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  • Locations: Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Health and Ethics in the Age of Globalization


Program Overview

Brighten up your summer and join Ben Gurion University (BGU) in the Negev, Israel for a unique, Global Health International Summer Program. Students will be introduced to key concepts and leading theories of global health and ethics.

The Global Health International Summer Program at BGU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips and practicum. BGU 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. Students will also be assigned to an Israeli institution/organization that applies Israeli innovation in global public health for one week and learn about the realities of global health first hand. 


Students may be able to earn up to 6 transfer credits to Drexel for their participation in this course. For more information on transfer credits, please contact the program advisor.

Program Structure

  • Global Health Foundation and Innovation - The program is organized as a synergy between BGU and Israeli innovation with study of global health foundation. BGU is in the forefront of research and innovation in this area, leading researches in Health Workforce sustainability, HIV prevention, medical education, conflict zone medicine and more.
  • Courses - two courses for a total of 6 transfer credits (9 ECTS): Health in the Age of Globalization (4 credits) and Israeli Public Health Innovation for the World, self-study (2 credits). 
  • One Week of Practicum - Students will participate in a one week on-site Practicum. Students will be divided between a verity of clinics and organizations dealing with Migrant Health, Mental and Psychosocial Health and Eco-Health. This will enable students to explore realities of health and society in Israel, and to conduct a personal field study on global health in Israel, which will be presented at the end of the course.
  • Weekend cultural excursions - Students will explore Israel's most popular sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and Tel Aviv

The program will be taught in the English language by renowned professors and lecturers - Prof. Nadav Davidovitch, Prof. Dani Filc, Dr. Inon Schenker and Dr. Nora Gottlieb.

Program Calendar

Application Deadline: March 5, 2019

Arrival Date: early - mid July 
Departure Date:  late July - early August

Please refer to the BGU program page for the exact dates. 

Program Fee 

Please refer to the BGU program page for the program fee. 

Included in Program Fee:

  • housing
  • tuition for 6 credits
  • course related expenses including field trips
  • student card with access to the sports center

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • airfare
  • meals
  • personal expenses

More Information

  • Israel currently has a State Department Level 2 Advisory Level
  • All students who wish to participate in the program are required to read the United States Department Travel Advisory for Israel. In addition, all students are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance when purchasing plane tickets should the United States Department Advisory Level change in such a way that would require Drexel University to cancel the course.
  • Students participating in this course will follow the safety and security plan of Ben Gurion University’s Overseas Student Program. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.