STUDENT GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Please watch the Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS) website for study abroad opportunities in the winter and summer semesters. Although many of the programs are developed with Arts and Sciences courses, some will fill your breadth, multicultural, and general education requirements. Check for program information here and a list of program opportunities here.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
The faculty of our College have developed special global programs tailored to your learning needs in health sciences. Please look through our summer and winter programs for opportunities to earn credits towards your major, fulfill requirements for your minor, see health and healthcare concerns outside of the United States, and experience professional growth by completing an internship, service learning activities, or working on a global research project.
with the Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS).
WINTER 2023 PROGRAMS
Study abroad programs vary every year and are posted on the CGPS website in February a year prior to travel. Most programs fill early, some before the end of April, so please watch for information on interest meetings and the global program fair.
Programs that include an internship component include:
Healthcare in Merida, Spain with Dr. Virginia Hughes
This study abroad program provides an opportunity for students to shadow physicians in a hospital in Merida, Spain. In this 3-week program, students will earn about 75 hours of shadowing, learn about the European healthcare system, and experience the culture and food of Spain. The program can help students decide if a health career is right for them and help fine-tune their career interests. Students do not need to pre-med; any student interested in healthcare is encouraged to apply.
Healthcare in Genoa, Italy with Dr. Saskia Richter
This study abroad program provides an opportunity for students to shadow physicians in a hospital in Genoa, Italy. In this 3-week program, students will earn about 75 hours of shadowing, learn about the European healthcare system, and experience Italian culture and food. The program can help students decide if a health career is right for them and help fine-tune their career interests. Students do not need to pre-med; any student interested in healthcare is encouraged to apply.
Nursing in the British and United States Virgin Islands with Diane Rudophi RN, MS
This program allows student to immerse themselves in the rich history, culture and beauty of the Caribbean islands and people. Students travel between US and British Islands to have both acute care and community/clinic experiences paired in an interprofessional collaborative manner 1-1 with nurses and HCP’s on the islands of St. Croix and Tortola.
Sports Medicine in Heidelberg, Germany with Dr. Thomas Buckley and Dr. Bill Farquhar
The study abroad is primarily designed for students who want to go into sports medicine related fields (e.g., PT, AT, Medical School) and works closely with a physiotherapy program at SRH University in Heidelberg. The students will interact with physiotherapy students and faculty in Germany to learn more about the profession in Europe. Excursions include the IOC Studies Centre and Museum in Lausanne Switzerland as well as physiology and sports medicine research labs in Amsterdam and Paris.
Programs that include a research component include:
Health Sciences in Hawaii (location changes each winter) with Dr. Amy Hagstrom
This program explores the local cultural differences as it applies to the health and healthcare considerations of the communities we examine. Students will learn of historic development of the areas visited while studying healthcare development includes understanding the implications of government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and lifestyle of the people. Site visits to historical and contemporary hospitals will allow students to gain a broader perspective comparing healthcare to that of the United States.
Kinesiology in Hawaii with Dr. Todd Royer and Dr. Nancy Getchell
Study topics related to Kinesiology, the science of human movement, in Hawaii, an collection of islands known for their pristine natural beauty, physically active culture, and friendly inhabitants. You will learn about the biomechanics of outdoor activities through lectures, laboratory experiences and field based excursions such as hiking and kayaking. In addition, you will explore gender differences in sport and physical activity, comparing historical, physiological, psychological, and policy differences between the mainland US and Hawaii. We have included a variety of cultural excursions relevant to both courses.
Nursing in Australia with Dr. Jenn Graber
This short program explores health and healthcare development in Sydney from the colonial settlement of convicts to the current healthcare system and health policy of Australia. Students will learn of historic and cultural concepts that are uniquely Australian while studying diversity of contemporary Sydney. Course work exploring the healthcare development includes understanding the implications of early settlements, government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and lifestyle of the people. Nursing and healthcare issues in Australia are contrasted to the US and global nations as students discover common themes in approaching health and healthcare.
Programs that include a service learning component include:
Behavior Health in South Africa with Dr. Stephen Goodwin
Travel to Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa to learn about the public health challenges in South Africa and examine how these issues are being addressed. Students will examine how the six components of health interact and how our actions impact our health as well as the health of others.
Our summer programs vary some every year and are posted on the CGPS website in August a year prior to travel. Most programs fill before the end of October, so please watch for information on interest meetings and complete your application early. Many of these programs are “freshmen friendly” and most offer courses to complete your minor in Global Health. For additional information on these programs, please contact Amy Hagstrom. All summer 2022 and 2023 study abroad programs were affected by the COVID pandemic, however, watch for programs in summer 2024!
SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITIES
New this year, we are offering a 1-week spring break – Copenhagen Global Health Internship. This 1 credit global health internship program offers insight to the health and healthcare of the people of Denmark.