It is important that you familiarize yourself with the Global Health Studies Certificate requirements  and with your major requirements as you plan your study abroad experience. A maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit earned abroad can be applied toward your Global Health Certificate elective requirements. The remaining 15 s.h. required for the Global Health Studies certificate must be completed at the University of Iowa (or in a University of Iowa study abroad program that awards resident credit).
All Global Health Certificate students are required to complete an approved international experience. The international experience must be at least eight weeks in duration and can be satisfied by a research project abroad, a global health-related internship, or a global health-themed study abroad program.
Detailed information about what constitutes an appropriate international experience, along with information about how to submit an International Experience Proposal is on the Global Health Studies website .
For more information about how to receive credit for courses, internships, and/or research completed abroad, consult with the Global Health Studies Program Academic Advisor  in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For information about how to coordinate study abroad with your major requirements, refer to the Major Advising Page  corresponding with your major.