This Summer, Get Involved in Global Health Projects in the U.S. or Abroad

October 8, 2019


Applications are open for the Global Health Student Research Training Program, an intensive experiential learning program that engages second-year and third-year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. This year, students can choose from four projects in Honduras, India, Kenya and North Carolina. Applications are due October 14, 2019.

Working with a faculty director and a community partner, students will be at the center of global health challenges and have the opportunity to employ skills learned in the classroom in the community. Students will receive a grant to cover their fieldwork experience.

The Student Research Training Program is offered through the Duke Global Health Institute and is part of the Bass Connections in Global Health theme.

2020 Projects

India: Physical and Mental Health Support and Outcomes for Residential Care Programs
Kenya: Cervical Cancer Awareness, Screening and Prevention in Western Kenya
North Carolina: TROSA Model


Students are expected to make a significant commitment to preparing for their experiential learning experience. This includes readings and background research, as well as taking part in:

  • Biweekly meetings with faculty directors
  • Predeparture workshops focused on project development and implementation
  • Re-entry retreat focused on processing the experience
  • Annual global health showcase.

How to Apply

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