The summer after your sophomore or junior year is a great time to study abroad for the Global Health Studies Certificate. Semester–long programs are also highly recommended, in which case your junior year and the fall semester of your senior year are the ideal times to go. Of course, your major requirements will also dictate when you can study abroad. As you schedule your study abroad experience, be sure to refer to the Major Advising Page  corresponding with your major and/or contact an academic advisor in your major department for additional information.
All Global Health Certificate students are required to write a report and give a presentation about their international experience before they graduate. Be sure to leave yourself time after study abroad to present your report at the U of I.
Also keep in mind that you must enroll in 152:150 Research Design in Global Health before you complete your international experience. The course will help you identify and develop a global health project that will satisfy the international experience requirement. The course is offered during the fall semester only.