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Medicine & Public Health

Fuel your passion for helping others lead healthier lives while working on projects that address medical & public health challenges.

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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
Form real relationships with families who will benefit from the improvements you'll make to community health and wellness.

Form real relationships with families who will benefit from the improvements you'll make to community health and wellness.

Discover the complexities of providing adequate patient care and hygienic public facilities in the developing world.

Discover the complexities of providing adequate patient care and hygienic public facilities in the developing world.

Join together with community partners and former Peace Corps volunteers and piece together how local investment in wellness projects benefits entire communities.

Join together with community partners and former Peace Corps volunteers and piece together how local investment in wellness projects benefits entire communities.

GLA Medicine & Public Health Programs

Bali: Global Health Initiative™

Bali: Global Health Initiative™

Explore the intersection of modern medicine and indigenous wisdom as you lend a hand to community health projects.

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™

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.

Ghana: Building Healthy Villages™

Ghana: Building Healthy Villages™

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.

Haiti: Global Health Initiative™

Haiti: Global Health Initiative™

Apply your interest in health and humanitarianism as you learn about medical care and work to improve living conditions in a Haitian community.

Peru: Global Health Initiative™

Peru: Global Health Initiative™

Contribute to public health and the global good in the Andean communities of the Sacred Valley, and have an experience you'll never forget.

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