Public Health

Study Abroad

Overseas travel, study and/or work provide extraordinary opportunities for you to gain new perspective on national and international public health issues and policies and to deepen your understanding of other cultures. 

If you are majoring in a combined global public heatlh program you are required to spend at least one semester abroad.

  • NYU Global Sites: Global public health majors may study for one semester or one year at any of NYU’s global study sites in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, Ghana, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.  NYU in Ghana offers Health and Society in a Global Context, one of the core courses of the combined major, and Global Issues in Nutrition, as well as opportunities for students to do public health community service projects arranged through the NYU campus.
  • Alternative Breaks: NYU’s short-term Alternative Breaks programs during Winter and Spring Breaks may take students to such destinations as Mexico, Peru, or other countries to work on health and environmental projects in local communities.
  • Global Honors Seminars: Offered by Steinhardt to honors students, Global Honors Seminars are semester-long, credit-bearing seminar courses that combine classroom study with international travel over Winter or Spring Break.   Seminar topics may vary from year to year.  In recent years, Global Honors Seminars have explored religion and public education with travel to London and Paris and food, culture, and globalization in Sydney.