The School of Global Public Health (GPH) is located in one of the greatest cities in the world—New York City—placing you in proximity to some of the city’s most challenging public health concerns.
However, ever-growing and complex global health concerns mean that diverse public health difficulties affect the entire world. Our graduate programs ensure that you gain a truly global perspective on public health issues through study abroad opportunities, faculty research and applied learning experiences that span six continents, giving you a unique advantage in becoming the next generation of public health innovators and pioneers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
GPH offers courses abroad throughout the year in several of our Global Network sites and beyond. You’ll get a chance to immerse yourself in another location and culture while also enriching your educational experience. We encourage you to check out our study abroad: past semesters section below to learn where our students have traveled and what they studied.
Important note regarding costs: for all study abroad courses, students will be responsible for the regular tuition and fees (information regarding tuition and fees may be found on the Bursar's website), the activity fee indicated below, as well as airfare/transportation to and from the site. The deposit will be deducted from the program fee of the course. Questions about this may be directed to email@example.com.
There are no upcoming study abroad opportunities at this time.
Beyond NYU’s eight interdisciplinary schools here in New York City, we are part of a global network of degree-granting institutions and campus centers around the world. You’ll have academic opportunities for travel throughout your degree program, such as taking a Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control class in London, or studying health emergency preparedness in Cuba.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
London, United Kingdom
New York City, USA
Prague, Czech Republic
Tel Aviv, Israel
- Washington, DC, USA
Q: Are study abroad courses open to all GPH students?
Study abroad courses are open only to certain graduate and doctoral GPH students. Specific information about this may be found in the course information above in the "Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities" section of this page. Undergraduate students may find study abroad opportunities on this website.
Q: Can I select more than one study abroad course?
Yes, you may select more than one course. If you have questions about a course, you should attend the Information Session (TBA) or contact the relevant instructor.
Q: Are all students eligible for all study abroad courses?
No. Students should refer to the information about the courses in the "Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities" section of this page.
Q: Are F-1 students eligible to study abroad?
Yes. International students with F-1 visas do not have any restrictions for studying abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Global Services for information about travel requirements.
Q: Can study abroad courses be used to fulfill degree requirements?
Yes. In general, study abroad courses may be used to fulfill elective requirements, though core courses abroad are offered.
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid:
Q: What is the average cost of a study abroad course?
Tuition for study abroad courses are the same as regular course offerings and are priced per credit (see the Bursar's website for specific costs). In addition to the tuition cost, students must pay a program fee covering the cost of excursions, food, and/or housing, if applicable. The average activity fee for a 3-credit study abroad course is $1400-1800. Specific fees are noted on the "Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities" section of this page. Students are also responsible for the cost of airfare.
Q: Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to reserve your place in the course. Information on how to pay the deposit will be sent once you have been accepted into a course. The deposit will be deducted from the course's program fee.
Q: Does GPH offer scholarships for study abroad?
No. GPH, nor does the University in general, provides scholarships for students to study abroad.
Q: Can I use my financial aid award towards study abroad?
Students can use financial aid toward study abroad expenses for courses offered during the fall or spring semesters. For J-term courses, students need to enroll in at least 4.5 credits between January and Spring terms to be eligible for financial aid. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Q: What does the program fee cover?
A: In general, a program fee covers housing and activities (including local transportation, depending on the site), but it depends on the course.
Q: Does financial aid cover the program fee?
A: Yes. Students must contact the Office of Financial Aid (212-998-4444 or email@example.com) to discuss this with them as it is not automatically covered.
Flights, Passports, and Visas:
Q: Is airfare included?
A: No, airfare is not included in the tuition or activity fee.
Q: When can I book my flight?
A: Students should not book their flights until they are told to do so from GPH administrators. Each course must meet minimum enrollment in order to run.
Q: How do I send in my passport?
A: NYU collects this information the NYU Traveler. Additional information about passports may be found here. GPH will provide additional information upon receipt of your deposit.
Q: Will I need a visa?
A: Depending on your nationality and the country you are visiting, you may need a visa and/or a vaccine. For example, the yellow fever vaccine is required for entry to certain parts of Africa. Information about visas may be found here.
Things to know once you have been accepted:
Q: When can I register?
A: Once you have been accepted to a course, paid your deposit, and have been given a permission code by GPH Registration, you may register.
Q: How will I find housing while studying abroad?
Housing will be provided at a GNU site or, for non-GNU locations, hotel accommodations are provided.
Q: I have family in the location of the course I want to apply for. Can I stay with them instead of at the accommodations that GPH provides?
No. Due to safety issues, all students who are in a study abroad course must stay with the rest of the cohort in the accommodations provided by GPH.
Q: Do J-Term courses count towards my Spring course load?
Q: Can I arrive early?
Yes, but you are responsible for finding your own accommodations. Students must check in and check out on the listed dates per program. If you require a visa, you will need to check with the Office of Global Services as to whether you can arrive early or depart after the program dates.
Q: Can I travel on the weekend?
Yes, if your coursework allows you the time to travel outside of your host city, but you must notify the site administrators and firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of confirming your plans, and enter your information the NYU Traveler portal.
* Late applications and confirmation fee payments will not be accepted. Students that do not deposit on time risk losing their spot in the course.
* Program day-to-day schedules and syllabus content are subject to change and will be distributed in advance of departure. Some courses may require online modules or advanced readings to be completed prior to travel.
* Students should make sure they are up to date with their immunizations and contact NYU Travel Medicine to see if any vaccinations are required before travel.
* If you need a housing or academic accommodation, please contact the Moses Center as soon as you are admitted.
* Students are responsible for obtaining their visas, if needed, but will be provided guidance from GPH and the Office of Global Services (OGS).
* All international students should contact OGS regarding their status and to obtain a travel signature.
* NYU Traveler/Egencia is the preferred methods for students to book their flights since your information will automatically be uploaded to NYU Public Safety. The following student travel websites are also popular, though not endorsed or necessarily recommended by NYU:
- Student Universe
- STA Travel
- January 2024 Study Abroad
- Summer 2023 Study Abroad
- Spring Break 2023 Study Abroad
- J-term 2023 Study Abroad
- Summer 2022 Study Abroad
- J-term 2020 Study Abroad
- Fall 2019 Study Abroad
- Spring Break 2019 Study Abroad
- Spring 2019 Study Abroad
- January 2019 Study Abroad
- Fall 2018 Study Abroad
- Summer 2018 Study Abroad
- Spring Break 2018
- Spring 2018 Study Abroad
- January 2018 Study Abroad
NOTE: please note that study abroad programs were suspended from Spring 2020-Spring 2022, due to the pandemic.
The applied practice culminating experience of our MPH program give you on-the-ground exposure to real-world public health challenges, often overseas. Here are a few of the places our former students put their problem-solving and practical skills to work.
We are invested in producing research of the highest caliber through large scale, multi-school, multi-disciplinary and multi-site research projects. You can work side-by-side with our prestigious faculty around the world on systems-changing research around the world, from how neighborhood characteristics influence population health and health disparities to how and why infectious and non-communicable diseases spread in populations.
- West Africa