The Department of International Health builds upon Georgetown University’s rich tradition of hands-on, experiential learning.
Throughout this exciting four-year program, students learn from distinguished faculty experts and apply that knowledge in a variety of real-life field experiences.
Two signature features of Georgetown’s program include a global and local internship experience.
GLOBAL Health Practical Experience Abroad
This practical experience abroad exposes students to global health issues that other countries face. The students, during the fall semester of their senior year, develop projects in collaboration with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, and health ministries. This full-immersion program allows students to conduct research in countries such as Uganda, Mexico, Australia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Brazil, India, Tanzania, and the Philippines.
Community Organization Internship
This internship introduces students, prior to the Global Health Practical Experience Abroad, to global health issues at the local level. The students will be exposed to practical experiences with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that serve multinational populations in Washington, D.C. Students work with community organizations such as the Archdiocesan Health Care Network, Children’s National Medical Center, Mercy Health Clinic, Spanish Catholic Center, Whitman-Walker Clinic, and Mary’s Center.