Study abroad

Upcoming study abroad opportunities

Population Health in Action – Research and Implementation in Zimbabwe
Led by: 
Danuta Kasprzyk & Daniel Montano

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Decision Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Program Description:
As a follow-on to “HIV/AIDS: Issues and Challenges” Honors Course Spring 2018 (Honors 222A/GH490B), we will lead students on a study abroad program to observe our work with our Zimbabwe public health research and implementation team, health care services and implementation research and evaluation offered by a Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care provincial medical directorate. Our program, Zichire, is a part of the Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. The Ministry of Health and Child Care Provincial Medical Directorate of the Matabeleland North Province will lead students through observations of research, evaluation, and health services in their province. A core component of this study abroad program is learning how public health research is translated to policies impacting population health in a lower-middle income country. Students will learn about and observe research, evaluation and implementation of public health programs, and clinical care programs all focused on improving population health.

To apply, please complete the online application by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
Please note, you do not need to be an honors student to participate.

Exploration seminars

Exploration Seminars are short-term study abroad programs (3-4 weeks) led by UW faculty that take place during the gap period between the end of the UW summer quarter and beginning of autumn quarter. Similar to UW Programs, Exploration Seminars focus on specific themes pertinent to the program location. Most Exploration Seminars do not require foreign language background. Students earn five credits for the seminar.

Additional Exploration Seminars can be found on the UW Study Abroad website here.