AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Graduate Student, MEDS
• Graduate students in good academic standing.
• Students must be enrolled in the Masters for Public Health program or for the Certificate in Global Health and have been approved for an international field experience. Students must be in good standing. MPH students must complete POP HLTH 810-650-039 and the majority of their course work prior to a field experience. Certificate in Global Health students much complete POP HLTH 640 and the majority of their course work prior to a field experience.
• Field experiences may have different language requirements depending on the country, organization and field experience requirements. Accurate assessment of students' foreign language proficiency is important to ensure appropriate placement.
• UW-Madison degree seeking students only.

Subjects

Public Health

Classroom Language

Housing

Housing specifics will vary depending on location and field experience.

Program Duration

Summer: Mid-June - Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2014  3/7/2014
Summer 2015  3/20/2015
 

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


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UW Master of Public Health Field Experiences

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The International Field Experience is an optional component for all students in the Master of Public Health Program. The international field experience consists of a 400 hour, six credit capstone experience that provides students with practical experience in a public health setting and requires them to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learned during their graduate study. It also provides students with a rich opportunity to work with international agencies that address significant public health problems. MPH students participate in a field experience following the completion of majority of coursework. Students will summarize what they have learned in the field experience as part of the capstone project.

Students will apply population-focused skills in a community or public health setting in an international setting. Students will work with their Department to determine a placement site.

Once students have been approved for an international field experience through the MPH Program Office and have submitted a Field Learning Agreement, students will then apply online to IAP.