Due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, study abroad programs at the Fairbanks School of Public Health are not accepting applications at the moment.
The Fairbanks School of Public Health is sponsoring a unique opportunity to participate in a three-week program exploring the organization, social and cultural aspects and future directions of the Chinese healthcare system. This trip will provide you with an in-depth introduction to traditional and contemporary healthcare practices in China and an opportunity to compare and contrast the health systems in China and the U.S.
While in China, you will have many opportunities to engage with hosts and be immersed in Chinese culture. The program includes some basic Chinese language training. In addition to classroom time in Nanjing, you will also spend substantial time out in the field, visiting health facilities such as public hospitals, community hospitals, private and specialty hospitals, including health care facilities using traditional Chinese approaches to healthcare and prevention. Cultural activities include options for you to participate in calligraphy, Chinese painting, Tai chi, paper cutting, and Chinese cooking classes.
This study abroad experience is a 3 credit hour spring course entitled, Health Systems Around the World: Culture, Society and Public Health in China. You will be required to enroll in one of the following courses if accepted into the program:
- PBHL-P 450 (Undergraduate)
- PBHL-P 670 (Graduate)