School of Medicine

Division of Public Health

Learning Abroad Overview

The Division of Public Health facilitates the Ghana, Himalayas, Peru and South Korea Learning Abroad programs with a focus on Global Health. Our Learning Abroad programs are faculty-led and are approved as service learning and meets the International Requirement for graduation.

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Due to Covid-19, the Exploring South Korea Society, Health and Development Learning Abroad program will be our only program offered during Summer 2021.

The primary focus of the “Exploring South Korea: Society, Health and Development” program at the Utah of Utah Asia Campus is to provide experiential learning through immersion. Carefully selected field activities in the 3 weeks will allow the participants to think, feel, and experience the traditional and modern society of South Korea with its unique culture of food, lifestyle, arts, music, rapid development and its implications on society, environment and health.

Interested in one of our other Learning Abroad Programs (Ghana, Himalayas and Peru). Please join us Summer 2022.

The Global Public Health Learning Abroad Program is also a fantastic opportunity for students with or without a background or interest in health to work with community members, students, academicians to improve the health of communities in Ghana, Himalayas and Peru. Students will participate in community engaged research, on-site work to learn about cultural, social and health issues facing local people, interact and work alongside local students, faculty and community leaders and visit cultural and historic sites

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LA Program


Please join us at the LEARNING ABROAD PROGRAM PREVIEW WEEK on Tuesday, January 26 to learn more about our Division of Public Health Learning Abroad Programs.

The Program Preview Week is a "Sneak Peak" into the unique learning opportunities students will have while participating in our Learning Abroad Programs. The directors will give a ‘mini lecture’ on their field of expertise and how it relates to the learning abroad programs.

The Global Public Health program will host (4) 30 minute sessions. To register for a specific time, please click on the link below.

Exploring South Korea: Society, Development, and Health
January 26 at 12:00 pm
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Global Public Health in Ghana (and Paris)
January 26 at 1:00 pm
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Global Public Health in Himalayas
January 26 at 2:00 pm
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Global Public Health in Peru
January 26 at 3:00 pm
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