Electives Off Campus

Students may pursue individually arranged summer electives and final year clerkships in global health. The minimum program length that will be considered for an individually arranged elective is four consecutive weeks. Advanced application and approval is required.

You must complete a separate application for each elective/clerkship requested. Click the link next to the desired elective and complete the application form.

Please complete and submit the registration form via email to Global Health Programs to register for an off-campus elective. Registration must be completed at least six weeks in advance. Therefore, you will want to begin talking with the Global Health Programs Director at least two months in advance of your planned elective.

All off-campus global health program students must attend a required orientation session on April 15, 2018 from 4-8pm. Location will be announced via email.

Prior students’ experiences taking off-campus electives.

Global Health Programs offers opportunities across a range of settings including domestic community sites both in and outside of Iowa, and in international communities including, but not limited to:

North America: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
including: Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and St. Lucia

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru

Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey

AfricaBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Nepal, Philippines, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Australia: New Zealand, Samoa, and Vanuatu