Summer Interdisciplinary School of Global Health

Study Abroad

The Summer Interdisciplinary School of Global Health is a new educational initiative of Collegium Civitas and the Foundation “Smart Health – Health in 3D” in Warsaw, Poland. This course on global health is intended for international students who will work together in learning about and seeking solutions for some of the world’s most pressing health problems, such as air pollution and climate change, emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance, epidemic obesity and diabetes, and health inequities. After completing the course, students will have a better understanding of the determinants of health and new skills in problem-solving and working in teams. For those intending to become health care professionals, the course will serve as a broad background on the determinants of health.

Course participants will combine students from Central and Eastern Europe with students from other countries of Europe and beyond, creating informative interactions among participants. The course will be centered on key problems; students will work together in groups to understand the problems and and to analyze evidence to find solutions. Core resource materials will be provided and background given in a limited number of lectures. Students will also learn about the determinants of health and governance related to health through visits to institutions in Poland that are engaged in protecting and advancing population health. Course instructors have a broad background in population health and will guide the students across the three weeks of the course as they tackle challenging global health problems.

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Warsaw, Poland
Health Policy, Sociology


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

While coursework is designed for upper-division or graduate level students, strong applications from first and second year students will be considered.

Program Inclusions

Summer School: Tuition, accommodation, pre-departure information, arrival airport transfer, cultural and travel program, health/emergency insurance