Global Health Internship Summer 2018
Engage and immerse yourself in public health experiential learning as you enjoy the wonders and beauty of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. BYU is cooperating with numerous partners in Southeast Asia to provide this learning opportunity, including Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Chiang Mai University School of Public Health, Hanoi University of Public Health, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, Asia Academic Experience, Love Without Boundaries, and other local NGOs, community health centers, hospitals, and public health professionals. Students will participate in visits and presentations provided by local public health professionals, field trips/site visits, outreach activities for local communities, shadowing/observation in hospitals or community health centers, limited homestays, journal and blog writing, researching various public health topics, and developing and giving presentations to groups.
In addition to the focus on public health, the program will provide cultural learning opportunities and cultural encounters with locals, and experiences to learn and discuss the history, politics, and religions that characterize and shape these three countries. Visits to cultural sites of importance (e.g., Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Grand Palace and Wat Arun in Bangkok) will help students gain great appreciation for Southeast Asia, as well as field trips/excursions to enjoy the beautiful scenery of these three countries.