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Global Field Practice Experiences

Research Opportunities

A global health field experience at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health is an international experience that allows students to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in global health coursework, global health education, and other learning experiences.

Students apply theory and principles in situations that approximate professional practice in global health and international development.

Benefits of Global Health Field Experiences

Students who study global health through an international experience learn to:

  • Understand the meaning and importance of global health practice
  • Understand the purpose of needs assessment and observe how to conduct a community-based needs assessment in a global health setting
  • Identify sources of evidence-based strategies for the design of health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention programs in global health
  • Understand and observe common elements among planning models and be able to develop a plan for a global health program
  • Understand major implementation issues, common barriers to implementation, and strategies for minimizing barriers to implementation
  • Identify and observe strategies for scaling up and sustaining global health programs
  • Apply planning and evaluation skills to real-world problem solving
  • Enhance practice skills of leadership, effective teamwork, and the mastery of competencies in global health.

Global Public Health Training and Research Opportunities at Drexel Dornsife

Global Public Health Training and Research Opportunities offered through the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative include the following programs:

For questions about global health opportunities contact Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, Director of the Office of Global Health at

If you are interested in learning more about a global public health career that aligns with one of Drexel Dornsife’s Public Health programs, request more information to speak with a member of our admissions team.

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