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 2020Winter 2020-21 | Spring 2021 | Summer 2021Semester/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 2020

Local

Madison
**LEGAL STUDIES 400: UNDERSTANDING THE  IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ON HEALTH
Fall Semester | 3 credits, includes internship | Junior and Senior standing only
Canceled for Fall 2020

Madison
**SLOW FOOD SOUTH MADISON
Fall Semester | Internship + CSCS 299/699 (1-3 credits)
APPLICATIONS OPEN for Fall 2020
Please note: Priority given to applicants who can commit for two semesters; additional credits can be elective

Madison
**LAND ARC 375: EARTH PARTNERSHIP RESTORATION EDUCATION: CONNECTING TO LAND FOR EQUITY AND RESILIENCE
Fall Semester | 3 credits | Junior and Senior standing only
No application, enroll if seats available

Winter 2020-21

International

Costa Rica
TROPICAL HORTICULTURE IN COSTA RICA
Early January to Late January | 2 credits (+1 credit fall course)
Applications closed for Winter 2020-21

Ecuador
WELLBEING THROUGH MICROENTERPRISE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IN ECUADOR
Early January to Late January | 1 credit
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on a rolling basis until August 1st or until the program fills

Sri Lanka
GLOBAL HEALTH, COMMUNITY & ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Early January to Late January | 2 credits (+1 credit fall course)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on a rolling basis until August 1st or until the program fills

Tanzania
HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND TANZANIAN CULTURE
Early January to Late January | 3 credits
Applications closed for Winter 2020-21

Uganda
AGRICULTURE, HEALTH & NUTRITION IN UGANDA
Early January to Late January | 2 credits (+1 credit fall course)
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on a rolling basis until August 1st or until the program fills

Spring 2021

Local

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 period TBD

Madison
SCHOOL NUTRITION AND FOOD EQUITY
Spring Semester | 1 credit (NS 421-004)
Application period TBD

Madison
**SLOW FOOD SOUTH MADISON INTERNSHIP
Spring Semester | 1-3 credits (CSCS 299/699)
Application period TBD

Various Locations in WI
WI EXPRESS
Spring Break, May 15-20, 2020 | Plus spring course: NS 421-002 (1 credit)
Application period TBD

Summer 2021

International

Austria
UW OBESITY AND HEALTH IN AUSTRIA
Mid-May to Late May | 1 credit
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – December 4, 2020, Application deadline – February 1, 2021

China
UW ART, DESIGN, AND WELLNESS IN CHINA
Late May to Mid-June | 4 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Application deadline – February 19, 2021

Ecuador
UW WATER FOR LIFE: SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IN ECUADOR
Mid-June to Early July | 2 credits
Application period TBD

Ghana
GHANAIAN HEALTH & FOOD SYSTEMS: HUMAN, AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Mid-May to Early June | 3 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – December 4, 2020, Application deadline – February 1, 2021

Mexico
LINKING AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION IN MEXICO
Early August to Mid-August | 1 credit
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – January 15, 2021, Application deadline – March 1, 2021

Mexico
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FOOD SYSTEMS, AND ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Mid-May to Early June | 2 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – January 15, 2021, Application deadline – March 1, 2021

Nepal
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITY
Mid-May to Mid-June | 3 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – December 4, 2020, Application deadline – February 1, 2021

Spain
GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING IN SPAIN AND MOROCCO
Late-May to Mid-June | 3 credits
Applications opening soon

Tanzania
HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND TANZANIAN CULTURE
Mid-May to Early June | 3 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – December 4, 2020, Application deadline – February 1, 2021

Thailand
MICROBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
Late May to Early August | 5 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – January 15, 2021, Application deadline – March 1, 2021

Thailand
MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN NORTHERN THAILAND
Late June to Mid-August | 3 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – January 15, 2021, Application deadline – March 1, 2021

Uganda
MOBILE CLINICS & HEALTH CARE IN UGANDA
Early August to Late August | 2 credits
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Priority consideration – January 15, 2021, Application deadline – March 1, 2021

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

Local

Various Locations in WI
WI EXPRESS
May 17-22, 2020 | Plus summer course: CSCS 501-005 (3 credits) OR fall course: NS 421-001 (1 credit)
Application period TBD

Various Locations in WI
COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (CHIP)
June 1 to July 24, 2020 | Plus summer course: CSCS 501-005 (3 credits) OR fall course: NS 421-001 (1 credit)
Application period TBD

Online course paired with a community project in any location
CSCS 501: Global Communities: Research and Praxis
June 15 to August 9, 2020 | 3 credits
No application, enroll if seats available

Madison
EXPERIENCE THE PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY
August 17-21, 2020 | 1 credit
Application period TBD

Madison
**LEGAL STUDIES 694: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ON HEALTH
June 3-August 8 | 3 credits, includes internship (30 hrs/week)
Application period TBD

Online course
**LAND ARC 360: EARTH PARTNERSHIP RESTORATION EDUCATION: INDIGENOUS ARTS & SCIENCES
June 22 – July 26 | 1 credit
No application required; enroll in summer course

Semester/Summer-Long Study Abroad Options

**Talk with your advisor to determine which 3-credit course from your program will be accepted as your field experience.

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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
Thailand | Community Public Health | Fall/Spring
Thailand | Development and Globalization | Fall/Spring

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

Rural Wisconsin/International (alternates between Malawi and Thailand)
**Nursing 436: Rural & Global Immersion
Late May | 3-4 credits
Applications usually due December 1st

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, or check out this section of our Handbook for more ideas. We also have Field Experience Scholarships for summer 2020–see below!

Additional campus resources:

Resources for CALS students:

Global Health Field Experience Scholarships for Summer 2020

For summer 2020, we will be awarding a total of three scholarships of $500 each. These may be combined with other funding sources. Scholarship applications are due February 16, 2020. For more information, and to apply, click here.