Center for International Programs Abroad

CIPA seeks to make study abroad opportunities available to students in all disciplines regardless of financial need. Programs seek to develop students through “challenging scholarship and cultural immersion.” Students remain integrated in Emory College—they pay Emory tuition in order to enroll and receive Emory credit for successfully completing classes. Courses in CIPA programs should strive to offer content, structure, or opportunities not available on Emory campus in part by taking advantage of the different setting, resources, and cultural perspectives available overseas. Students will also bring those perspectives back to Emory campus. Requirements for Emory approval are necessarily broad to meet the specific needs of particular groups of students, but opportunities for hands-on research or work experience are encouraged. Likewise, programs are encouraged to have students reflect on their experience after they return home. Four types of programs: Emory-based programs developed solely for Emory students, “consortial partnerships” with other US-based universities to offer joint programs, third-party providers, and direct enrollment in institutions abroad. Currently, 97 approved programs are operating. They are listed in a word document provided by CIPA and posted to the CoLA blackboard site.

Global Health Institute

Global Health Institute Field Scholar Awards

Competitive funding for individual students with “specific, short-term global health projects in partnership with both international and local in-country organizations.” Recipients present their findings at the annual Global Health Scholars Symposium.

Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars Program

Offers scholarships of up to $3,000 per student for multidisciplinary field study. Teams must include members of 3 different Emory colleges (with preference given to applications including students from outside of the health science). Students work with both an Emory and an in-country field mentor and partner with an in-country organization, to produce original research.

Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition

The winning presentation in this competition competes against invited submissions from other universities for funding awards.

Global Health Student Photography Competition

Awards photographs that capture global health issues while also considering the ethical implications of taking photographs in low-income areas.

Office of Ethiopia Program Support

This office provides support for faculty and staff seeking to work or currently working in Ethiopia.


Goizueta Business School

Study Abroad

Guizeta maintains relationships with 42 partner schools in 25 countries. Each year, 100 of their 700 BBA students go abroad for semester-long study at these partner schools, in small groups of 1-5 students per partner per semester. They receive the same number of students from the partner schools, welcoming to our classrooms 100 non-degree international students who study with us for the semester before returning to their home universities to complete their degrees. The main option right now involves social entrepreneurship in Nicaragua with Prof. Peter Roberts which features classroom coursework during the spring followed by a one week trip; twelve to twenty students take advantage of this class each year.

Faculty members vet new partners and routinely review existing ones. Faculty also approve classes outside of the program that students wish to take abroad for credit toward their Goizueta requirements. The advising model in the BBA Program Office relies upon professional advisors for routine advising on course selection, graduation requirements, and personal development, with referrals to faculty members for highly nuanced inquiries.


Goizueta also offers four summer paid internships in Austria each year. Participants receive both work experience and classroom instruction in German.


School of Nursing

Eleuthera Program: Faith-Based Health Care Systems

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students and faculty travel to Eleuthera, a small island in The Bahamas, to learn more about a faith-based health care system, and facilitate the further development of partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and The Bahamian Ministry of Health. The NHWSN team works with local nurses on Eleuthera delivering primary care to clinic patients and conducts health education seminars for primary and secondary school students on topics including obesity, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Additionally, NHWSN faculty members provide an in-service training to enhance the professional development of local nurses.

Dominican Republic: Maternity Care

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students and faculty members travel to the city of San Francisco Macoris, in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic to enhance knowledge about maternity-related care. This project involves collaborations with Hospital San Vincente de Paul’s in-patient maternity ward, antenatal clinics in the hospital’s periphery, and community sites that host youth groups participating in an HIV prevention program.

Jamaican Project

This program in the Caribbean involves Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing student and faculty engagement with an international faith-based organization, the Missionaries of the Poor, in caring for more than 400 people in five different care centers in Kingston, Jamaica. The program provides basic and tertiary care to the homeless, mentally and physically ill; enhances student knowledge about working in faith-based environments; and fosters enhanced interest in global health service. Additionally, NHWSN faculty members provide technical assistance that strengthens the community-based organization’s health-related services, and its relationship with the Jamaican Ministry of Health.


Rollins School of Public Health

Copenhagen Program

Rollins offers a study-abroad program at the University of Copenhagen’s school of Environmental Health. Students take courses at the university and are given opportunities to work with local faculty on research projects.


The Global Field Experience Program
Each year, over 80 students work in foreign countries and many more undertake internationally-focused work in the United States, returning to their coursework with greater understanding of how to engage in global public health practice, more confidence in their abilities, and more focused career goals. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis. Returning students present on their findings and their experience in public Brownbag events on Emory campus. Public Health students often use these experiences as a basis for their culminating experience requirement. In recent years, GEH students traveled to Bangladesh, Ecuador, Bolivia, Ghana and China to work with a variety of government and non-governmental organizations on environmental health issues.


Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University
Housed at Emory University, the Center for Global Safe Water (CGSW) draws upon the research and training expertise of the School of Public Health and the intellectual resources of departments across the University to promote global health equity through universal access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for the world’s most vulnerable populations. A partnership among Emory University School of Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and CARE USA, the Center offers courses and training for Public Health students. CGSW offers many research, training, education and advocacy opportunities for students, including projects promoting health equity through access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Department of Environmental Health faculty are key leaders in the Center, and many Department events and initiatives take advantage of our close relationship to the Center and its partners.


Peace Corps Master’s International Program
Emory’s Peace Corps Master’s International program is designed to give students practical experience in an international setting while working toward the MPH degree. After the completion of 39 credit hours, the student proceeds to work for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Learn more about students in the Master’s International program and about the program’s local community partnerships.


Student Organizations
GEH students have been involved in many of the Rollins School of Public Health student-led organizations. These organizations provide students with service opportunities, social events, and networking possibilities. Groups include the Emory Global Health Organization (EGHO), the Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee (REHAC), the Rollins School of Public Health Student Government Associations (SGA) and the International Student Association for Health and Human Rights (ISAHHR).


Emory Law

Emory Law School offers summer study abroad programs at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany; Singapore Management University in Singapore; Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland; the University of British Columbia, and the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Programs offer enough courses in English to accommodate Emory students. Students fluent in Spanish may take advantage of a program at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.


Candler School of Theology

Academic Exchange Programs

Candler students participate in semester or year-long exchanges with Candler’s partner institutions. Students can choose from seventeen programs in over five different countries. All of these programs afford Candler students unique opportunities to partner with other theology students from around the world and to participate in ecumenical conversations. Candler students benefit from opportunities to study and use other languages, enriching their knowledge of diverse cultures. Many exchange students are impacted not only by the academic life but also by living and learning in community, an essential aspect of many international programs.


Candler’s International Internships encourage students to grow in the skills of ministry and leadership in diverse cultural contexts. Programs such as the Bahamas Summer Internship provides opportunities for students to work in both church and community settings. Students teach, preach, and serve in a variety of leadership roles while also learning about the ways particular locations and cultures impact a vision of Christian community and service.

Travel Seminars

A variety of short, intensive seminars invite students to engage the Bible and theology through travel and firsthand experience of other places and cultures. During the Middle East Travel Seminar (METS), participants from different seminaries learn about the lands of the Bible while they explore the contemporary cultural, religious, and political landscape of the Middle East. Other seminars, such as the World Methodist Evangelism Regional Seminar, are held in diverse locations, such as India, the Philippines and South America. Through participation in these international gatherings, students learn from the experiences of churches and theologians around the world.


Institute for Developing Nations

IDN/CIPA Undergraduate Research Scholarships

The IDN-CIPA Scholarship Program, jointly run by IDN and the Center for International Programs Abroad, allows undergraduate students to pursue development-related research interest in the context of a CIPA-approved study abroad program. Applicants who submit a successful research proposal will receive up to $2,500 to support their semester abroad. Upon their return, students present their research at a conference jointly sponsored by Emory and The Carter Center.


Center for Global Safe Water

Through research projects in the United States and around the world, the Center for Global Safe Water uses its strengths to address local needs for safe and affordable water and sanitation solutions. Multidisciplinary teams of Emory faculty and students link with researchers and program staff from partner organizations to test and evaluate novel interventions and implementation strategies that will increase the adoption of water treatment and sanitation technologies and improve prospects for sustainability. CGSW also collaborates with other organizations to identify and conduct specific projects.
CGSW applied research activities center on:

  • ·Pilot testing of point-of-use water treatment and storage options to accelerate the health gains associated with improved water pending achievement of universal access to piped, treated water
  • ·Cost effectiveness and equity issues related to access to water and sanitation
  • ·Sustainability of water and sanitation programs

CGSW monitoring and evaluation efforts include:

  • ·Economic evaluations
  • ·Water and sanitation needs assessments
  • ·Water quality assessments
  • ·Health impact assessments
  • ·Intervention and technology trials and evaluations
  • ·Project evaluations


The Halle Institute

The Halle Study Trip Program sponsors delegations of faculty, staff, and students on rigorous tours of the cultural, economic, and political lives of countries outside their areas of expertise. Participants share their new knowledge and understanding with their students and colleagues, contributing to the larger goal of internationalizing the university.