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Undergraduate Global Health Opportunities at Stanford

At the Center for Innovation in Global Health we aim to spread awareness of global health opportunities open to students across the Stanford University campus. Although CIGH does not offer research funding or study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students, there are other departments and centers on campus that do. Below is a curated list of opportunities available to Stanford students. Please reach out to the specific office or center for more information about the opportunity listed.


Explore the Stanford Global Health Research and Activity Map – search by region or keywords to find faculty who are doing work in your interest areas. Connect directly with faculty and ask about opportunities to get engaged with them.

The Undergraduate Research and Independent Projects page is a great starting point if you are interested in doing research through Stanford and are looking for funding opportunities.

The Office of Global Scholarships helps undergraduate and graduate students match their interest to global scholarship opportunities and supports them through the application and interview process. They also administer campus applications like the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright.

Study and Intern Abroad

Haas Center for Public Service

The Haas Center for Public Service offers service fellowships and internships that provide opportunities to participate in a public service experience that integrates academic learning with a field-based component.

Global Studies Internship Program

The Global Studies Internship Program offered by Stanford Global Studies gives Stanford students an opportunity to participate in an immersive, cultural, and professional experience abroad. Internships are available in a variety of fields, including medicine.

Bing Overseas Study Program

The Bing Overseas Studies Program offers quarter-length and short-term Summer opportunities, below is a list of opportunities that have a global health element:

The Community Health in Oaxaca short-term Summer program offers students an opportunity to gain exposure to health care systems and clinical interactions in another culture, while learning about the social, economic, and cultural factors impacting the health of Mexicans.

The Cape Town, South Africa and Madrid, Spain quarter-length programs offer a few different global health community engagement opportunities.

If you see a study abroad opportunity that you’re interested in that isn’t operated by Stanford, BOSP can provide you information about the process for requesting transfer credit. Here are two opportunities that CIGH is aware of:

  • -SIT Study Abroad is a study abroad provider that offers programs with a focus on global health.
  • -Child Family Health International – Offers experiential opportunities for all types of students, including undergraduates. Here’s the Undergraduate program page.

Applications for BOSP programs are due two quarters before, apply here.

Schedule an advising appointment with a member of the BOSP Student Services Team or speak with a Student Ambassador for more information.

For a general search of off-campus learning opportunities, visit SOLO.