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Health Sciences and Study Abroad...

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. 

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.

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

Ireland Sports Medicine and Culture (Spring Break) - Spring Break


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

Community Medicine or Global and Public Health - International Studies Abroad - Peru

Auckland University of Technology - International Studies Abroad - New Zealand

Community Public Health in Gaborone - CIEE Study Abroad - Botswana

The Universidad Pompeu Fabra - AIFS Study Abroad - Spain (Barcelona)

Comparative Health Care Systems - CAPA - Argentina


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 - Fall, Spring, 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 in Ghana - Summer

Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Study of Identity - Summer


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