Education Abroad

Explore the world through the Public Health lens




This education abroad program provides a basic introduction to global public health concepts and practice, and discusses links between public health and social and economic development with special emphasis on Japanese society. Field trips include visits to Hiroshima and other important Japanese cities. Dr. Motomu Ibaraki leads the summer education abroad program to Japan. For more information click here.

This morning, my classmates and I traveled from Sendai to Ishinomaki, the city devastated by the great earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Read more about Brianna VanNoy's experience here.


While the Gulf of Finland separates Finland and Estonia by just 50 miles, both countries offer the student a special opportunity to explore unique global health concepts and practice in this region of the world. Students will also get an overview of the determinants of health and metrics of health status in both countries. Students will critically examine the role of culture, education, economy and environment on public health-related issues in both classroom settings and through extensive travel throughout Finland and Estonia. 

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