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Greece Health Care Spring

Dates: 13 May–10 June 2023 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 March 2023

Shadow physicians for 20+ hours per week, observe multiple specialties, and gain a more global perspective of medicine and health care firsthand. As you explore different medical specialties, you see the European healthcare system from the inside. Outside of the hospital, students broaden horizons by exploring Greece, and 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. It helps you discern if a career in health care is right for you and can fine-tune your health care career interests. Foreign language skills are not required. Physician partners are prepared to host English-speaking students. The program location is Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece. Thessaloniki is located in the north of Greece, and is home to many significant historical and interesting sites. Each week students will participate in local excursions, and on Sundays students attend church with the Thessaloniki Branch, one of only three congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all of Greece. On Saturdays, students can optionally travel to the awe-inspiring Meteora, to the beautiful beaches of Halkidiki, or stay in Thessaloniki to enjoy all this city offers. Optional travel must be approved by the faculty director and Kennedy Center, and follow specific guidelines to keep students safe. You can learn more at

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Randy Page
2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131


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Students are required to complete six credits. Students take Health Problems Workshop: Comparative Analysis of U.S. and European Health Care Systems, Policies, and Health Outcomes (HLTH 403R) for 3 credits. They then take a 3-credit course from the following: Directed Public Health Readings (HLTH 492), Mentored Research (HLTH 491R), Applied International Health (HLTH 481), LFSCI 199R, IAS 399R, or HLTH 496R.*

*HLTH 496R is only for senior-level public health majors. It requires completion of prerequisite courses and that specific internship requirements are met. HLTH 496R is usually not suitable for Health Promotion students in this program, but may qualify for Health Science students under certain conditions.

Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380 Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (6 credits), internship placement fees, housing, daily breakfast, 2–3 group meals per week, international health insurance coverage, local excursions/cultural activities in program location vicinity provided by our partner organization Hippocrates, transportation to and from the hospital, airport pickup on arrival in Thessaloniki, and airport drop-off at Thessaloniki airport at program completion.

Does not include international airfare, preparation course tuition, passport, transportation not related to hospital shadowing, international data plan, personal expenses, or most meals. Cost does not include optional travel.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour). This second-block evening course will be held during winter semester. Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing will consist of apartments in Thessaloniki.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Applications will remain open until program is filled. Greek language proficiency is not required, but those with language proficiency will be given higher consideration.

Accepted students will be required to also complete pre-departure requirements with our partners in Greece.

Priority Application Deadline: 1 March 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Randy M Page, director of the Global Health Internship Program and professor of Public Health, is the faculty director for the program.

2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131

Tana Page, adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health, will be the assistant director.

2148 LSB
(801) 422-3386
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.