Study abroad programs range from short- to long-term trips throughout the world. Students interested in study abroad programs can explore listed programs from universities participating in the Global Health Networking Hub.
University at Buffalo's Department of Rehabilitation Science offers an intensive 3-credit elective summer course, Health in Brazil. The course focuses on comparisons between health services in the United States and Brazil and partners with faculty and students from the Universidade Presidente Antonio Carlos (UNIPAC).
BOCA (Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance) organizes several outreach programs in the United States and various international locations every year, typically for a one week duration during Spring Break of Summer. These programs offer our dental students and our faculty members the opportunity to provide donated dental care to underserved communities, and gain valuable experiences while helping others.
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is offering a Service-Learning Trip to Belize during the winter session. This experience serves as an interactive course that prepares students to care for the global population. Students will travel to Belize and perform nursing care under the instruction of the nursing faculty. Students will provide care in both the village and hospital settings. The University at Buffalo is partnering with International Service Leaning (ISL) to provide the itinerary for the Belize experience. Students will begin the program with orientation sessions that include an overview of the history, culture, and health care system of Belize. Online modules will be completed during the first week of the January intercession. One face to face seminar will take place at the University at Buffalo during this week to prepare students to care for the patients in Belize. Students will present a final project about their experience upon return to the United States during the third week of the intercession.
Sustainable Futures is a ten-week course open to graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture and planning programs, and also by arrangement to students entering their fourth or fifth year of related programs. The program offers 12-13 credits through the University at Buffalo’s fully accredited graduate programs in planning and architecture or through our program partners. The credits are transferable to other universities.
Interested in understanding public health and significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a low-income country? The SUNY Geneseo global health course in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana, is a faculty-led, four-week summer program. Students partner and share classes with students from the participating university, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
The course focuses on health and human rights of children, particularly those with disabilities. The course explores Cambodia’s health system and studies children’s rights from legal and health services perspectives. Learn more about course information.