Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP)

The Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP) is an educational program and cultural immersion opportunity offered by the Department of Global Health. GHIP students spend eight weeks living and working in a low or lower-middle income country to gain first-hand insight into global health challenges. 

GHIP students witness the practice of medicine in a resource-limited setting, assess the health needs of the local community, and develop a health-promotion project within their host community. They also complete an online curriculum, which includes reading and responding to journal articles, submitting reflective journal entries, and creating an abstract and poster explaining their community project. 

Successful completion of GHIP fulfills the Independent Investigative Inquiry requirement and students earn six units of academic credit. 

Students who participate in GHIP are responsible for meeting most of the program’s costs. However, the Department of Global Health normally offers a stipend to help defray these costs.  

Countries where students might undertake a GHIP experience include: 

  • Peru 
  • Uganda 
  • Nepal 
  • Kenya 
  • Senegal 
  • Dominican Republic 

Read more about GHIP at the Department of Global Health 

***Website updated on 5/14/2024***