• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, Dissertator, GRAD, MEDS, PHAR, VMED
• Junior and Senior Undergraduates will be admitted on a space available basis with faculty director consent. Preference will be given to students in health sciences and to Graduate and Professional students in Pharmacy, Vet Med, Med and Nursing. Participants are required to take PHS 644: Global Health and Disease (one credit) during the Spring semester prior to studying abroad.
• Graduate students/ Dissertators must be in good standing. Undergraduate students require a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students and Capstone students registered for the certificate in Global Health
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


The two credit field course addresses Thai culture, public health, and infectious disease.

Classroom Language



Hotels, Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Two weeks in Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2016  12/4/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Thailand, Bangkok
UW Global Health Field School in Thailand

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The UW-Madison Thailand Field Course introduces an interdisciplinary group of students to Thai culture and offers them the opportunity to learn from experts about infectious disease and public health in Thailand. This two credit program is offered in the summer from late May to early June and provides a unique community-based field experience. The program is especially designed to allow you to gain an appreciation of Thai culture and how it affects health and health care. You will study public health and tropical disease with Thai experts, as well as learn how to design and implement village health assessments by participating in a community-based project.

You will arrive in Bangkok and spend about a week participating in lectures and site visits in and around the city. The program will continue in the Korat Providence where you will hear lectures on Rural Health Training and Research from the faculty of Mahidol University. You will visit local communities, participate in home stays, and implement village health assessments. You will also be exposed to eco-health research and visit a research site. The program will end in Bangkok with final meetings, lectures, and discussions.