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International Experience: Opportunities

Given the wide ranging interests of the Hopkins faculty and our connection with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, there are many opportunities for students to work with Hopkins faculty members in the international arena. Some information can be found on the “Summer Research Opportunities” website. Conversation with faculty lecturers, preceptors, or mentors can also provide information about such experiences. 

The Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Global Health has a web site listing international opportunities at

KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH)
(Applications due 1/31/12)
Contact for application/information

K-RITH is offering students the opportunity to join its vibrant and productive research community in the ‘Summer’ (African winter). Outstanding undergraduate and post-graduate students with an interest in an academic scientific career are encouraged to apply for an 8-10 week research experience from June-August 2012. Students join labs doing cutting-edge research right at the very heart of the HIV and TB epidemics at our state-of-the art, 4,000-square-metre facility, which is being built on the campus of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa.

O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health
Established in 1999, the O.C. Hubert Student Fellowshi in International Health provides opportunities for third- and fourth-year medical students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert Fellows spend four to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem alongside field teams from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies.

Each year, a limited number of fellows are selected to participate and receive a stipend to cover travel costs. This fellowship is made possible by an endowment established by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust. Interested applicants should visit to read more about the fellowship and download an application.

The School of Medicine also maintains formal exchange programs with a number of medical schools around the world. A list of such programs can be found here.

The website below provides information collected by the American Medical Student Association. Johns Hopkins does not have formal arrangements with such programs and the inclusion of this link does not constitute endorsement of specific opportunity. 

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