International practicums

Students in this specialization have the option to complete an international practicum around the world.

The global health curriculum offered by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health (GISGH) lays the foundation for understanding the different barriers and cultural differences towards health around the world. Taking that knowledge and laying it over the experience of an international practicum deepens the student's understanding in a way that is not possible solely with classroom exposure. Practicum experiences offer on-site participation in research, clinical training opportunities (treatment or prevention) or outreach in a developing country.

See where students go as they learn about global health in resource-poor areas, work collaboratively with teams from other cultures and increase their practical knowledge about health care around the world.

Africa

Mahvish Ahmed
Mahvish Ahmed
Uganda, Dentistry
Practicum: The Global Youth Partnership for Africa Dental Immersion
Hayley Ashbaugh
Hayley Ashbaugh
Ethiopia, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute
Michelle Caster
Michelle Caster
Ghana, Medicine
Practicum: Wenchi Methodist Hospital, Wenchi, Ghana
Sophia Dailey
Sophia Dailey
Ethiopia, Public Health
Practicum: Foodborne pathogen prevention and control systems in and around Gondar, Ethiopia
Allahna Esber
Allahna Esber
Malawi, Public Health
Practicum: Child Legacy International and Mkanga Community Health Project
Michelle Faierman
Michelle Faierman
Mozambique, Medicine
Practicum: Hospital Rural de Chokwe in Chokwe, Mozambique, and Maputo Central Hospital in Maputo, Mozambique
Kyle Fluegge
Kyle Fluegge
Ethiopia, Public Health
Practicum: Framework for improving case detection and treatment adherence for tuberculosis
Angela Jiang
Angela Jiang
Uganda, Medicine
Practicum: Global Youth Partnership for Africa
Stephani Kim
Stephani Kim
Ghana, Public Health
Practicum: Water Access and Quality Assessment Project
Becky Lauer
Becky Lauer
Uganda, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Global Youth Partnership for Africa
L.A. Lossing
L.A. Lossing
South Africa, Optometry
Practicum: Volunteered with the Global Eye Clinic in Mamelodi, South Africa
Evelyne Ntam
Evelyne Ntam
Rwanda, Pharmacy
Practicum: Volunteered at the Ubumwe Community Center in Gusenyi, Rwanda in partnership with Partners in Conservation
Kelsey Paras
Kelsey Paras
Kenya, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: University of Nairobi, Kenya
Nisha Rao
Nisha Rao
Malawi, Medicine
Practicum: Child Legacy International and Mkanga Community Health Project
Cara Rice
Cara Rice
Uganda, Public Health
Practicum: Global Youth Partnership for Africa
Judi Stella
Judi Stella
Uganda, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Global Youth Partnership for Africa
Tara Strickler
Tara Strickler
Sierra Leone, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Worked with the British Council’s Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHE)
Kristi Sturgill
Kristi Sturgill
Rwanda, Pharmacy
Practicum: Volunteered at the Ubumwe Community Center in Gusenyi, Rwanda in partnership with Partners in Conservation
Narry Tiao
Narry Tiao
Ethiopia, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Public health impact of stray animal populations in developing countries
Jaron Traveller
Jaron Traveller
Uganda, Dentistry
Practicum: The Global Youth Partnership for Africa Dental Immersion
Emily Walz
Emily Walz
Cameroon, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Worked with a research team from the Disease Ecology and Computer Modeling Laboratory (DECML)
Cara Whalen
Cara Whalen
Mexico and Rwanda, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicums: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico and volunteered at the Ubumwe Community Center in Rwanda
Jillian Zientek
Jillian Zientek
Sierra Leone, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Practicum: Worked with the British Council’s Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHE)

Asia

Andrew Keaster
Andrew Keaster
China, Medicine
Practicum: International Clinic of Qingdao Municipal Hospital
Angela Palmer-Wackerly
Angela Palmer-Wackerly
India, School of Communication
Practicum: Madras School of Social Work and Rajavi Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Central America and the Caribbean

 Elshafa Ahmed
Elshafa Ahmed
Costa Rica, Public Health
Practicum: Farm-to-Table Study Program
Anja Brokaw
Anja Brokaw
Honduras, Nursing
Practicum: Service trip to Choluteca, Honduras
Sue Choi
Sue Choi
Honduras, Dentistry
Practicum: Shoulder to Shoulder
Brittany Jones
Brittany Jones
Honduras, Nursing
Practicum: Service trip to Choluteca, Honduras
Margaret Kuder
Margaret Kuder
Honduras, Medicine
Practicum: PODEMOS
Katherine Leiter
Katherine Leiter
Belize, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Worked at a public hospital in San Ignacio, organized through ProWorld Service Corps
Kristen Mallory
Kristen Mallory
Guatemala, Public Health
Practicum: Partner for Surgery
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin
Honduras, Medicine
Practicum: PODEMOS
Brad McIntyre
Brad McIntyre
Honduras, Pharmacy
Practicum: PODEMOS
Katherine Taylor
Katherine Taylor
Nicaragua, Veterinary Medicine
Practicum: Organized through the Christian Veterinary Mission
Betsy Zile
Betsy Zile
Honduras, Nursing
Practicum: Service trip to Choluteca, Honduras

North America

Brian Bonnett
Brian Bonnett
Mexico, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
Barry Burton
Barry Burton
Mexico, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
Jessica Lewis
Jessica Lewis
Mexico, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
Carissa Minniear
Carissa Minniear
Mexico, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
Liz Thornton
Liz Thornton
Mexico, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico
Cara Whalen
Cara Whalen
Mexico and Rwanda, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicums: Service learning trip to Merida in Yucatan, Mexico and volunteered at the Ubumwe Community Center in Rwanda

South America

Pouneh Behin
Pouneh Behin
Uruguay, Public Health
Practicum: Farm-to-Table Study Program
Janet Buffer
Janet Buffer
Uruguay, Public Health
Practicum: Farm-to-Table Study Program
Patricia Carr
Patricia Carr
Ecuador, Public Health
Practicum: Field study program doing research on Chagas in Ecuador
Stacy Hackenmueller
Stacy Hackenmueller
Bolivia, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Practicum: Rotated through several pediatric and maternal health sites in La Paz, Bolivia
Kyle Jamison
Kyle Jamison
Peru, Medicine
Practicum: CerviCusco
Caitlin Lacey
Uruguay, Public Health
Practicum: Farm-to-Table Study Program
Emma Moody
Emma Moody
Peru, Medicine
Practicum: CerviCusco