Students studying Health Sciences are exploring health issues associated with personal wellness, health promotion, nutrition, disease, the environment, and the community, so why not the world?  Studying Abroad provides firsthand experience with diverse health practices, health care system models, and a new understanding of how culture influences the practice of medicine. 

Studying Abroad: An Online Guide for Students in the Health Field

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

JMU offers Study Abroad programs that are specifically geared towards Health Sciences majors/minors.

Nursing and Health Care in Costa Rica: An Interprofessional Perspective - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

Kyung Hee University (South Korea) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs

Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish at Universidad Veritas - International Studies Abroad - Costa Rica

Costa Rican Healthcare and Tropical Medicine - International Studies Abroad - Costa Rica

Health Science, Field Work & Medical Spanish - International Studies Abroad - Peru

Auckland University of Technology - International Studies Abroad - New Zealand

Community Public Health in Gaborone - CIEE Study Abroad - Botswana

Public Health Care in South Africa at Stellenbosch University – AIFS Study Abroad - South Africa - Summer

University College London – AIFS Study Abroad - England - Summer

Medical Spanish Immersion Program at University of Belgrano – AIFS Study Abroad - Argentina - Summer

Other Related JMU Programs

JMU also offers several programs that are built on the foundation of biological, mathematical, and social sciences. Students studying Health Sciences have found ways to incorporate related programs into their degree plan and gain a global perspective about health, society, and culture.

Semester in Scotland - Summer

Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria - Summer

Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy - Summer

East Africa Field School - Summer

Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia - Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

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