Virtual International Educational Experiences
While 2020 has brought the suspension of in-person International Educational Experiences (IEE), the Office of International Programs is pleased to share the opportunity for virtual experiences. Electives are available in Public Health, Nursing, Allied Health, Masters Programs and Medicine.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) provides Virtual Global Health Electives with the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly. Students can learn how health systems around the world deliver health care in a variety of diverse environments, explore cultural interplays in urban and rural areas and incorporate indigenous healing practices.
Students learn how communities are addressing their most pressing health challenges, including chronic disease, maternal-child health, infectious disease and reproductive health -- all while gaining insights into the public health realities of the region.
The internship is enriched with cross-cultural assessment and interaction tools and with carefully planned cultural activities that allow participants to experience the rich diversity of CFHI's global partner communities.
The Virtual Mojo offers personalized virtual research experiences in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies with a population of 1.38 billion. Health care has become one of India's largest sectors, both in terms of revenue and employment.
India's medical tourism market is growing at 18% year over year, and its competitive advantage lies in its large pool of well-trained medical professionals. India is also cost competitive compared to its peers in Asia and Western countries. You will have interesting research opportunities in both traditional (including Yoga and Ayurveda) and modern medicine and health care.
The Office of International Programs was able to secure funding to cover the cost of the Virtual IEEs for 2021. There will be no cost for students to participate. For 2022 and beyond, students are encouraged to individually apply for an International Programs award.
Additionally, these opportunities count towards completing the Global Scholars Distinction Program.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the REDCap form.
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"I feel as though I have gained more knowledge about global health and made many new goals for myself to expand on my global health competencies. The internship coordinator, Hema Pandey, was so easy to contact for help throughout the internship and showed great respect to all of us students. I also loved collaborating with students from different schools, physicians in India, and global health experts leading other CFHI virtual opportunities. It was a great experience to learn more about global health and work so closely with healthcare workers in my assigned country."- Rose Ristrom, SON '24, is an alum of the CFHI Virtual Global & Public Health Internship - India.