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Experiential Learning

Students in the NYU College of Global Public Health’s (CGPH) undergraduate program in Global Public Health (GPH) are required to complete an Experiential Learning (EL) course within which students engage in at least 90 hours of hands-on field-based activities designed to promote exposure to, and understanding of, public health while affording  the opportunity to reflect on how knowledge and principles learned in their combined major intersect with their fieldwork. The EL fieldwork is completed in conjunction with a a weekly seminar for a total of four (4) credits of experiential learning. 

Students may complete the Experiential Learning as either a team-based experience, in which students tackle a public health issue centered around the NYU community in Washington Square, or an individual experience. Students may also complete their EL program at one of the NYU GNU (Global Network University) sites by enrolling in specified courses at that site.

Students completing the team-based experiential learning will be assigned into small teams by their professor on the first day of class. Within these teams, students will complete a fieldwork project that addresses a specific public health issue on NYU's Washington Square campus. Students will work together to research the issue and its implication for NYU students and produce a feasible solution. 

Students who wish to work within a public health organization can complete an individual Experiential Learning. The fieldwork hours must be completed along with the seminar portion of the course.

*Students must attend all seminar sessions and complete the required 90 hours of fieldwork to receive credit for the individual experiential learning.* 

If you are planning to complete an individual EL, please keep the following in mind:

  • Students are allowed to complete their EL abroad. An international fieldwork project should be noted in the appropriate location in the EL Placement Form. 
  • Bench Laboratory research ("wet lab" research) cannot be used to fulfill the EL requirement
  • Students in the Applied Psychology (AP) combined major may complete their hours with the same organization as their hours for AP but the 90 hours to be used for EL must be in addition to the hours used for AP; students cannot count the same hours for both
  • Students in the Nursing combined major cannot use their clinical fieldwork for the EL
  • Students who wish to complete their fieldwork hours in the summer must enroll in the Fall session of the seminar and must attend all sessions

Students may complete the Experiential Learning while studying abroad in any of the NYU GNU sites by enrolling the sites complementary course. 

Below is a list of EL courses offered at each site:

  • Accra: SCA-UA 9042 (NODEP-UA 9042 will replace SCA-UA 9042 as of Fall 2017)
  • Berlin: NODEP-UA 9982
  • Buenos Aires: SCA-UA 9042 (NODEP-UA 9042 will replace SCA-UA 9042 as of Fall 2017)
  • London: NODEP-UA 9982
  • Madrid: NODEP-UA 9982
  • Paris: NODEP-UA 9982
  • Sydney: NODEP-UA 9982
  • Tel Aviv: SCA-UA 9042 (NODEP-UA 9042 will replace SCA-UA 9042 as of Fall 2017)
  • Washington, DC: NODEP-UA 9042
For further information on how to enroll in one of these courses, please refer to the Global Academic Center's website. Questions regarding internships abroad may be directed to global.internships@nyu.edu.


Selecting an Experience and Registering for the Course

The Experiential Learning is restricted to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Prerequisites include:

  • UGPH-GU 10: Health and Societies in a Global Context
  • At least one other required GPH course

To receive an access code for the team-based EL, students should submt the Team-based EL Placement Form to the online system by the required deadlines. 

The Experiential Learning is restricted to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Prerequisites include:

  • UGPH-GU 10: Health and Societies in a Global Context
  • At least one other required GPH course

To receive an access code for the individual EL, please submit the Individual EL Placement Form,  along with  a letter from your supervisor confirming your assignment and detailing what will be expected of your work, to the online system by the appropriate due date. 

*If you are planning to complete your fieldwork abroad, please make a note in the appropriate location on the Placement form.* 

To receive an access code to register for the Experiential Learning you must submit your required documents by the following deadlines:

July 15th: Deadline to submit Placement request for students completing the EL in the Fall

November 15th: Deadline to submit the Placement request for students completing the EL in the Spring

 

May 15th: Deadline to submit the Placement request for students completing the EL in the Summer

If you have any challenges meeting the deadline, please contact cgph.el@nyu.edu

CGPH Office of Applied Practice and Experiential Learning

41 East 11th Street, Room 727D                                           New York, NY 10003

cgph.el@nyu.edu


Upcoming Information Sessions

General EL Information Session                                 Date: Thursday, October 13th                                             Time: 5:00 PM                                                           Location: 41 East 11th Street, Room 741



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