January 2019 Study Abroad

NYU GPH is excited to offer the following study abroad opportunities for January term 2019. Please note the deadlines below are the same for all courses. Below you will also find FAQs. For further questions, please email gph.global@nyu.edu.

London, UK

GPH-GU 9230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control

Faculty: Drs. Bernadette Boden-Albala and Raghib Ali

This course will focus on the considerable and increasing burden of disease due to chronic diseases, mental health, substance use (alcohol, tobacco, other drugs), risk factors (obesity, lack of physical activity), and injuries globally. It will present methods for measuring the burden of non-communicable disease, review approaches to program and service development; to modify risk factors; present lessons learned from successful developing country programs; and discuss implications for health services development and international development policies. We will examine the social determinants of NCDs, and explore research and program interventions in low, middle and high income communities. This course will highlight organizational strengths and weaknesses by addressing the double burden of NCDs with a NHS single payer health system.

Arrival Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Departure Date: EVENING of Saturday, January 26, 2019 or Sunday, January 27, 2019

Housing: Students can choose to stay at NYU accommodations' or find their own. Students that opt-in to NYU housing (Urbanest) will be housed in singles in shared suites. $1176/12 nights bill directly from NYU.

Program fee: $425

Confirmation Fee: Non-refundable $350 to be applied to the program fee. 

Visas: Depending on nationality, you may require a visa to enter the U.K. 

Airfare: Students are responsible for arranging their own flights. Students should not book their flights until notified to do so.

Meals: There is no meal plan at NYU London. Students that are staying in NYU provided housing will have access to a full-kitchen.

View the course program and syllabus when this course was offered during J-term 2017. Program schedule subject to change. 

Additional information about NYU London may be found here.


GPH-GU 9999 Urban Health: Evidence to Policy and Practice

Faculty: Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities with more than 90% of that urban growth occurring in low and middle-income countries. This rapid urbanization raises new concurrent social, economic, public health, environmental, and health systems challenges including:

  • Rising prevalence of both non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases
  • Increased greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, pollution and poor health
  • Need for enhanced access to health foods, clean water, and sanitation
  • Vast inequities in opportunities that are compounded by poverty, race, ethnicity, gender, age, migration status, and place of inhabitation.

This course will cover the ecological framework for health and its broad determinants across the life span, conceptual frameworks for characterization and analysis of urban settings and urbanization: density, diversity, complexity and disparities and the importance of urban governance in advancing urban health; the global context for addressing urbanization and urban health through the Sustainable Development Goals; the politics and policy of urban governance and achieving health in all policies across sectors and disciplines of health, design, built and natural environments, and economics.

Arrival Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Departure Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 

Students can also depart the evening of Friday, January 25th. Dates are subject to change.

Housing: Students can choose to stay at NYU accommodations' or find their own. Students that opt-in to NYU housing (Urbanest) will be housed in singles in shared suites. $1176/12 nights bill directly from NYU.

Program fee: $425

Confirmation Fee: Non-refundable $350 to be applied to the program fee. 

Visas: Depending on nationality, you may require a visa to enter the U.K. 

Airfare: Students are responsible for arranging their own flights. Students should not book their flights until notified to do so.

Meals: There is no meal plan at NYU London. Students that are staying in NYU provided housing will have access to a full-kitchen.

Syllabus forthcoming.

Additional information about NYU London may be found here.

Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

GPH-GU 9345 Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: A Global Perspective  

Faculty: Dr. David Abramson

This course contrasts US and international approaches to public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.  Rotating among different global sites, the course focuses on the aspects of global public health emergency response systems germane to the host country.  Past courses have been held in Tel Aviv (2016 and 2018) and in Cuba (2017).  The 2019 emergency preparedness course in Puerto Rico will focus on the long-term recovery of communities and health systems in the wake of the 2017 Hurricane Maria, with a particular focus on individual and collective vulnerability and resiliency. Students will meet with recovery and public health officials in both the continental US and Puerto Rico. The course will also review principles of surveillance, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and man-made emergency events, and cover both US and international emergency management and public health frameworks. 

Class will take place in NYC on January 9th-11th 

Arrival Date: January 14, 2019

Departure Date: January 25, 2019

Housing: Students will be housed in shared doubles in hotels or guest houses. 

Program Fee: $1800 (tentatively)

Confirmation Fee: Non-refundable $350 to be applied to the program fee. 

Visas: Depending on nationality, you may require a visa to enter Puerto Rico.

Meals: There is no meal plan for this course. Depending on accommodations, breakfast may be included. 

Airfare: Flights may be included in the program fee. Otherwise, Students are responsible for arranging their own flights. Students should not book their flights until notified to do so.

Application


Apply through NYU Albert >> Other Resources >> Application Center >> Graduate/Master of Public Health/Semester or Short Term Study Away - APPLY

Applications open September 17th.

Important Dates

Round 1:

Application due October 8
Notification of acceptance October 22
Confirmation fee due October 29

Round 2: 

Application due October 22
Notification of acceptance October 29
Confirmation fee due November 5

$350 Non-refundable Confirmation Fee. 

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I apply for more than one study abroad course? Yes, you may apply to as many as you like. 
  • When can I book my flight? 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 a course.
  • How do I send in my passport? Passports should be submitted using this email: Passports. You do not need to include a subject line or text in the email body. Passports should be saved in a PDF or JPEG format as Last Name, Term, Location. Upon submission, you will receive an email letting you know that it has been submitted properly.
  • When can I register for January study abroad? If you apply to a January study abroad course, are accepted, and submit your non-refundable confirmation fee by the deadline, you will be given an access code. You may register for the course when Spring 2018 registration begins. 
  • Can this course count as part of my Spring course load? Yes. All January courses are scheduled in Spring in Albert for the purposes of financial aid. If you take a course in January, you may take a lighter load (3 courses, if you are going full-time) and it will be counted as full-time for the Spring (a minimum of 12 credits).
  • What does the program fee cover? In general, a program fee covers housing and activities (including local transportation), but it depends on the course. Please scroll to the course you are interested in for specific details on what the fee covers. In some locations, housing and the activity fee are separate since housing at the NYU site is optional and students are billed directly from the site.
  • Does financial aid cover the program fee? Yes, though you must contact the Office of Financial Aid (212-998-4444 or financial.aid@nyu.edu) to discuss this with them; it is not automatically covered. 
  • Do I have to pay the deposit and the program fee? Yes, but the non-refundable confirmation fee is deducted from the total amount due for the program fee.
  • Is airfare included? No, airfare is not included in the program fee unless otherwise noted.
  • Will I need a visa? Depending on your nationality and the country you are visiting, you may need a visa. Please review the course details for more information. 
  • 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.
  • 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 gph.global@nyu.edu in advance of confirming your plans, and enter your information here.

Other Important Information


  • 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: