Undergraduate Field Experiences

This is a list of the current pre-approved field experiences for the Certificate in Global Health. They are arranged by the semester or break in which they take place, and offerings may change over time. Please note that most field experiences have an application process and deadlines vary by course!

Quick Links:  Fall 2021 | Winter 2021-22 | Spring 2022 | Summer 2022 | Semester/Summer-Long | Nursing Only | Funding Your Field Experience

Please note: Field courses marked with ** will not automatically appear in DARS. Contact your Global Health advisor if you are taking one of these courses as your field experience.

Fall 2021

Local

Madison
**LEGAL STUDIES 400: IMPACTS OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ON HEALTH
Fall Semester | 3 credits, includes internship | Junior and Senior standing only
Applications have closed for Fall 2021

Madison
**SLOW FOOD SOUTH MADISON
Fall Semester | Internship + CSCS 299/699 (1-3 credits)
APPLICATIONS OPEN, Priority deadline May 17th, accepted on a rolling basis afterwards
Please note: Priority given to applicants who can commit for two semesters; additional credits can be elective

Madison
EXPERIENCE THE PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY
Fall Semester | 1 credit
Canceled for Fall 2021; Planned for Fall 2022

Madison
Land Arc 363: Earth Partnership Restoration Education: Equity and Resilience
Fall Semester | 3 credits | Junior and Senior standing only
No application, enroll if seats available

Winter 2021-22

International

Costa Rica
TROPICAL HORTICULTURE IN COSTA RICA
(VIRTUAL) Early January to Late January | 2 credits (+1 credit fall course)
Applications closed

Ecuador
WELLBEING THROUGH MICROENTERPRISE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IN ECUADOR
Early January to Late January | 1 credit
CANCELLED for Winter 2021-22 

Sri Lanka
GLOBAL HEALTH, COMMUNITY & ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
(VIRTUAL) Early January to Late January | 2 credits
Applications closed

Tanzania
HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND TANZANIAN CULTURE
Early January to Late January | 3 credits
CANCELLED for Winter 2021-22 

Uganda
AGRICULTURE, HEALTH & NUTRITION IN UGANDA
(VIRTUAL) Early January to Late January | 2 credits (+1 credit fall course)
Applications closed

Local

Virtual Connections with Various Communities in Wisconsin
WISCONSIN EXPRESS
Virtual program runs January 10-14, 2022 | 1 credit virtual course (course number TBD) runs January 10-30, 2022 (Junior and Senior standing only)
Applications open October 11 with a deadline of November 14

Spring 2022

Local

Various Communities in Wisconsin
WISCONSIN EXPRESS
Spring Break 2022 | 1 credit (course number TBD, Junior and Senior standing only)
Application period for Spring 2022 TBD

Madison
NUTRI SCI 421: OBESITY AND HEALTH
Spring Break 2022 | 1 credit
No application. Enrollment restricted to students graduating in May 2022 (join wait list if full)

Madison
**LEGAL STUDIES 400: UNDERSTANDING THE  IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ON HEALTH
Spring Semester | 3 credits, includes internship | Junior and Senior standing only
Applications for spring 2022 will open on October 11 with a deadline of November 8 at 9:00 AM

Madison
NUTRI SCI 421: ETHICAL CHALLENGES AND CASE STUDIES IN GLOBAL HEALTH
Spring Semester | 1 credit
No application. Enrollment restricted to students graduating in May 2022 (join wait list if full)

Madison
**SLOW FOOD SOUTH MADISON INTERNSHIP
Spring Semester | 1-2 credits (CSCS 299/699)
Application period for Spring 2022 TBD

Summer 2022

International

Austria
OBESITY AND HEALTH IN AUSTRIA
Mid-May to Late May | 1 credit
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

China
ART, DESIGN, AND WELLNESS IN CHINA
Late-May to Mid-June | 3 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Ecuador
WATER FOR LIFE: SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IN ECUADOR
Mid-May to Early June | 2 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Ghana
GHANAIAN HEALTH & FOOD SYSTEMS: HUMAN, AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Mid-May to Early June | 3 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Japan
FOOD SYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN NORTHERN JAPAN
Late August | 2 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Mexico
LINKING AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION IN MEXICO
Early August to Mid-August | 1 credit
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Mexico
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FOOD SYSTEMS, AND ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Mid-May to Early June | 2 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Nepal
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITY
Late-May to Mid-June | 3 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Spain
CIRCLE OF CARE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Late-May to Mid-June | 3 credits
Not running for 2022, plans to be offered next in 2023

Tanzania
HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND TANZANIAN CULTURE
Mid-May to Early June | 3 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Thailand
MICROBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
Late May to Early August | 5 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Thailand
MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN NORTHERN THAILAND
Late June to Mid-August | 3 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Uganda
MOBILE CLINICS & HEALTH CARE IN UGANDA
Early to Mid-August | 2 credits
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Worldwide
WORLDWIDE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Length varies | 1-3 credits (approval required)
Application deadlines vary

Local

Various Locations in WI
WI EXPRESS
Late May 2022 | Plus summer course: TBD
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Various Locations in WI
COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (CHIP)
June – July (8 Weeks) | Plus summer course: TBD
Applications for Summer 2022 TBD

Madison
**LEGAL STUDIES 694: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ON HEALTH
June -August  | 3 credits, includes internship (30 hrs/week)
If interested, contact Lane Hanson, lane@patientpartnerships.org

Madison
CSCS 500: GLOBAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITIES: FROM RESEARCH TO PRAXIS
June – July | 3 credits
No application required; enroll in summer course

Online course
**LAND ARC 360: EARTH PARTNERSHIP RESTORATION EDUCATION 
June – July | 1 credit
No application required; enroll in summer course

Semester/Summer-Long Study Abroad Options

**Credits from this field experience will not automatically go into DARS. Talk with your global health advisor about applying the credits to your Global Health Certificate or Major.

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Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Amsterdam/London | Comparative Public Health Systems | Summer
Argentina | Community Public Health | Summer
Botswana | Community Public Health | Fall/Spring/Summer

School for International Training (SIT)

Argentina | Community Public Health | Fall/Spring
Chile | Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment | Fall/Spring
Jordan | Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action | Fall/Spring
South Africa | Community Health and Social Policy | Fall/Spring
Switzerland | Global Health and Development Policy | Fall/Spring

DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Denmark
Health Delivery and Prioritization | Fall/Spring/Summer
Human Health and Disease | Fall/Spring/Summer
Human Trafficking in a Global Context | Fall/Spring/Summer
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions & Dilemmas | Summer
Prostitution and the Sex Trade | Fall/Spring/Summer

 

Sweden
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia | Fall/Spring/Summer
Public Health & Migration | Fall/Spring

Apply through UW Study Abroad for the Denmark Program or the Sweden Program.

Nursing Students Only

Wisconsin/International (alternates between Malawi and Thailand)
N436: Health and Illness Concepts with Individuals, Families and Communities: Experiential Learning
4 credits
Students also have the opportunity to take N436 as an immersion experience in rural Wisconsin, Malawi, or Thailand

How to Fund Your Field Experience

Concerned about the financial aspect of a field experience? Many of our pre-approved programs have little to no additional cost if you’re a full time student. For the field courses that do have associated costs, there are many resources available to help! See our one-page guide to funding your field experience.

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