Students pursuing the Global Health Studies Certificate major in a variety of disciplines (international studies, anthropology, engineering, nursing, microbiology, etc.), but each is dedicated to the study of health in an interdisciplinary and international context. As a Global Health student, you are encouraged to consider the social, economic, environmental, and political determinants of health, and study abroad will provide you with the unique opportunity to experience some of these determinants firsthand.
Global Health students find employment in international career sectors such as education, business, government, non-profit organizations, and more. Students who have studied abroad have a competitive edge when applying for these positions. Study abroad is also a valuable distinction when applying for health professional schools and other graduate programs.
Because experience abroad is integral to studying Global Health, an international experience  is required for the Global Health Studies Certificate. Participating in a study abroad program related to Global Health is one way to fulfill this requirement, and a great way to experience another culture without having to navigate life in an international setting on your own. For a list of study abroad programs relevant to Global Health Studies, see Recommended Programs .
Various study abroad scholarships are available for U of I students. Information about these scholarships is available here . Additionally, Global Health Studies Certificate students may apply for a $1,000 Global Health Studies Travel Award. For more information about this award, refer to the International Programs funding website .