Study Abroad

NYU Around the World

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. The NYU MPH ensures 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.

Where Can I Travel?

The MPH program offers eight areas of concentration and multiple dual-degree options, all of which offer diverse opportunities for global experiences. 

NYU Global Network

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

  • Accra, Ghana

  • Berlin, Germany

  • Buenos Aires,

  • Argentina

  • Florence, Italy

  • London, United Kingdom

  • Madrid, Spain

  • New York City, USA

  • Paris, France

  • Prague, Czech Republic

  • Shanghai, China

  • Sydney, Australia

  • Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Washington, DC, USA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I select more than one study abroad course?
A: No - you can only select one course to enroll in during J-term. If you have questions about the course, you should attend the Information Session or contact the faculty member.

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 a course.

Q: How do I send in my passport?
A: Passports should be submitted using the link listed in the "how to enroll" section at the top of this page. 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 LOCATION. Upon submission, you will receive an email letting you know that it has been submitted properly.

Q: When can I register?
A: Once you have completed the "how to enroll" tasks, you will receive an access code and can register.

Q: Do J-Term courses count as part of my Spring course load?
A: Yes.

Q: What does the program fee cover?
A: 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.

Q: Does financial aid cover the program fee?
A: Yes, though you must contact the Office of Financial Aid (212-998-4444 or to discuss this with them; it is not automatically covered.

Q: Is airfare included?
A: No, airfare is not included in the program fee unless otherwise noted.

Q: Will I need a visa?
A: Depending on your nationality and the country you are visiting, you may need a visa. Please review the course details for more information.

Q: Can I arrive early?
A: 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?
A: Yes, if your coursework allows you the time to travel outside of your host city, but you must notify the site administrators and in advance of confirming your plans, and enter your information here

Study Abroad Courses

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. Courses are open to all students in the MPH program.

Program Note: Due to COVID-19, there are no study abroad courses available for the coming semester. 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 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:

Student Universe
STA Travel

Culminating Experiences

Capstone projects and internships are two of the MPH program’s culminating experiences that give you on-the-ground exposure to real-world public health challenges, often overseas. In 2016-2017, here are a few of the places our students put their problem-solving and practical skills to work.

  • Greece

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Madagascar

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • USA

Study Abroad: Past Semesters

Faculty Research

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.

  • Australia

  • China

  • Ghana

  • Greece

  • Grenada

  • India

  • Kenya

  • Moldova

  • Nepal

  • Sri Lanka

  • South America

  • Sweden

  • Thailand

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • USA

  • Vietnam

  • West Africa
NYU GPH Study Abroad