Global Health – International Summer Program at Ben-Gurion University
Global Health – International Summer Program provides students the opportunity for a comprehensive learning experience trough professional field trips, combined classes, and practicum. The University believes that the most important part of learning happens in the field. Therefore, students will not only hear classroom lectures about Global Health, but also experience site visits to health organizations and communities and meet professionals that actually demonstrate global health practices. Before the end of the summer program, students will be assigned to an organization or institutions that apply innovation in global health and learn the realities of public health at first hand experience.
Students of the Global Health – International Summer Program contribute to the cutting edge research in the social-science and sciences in Israel and beyond. Students will be mentored by health professionals on-site to help them further understand their work in the context of a larger global public health issues. The University helps the students to gain knowledge and tools to make the most out of the opportunities in the health sector in the country and abroad.
The Global Health – International Summer Program will be taught in English. The program structure begins from understanding the Global Health Foundations and Innovation, which require students to get better understanding on the topics of HIV prevention, conflict zone medicines, medical education, and health workforce sustainability.
The Global Health – International Summer Program has 6 credit courses with 9 ECTS including Self-Study, Professional Field Trips, Israeli Public Health and Health in the Age of Globalization, Exercises, and small groups mentoring in public health, development, and globalization areas.
The summer program also entails one week practicum wherein students will engage global health public related jobs for 1 week. Students are divided into a variety of health clinics, organizations, and institutions dealing with Eco Health, Migrant Health, and Mental and Psychological Health. The 1 week on-site practicum allows students to explore first-hand the realities of health society in the country. The 1 week practicum is also a rare opportunity to conduct a personal study on the field of global public health.
The Global Health – International Summer Program is designed for students for Master’s degree on both Social Sciences and Health Sciences. Students competing their 3rd year of bachelors degree in health sciences and social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Health professionals with strong interest in health economy and public health policy can enroll, too. Since the summer program will be taught in English, students are required to be proficient in English. Also, all applications will be evaluated by the admissions committee.
The Global Health – International Summer Program cost $1000. The University offers on campus housing for additional $500. For outstanding students, the University offers grants and scholarships to cover the tuition as well as the basic cost of living.
For further info, please visit Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Office of International Academic Affairs.