The program provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips and practicum. We believe a large part of the learning occurs in the field. That’s why students will not only hear about global health but they will also visit places and meet people that actually practice or demonstrate aspects of global public health in Israel.

Course dates: July 14th – August 8th ,2019
Application deadline: March 15th 2019

The program will be taught in the English language.

 Located in Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and its Health Faculty are involved in the development of Israel’s south periphery. They are engaged in researching the impact of geopolitics on pollution, access to health care services, and wellbeing. This enables us to expose participants to the Negev’s population, composed of small developing towns, dwellers, farmers, Kibbutz members, Bedouin villagers and city residents epitomizes Israeli unique social texture making the Negev and the University an exciting place to live and study global health.

Global health emerges as an interdisciplinary field incorporating both theory and social involvement, including disciplines such as medicine, epidemiology, sociology, economics, political sciences, ethics and more. It broadens the traditional medical outlook on health, considering environmental and social determinants as afflicting one’s health; it reckons health to be impacted by ecological factors and examines how class, race and gender inequalities affect access to health care services. In our program we focus on issues of Health, Globalization, Development Migration, Refugees, Obesity, Diabetes, Human Rights, etc.

Program Structure

The program consists of the following components:
  • Health in the Age of Globalization (4 credits)
  • Israeli Public Health Innovation for the world (2 credits)
  • One Week on-site Practicum
  • Professional field trips, exercises and small groups mentoring
  • Touristic tours
    Students completing their third year of bachelor’s degree and students for Master’s degree, both in the fields of Health sciences, and Social Sciences with interest in public policy and health economy. English proficiency required. All applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee. Scholarships are available for outstanding students.

    "An incredibly well designed program, touching upon the challenges of healthcare in a globalized world. Top-notch faculty members, insightful field visits with fun-filled excursions make it a program second to none. Highly recommended for undergraduates looking for perspective on globalization. Thanks BGU :)"
    - Apratim Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India

    Please prepare the following documents:
    ·         CV
    ·         Passport picture (Jpeg)
    ·         Scanned copy of your passport
    ·         Recommendation letter from the head of the department
    ·         Motivation latter – in which you explain why you want to attend this program- One page maximum
    ·         Up-to-date transcripts
    Application Schedule
    ·     Application deadline: March 15th 2019
    ·     Notification of Acceptance: April 4th ,2019
    ·     Orientation day: July 14th 2019
    ·     Courses dates: July 14th – August 8th ,2019
    How to Apply
    Please visit our online application form
    Application fee - $60
    With Accommodation - $4000*
    Without Accommodation - $3500
    *Including housing, health insurance, 6 credits, trips and social activities, professional field trips. Not including airfare, meals & personal expenses.
    For outstanding students – scholarships are available.

    For further information, please download our Brochure