MPA students have the opportunity to participate in learning abroad programs the are exciting and enriching. See below for learning abroad programs available, and stay tuned for upcoming learning abroad opportunities!
Fall Break in Cuba
This course is held in fall semester and includes 7 on-campus classes and a one week intensive in Cuba over fall break. Visit the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center page for more information.
Global Public Health- Ghana/ Ghana + Paris
Through participation in the pre-departure orientation sessions and on-site field work, students will learn about cultural, social, and health issues currently facing Ghana. They will learn about current public health issues including infectious diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation systems, and methods to health development and improving general health and quality of life. Students will be able to interact and work directly with village and community members to understand and improve overall health conditions locally and participate in field work programs that focus on community health development. Optional 1 week addition in Paris, France. For more information, visit the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine Global Public Health page.
Global Public Health- India
Participants will see the workings of the Indian public health system from academic, government, and community levels. While in country, participants will divide into teams and work in rural villages to strengthen relationships with local partners, conduct surveys, and assess conditions that affect health.
Work will take students into rural communities, homes, health posts, non-profit partner organizations, and a school of public health. Research projects and interventions are co-constructed with host entities and the University of Utah. For more information, visit the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine Global Public Health page.