Medicine & Public Health
Fuel your passion for helping others lead healthier lives while working on projects that address medical & public health challenges.
Make an Impact on Community Health
Are you passionate about making a difference in the health of families living in remote areas of the world?
- Discover the unique challenges of providing adequate medical care in rural communities while contributing to this cause
- Build facilities that directly improve the health of the community
- Learn what it's like to be a doctor, nurse or global health worker in a developing country
- Go beyond typical public health mission trips for teens, and compare the healthcare practices of the western world with traditional medicine from the region
GLA Medicine & Public Health Programs
Gain clinical experience as part of a medical brigade while also working on projects that combat community health risks from all angles. You'll volunteer on initiatives related to clean water access, infrastructure improvement and health data collection. This program is perfect for an aspiring doctor or nurse, or anybody who has a passion for helping those in-need.
In a remote village in rural Ghana, adequate public facilities are difficult to come by. Students on this program will build an eco-compost toilet from start to finish, having a direct impact on the lives of the families who will use it by reducing rates of diarrhea and other acute health problems. Learn creative and sustainable ways to improve the health of a community, even when few resources are available. While there, you'll be immersed in a vibrant and welcoming Ghanaian community.
Apply your interest in health and humanitarianism as you learn about medical care and work to improve living conditions in a Haitian community.