but we can provide you with some of CIEE’s most popular programs for pre-med students that help enhance their academic career:

For more details, read our blog: Public Health Study Abroad: Everything You Need to Know 

Studying abroad looks great for students planning to apply to medical school or other health-related tracks. Not only will you gain direct experience studying medicine and community public health abroad, but you’ll also impress potential schools by managing to study abroad despite your busy schedule. This experience demonstrates that you’re a global thinker, a changemaker, and passionate medical student.  

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