Program Details

Here, you will work hand in hand with service providers to help assess and discuss different ways to minimize public health risks.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Hue, Viet Nam
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

The 3-week Global Health field course in Vietnam introduces concepts of global health from a unique Asian perspective. You will learn about the healthcare system in Vietnam and study a major public health concern – infection prevention and control (IPC) in healthcare settings. This topic also allows you to explore various important community healthcare services, such as nutrition programs for mothers and children, health education and promotion, and community health workers and their role.

A week of skills development through classroom learning, workshops, field visits and general cultural immersion is followed by two weeks of service-learning at Vietnamese hospitals and health centers. Here, you will work hand in hand with service providers to help assess and discuss different ways to minimize public health risks.

Dates: May 26-June 15, 2019 | June 16-July 6, 2019


  • Explore healthcare concepts and programs in resource-limited settings.
  • Work hand in hand with local healthcare providers at hospitals and health centers.
  • Gain invaluable intercultural competence relevant to your field of study.
  • Explore the ‘Asian Dragon’ through unique excursions and immersion experiences.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network, and build lasting international friendships.
Setting Description:
The course is set in Central Vietnam with its culturally and historically rich UNESCO World Heritage sites Hue and Hoi An, the gateway city Danang, its pristine beaches and the breathtaking Central Highlands. Students are typically hosted at a local guesthouse or at the partner hospital. Excursions are arranged to visit attractive historical and cultural sites.
2,290 USD. Tuition: US $400, Educational costs: US $1,215, Housing & meals: US $615 (sharing room basis), Health, insurance: US $60

Additional Program Information

There are no academic prerequisites. To be eligible to apply for this course, students should be enrolled in a major or minor in public health or a related area in the health sciences, natural sciences or social sciences. Enrollment is generally reserved for sophomores, juniors and seniors, or by consent of the instructor. Graduate students and professionals are welcome to apply for participation without credits.

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