UC San Diego Study Abroad

UC San Diego Study Abroad provides students the opportunity to experience other cultures, overcome challenges of living in another country, and gain a greater understanding of the world. Students can acquire global skills and open up personal and professional opportunities that set them apart - less than 1% of U.S. college students study abroad annually. Courses taken abroad can be used to earn units and fulfill major, minor, college, or general education requirements. Students should start planning early and work with the Study Abroad Office, the Public Health Advising Office, and College if interested in Studying Abroad. Study Abroad in Public Health - Study Abroad Advising Services

NOTE: Public Health Majors should not plan to study abroad during Winter and Spring of their senior year, as it overlaps with the required FMPH 193 and FMPH 194 capstone sequence.  

Study Abroad Options

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Study Abroad - First Steps

  1. Attend a Study Abroad first-steps session in person or watch a short video online
  2. Research program options online
  3. Meet with a Study Abroad advisor who specializes in programs for your major
  4. Search for abroad courses that can fulfill your major requirements
  5. Meet with the Public Health Advisor
  6. Meet with your college academic advisor

NOTE: It is recommended to submit pre-approval course petitions once accepted into a Study Abroad Program and before you leave. Students are also welcome to petition courses after returning from a Study Abroad opportunity but risk the course(s) not counting towards Public Health Major requirements.

Course Petitions Submission Process

Previously Approved UC San Diego Global Seminars

The following UCSD Global Seminars listed below have been pre-approved for UDE credit.  Any courses not listed must go through the Public Health course petition process.  Instructions to petition courses can be found on the Public Health Website under Course Petitions.  You will need to complete all 4 steps listed under Major Elective Petition in order to petition course(s).

Climate Change and Global Health in Dharamsala, India with Dr. Tarik Benmarhnia

  • SIO 116GS: Climate Change and Global Health: Understanding the Mechanisms – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • SIO 118GS: Responding to Climate Change: Possible Solutions – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective

Consumer Behavior in Tokyo, Japan

  • PSYC 127GS: Consumer Behavior
  • PSYC 148GS: Judgement and Decision Making – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective

Drugs, Behavior, and the History of Neuroscience in Athens, Greece with Dr. Stephan Anagnostaras

  • PSYC 181GS: Drugs and Behavior – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • PSYC 193GS: Neuroscience, Psychology, and Pharmacology of Antiquity

Health, Healing, and Sustainable Community Development in Bali, Indonesia with Dr. Leslie Lewis

  • ANSC 190GS: Medicine and Healing in Southeast Asia – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • ERC 190GS: Health, Environment, and Community Development in Bali – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective

Indigenous Health in Ecuador: Urban, Rural, & Community Medicine in Quito, Ecuador with Dr. Nancy Postero

  • ANSC 106GS: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • ANSC 135GS: Indigenous Peoples of Latin America: Race, Politics, and Identity

Psychopharmacology in Florence, Italy with Dr. Stephan Anagnostaras

  • PSYC 181GS: Drugs and Behavior – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • PSYC 186GS: Early History of Psychiatry: Neuroscience and Pharmacology of the Renaissance-Enlightenment

Public Health in Amman, Jordan with Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy

  • REV 160GS: Public Health and Epidemiology I – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • REV 165GS: Public Health and Epidemiology II – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective

Medical Anthropology and Global Health in Dharamsala, India with Dr. Saiba Varma

  • ANSC 190GS: Medicine and Healing in Southeast Asia – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • ANSC 191GS: Everyday Life in South Asia

Sex and Health in Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand with Dr. Dredge Kang

  • ANSC 105GS: Global Health and Inequality: Sexual and Reproductive Health in Southeast Asia – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective
  • ANSC 125GS: Gender, Sexuality, and Society: Sex and Love in Thailand

Social Cognition and Drugs in Sydney, Australia with Dr. Jaime Pineda

  • COGS 171GS: Mirror Neurons and Social Cognition
  • COGS 174GS: Drugs - Brain, Mind, and Culture – Counts towards 1 UD Public Health Elective