Santa Clara University

Public Health Science

Study Abroad

Public Health students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of international study opportunities to gain greater understanding of global health issues. For example, SCU-affiliated programs in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Copenhagen, and Geneva offer public health-related courses and immersion experiences.

  • Courses taken abroad can count as electives toward the major or minor.
  • Some study abroad immersion experiences may satisfy the internship requirement.
  • Download the Public Health and Study Abroad Planning Guide to help explore programs that could work for you. 
  • Contact the PHS Director or the SCU International Programs office for more information.

International Programs Involving Public Health

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SCU student blogger Yvonne Monteverde '10 (in blue), with DIS study-abroad friends, in front of The Fountain at Gammel Torv in Denmark.