Education Abroad

Explore the world through the Public Health lense
The College of Public Health offers four education abroad experiences 

 

 

 

India

Students will compare and contrast major regional, domestic and international public health issues and how they interact with and influence one another. Field visits and experiential learning are vital components of this program that will provide students with an understanding of the historical evolution of the region, culture, multi-ethnic make up, unique challenges, hopes and creative solutions towards public health and human development.Dr. Haikady Nagaraja led the summer education abroad program to India. 

One week ago today, my Jet Airways flight landed in the Mangaluru International Airport and I began my journey through understanding healthcare in India with 19 other Ohio State students. After 11 lectures and 5 field visits, I can honestly say that many of my perspectives on health and medicine have been impacted, and some have even been changed.
Read more about about Maya Prabhu's experience here.

China

Through dynamic academic instruction and multiple field trips, such as local and national CDC and EPA offices, along with the visit to Peking Union Medical College (PUMC, founded by Rockefeller Foundation), students will compare and contrast major regional, domestic and international public health issues with special emphasis on Chinese society, especially the equation between economic development and environmental public health challenges. Field visits and learning are vital components of this program that will provide students with an understanding of the historical evolution of the region, culture, society and creative solutions towards global public health and human development. Dr. Qinghua Sun leads the summer education abroad program to China. For more information click here.  

Japan

This education abroad program provides a basic introduction to global public health concepts and practice, and discusses links bewteen 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 too 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.

Finland/Estonia

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. For more information click here.

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