Global Health Internship Spring 2018
Gain an international perspective of global health and health care, discern if a career in health care is right for you, fine-tune your health care career interests, and explore scenic and historical locations and culture in beautiful Italy! Students will spend about twenty-five hours per week shadowing European doctors in hospitals, explore different medical specialties, and see the European healthcare system from the inside. Outside of the hospital, students will broaden horizons by exploring Italy, opting to serve as volunteers in pediatric or geriatric units, or by teaching the locals English. Students will participate in educational activities designed to examine and compare various international health systems including European and U.S. systems of care.
The program is an excellent opportunity for those thinking about a career in medicine, nursing, allied health, health care systems or administration, public health, or health care policy. This internship provides an opportunity for students with Italian-language proficiency to practice and improve their Italian language ability; however, Italian-language ability is not a prerequisite for this program.
The program location in Italy is anticipated to be in Pavia, Genoa, or Milan, where students will shadow doctors in the hospital and also participate in local cultural and recreational excursions. Pavia is home to one of Europe’s oldest university and located about half an hour from Milan in northern Italy. Genoa, also in northern Italy, is a coastal and historic city in the region of Liguria. These locations are fantastic sites to be in while in Italy and in ideal locations for day trips to many of Italy’s cultural and scenic treasures. BYU is partnering with the Atlantis Project to provide this opportunity in 2018.