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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Delhi, India; Hanoi, Vietnam; New Orleans, United States; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Washington, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Duke’s Global Education Office is currently reviewing this program, and will not be accepting applications or petitions to this program or any SIT IHP program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students are encouraged to consider other options and/or meet with a GEO advisor to explore other opportunities during this time.

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see


Advising is required for this program. Students considering study abroad with this program should make an appointment with Abigail Grubbs in the GEO office as soon as possible: 

What are the forces that create good public health in some communities, and ill health in others? Why have health disparities within and across countries widened, even as modern healthcare has discovered the causes of many illnesses and prevented many deaths?

The Health and Community program strengthens students' ability to understand, interpret and compare the biological, ecological, economic, political, and socio-cultural factors that affect human health.  Students broaden their global perspective and deepen their skills in critical and comparative thinking, while gaining practical knowledge about:
  • The health impacts of globalization
  • Comparative health systems
  • Governance and policymaking
  • Public health issues and innovative strategies to address them
  • Field-based research methods and analysis.

From Southeast Asia to South Africa, in city neighborhoods and rural villages, students learn to listen to and understand multiple voices: people in local communities, governing bodies, and non-governmental agencies.

Future healthcare leaders come away with the confidence to ask important questions, analyze alternatives, and set priorities for achieving sustainable and just solutions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.