CFHI’s Global Health Education Programs are experiential learning opportunities experiences often referred to as field experiences, global health internships, clinical electives, away rotations, service-learning opportunities, practicums, global health scholars programs, or externships. They combine appropriately scoped and supervised exposure to clinical practices, public health, social services, social determinants of health, culture, human resources for health, and much more to provide a reflective, transformative Global Health educational experience. CFHI is a standard-setting leader focused on ethical best practices in global health education, which helps to ensure respect and safety for host communities and global health leaders while also caring for the safety and wellbeing of our participants.
By traveling to Latin America, Africa, or Asia, or by enrolling in a virtual program, CFHI programs immerse you within a global community to experience health, life, and culture through the community lens. Programs offer ethical learning experiences alongside local physicians and public health experts and combine instruction, experience, service, and reflection. CFHI has over 30 programs in 10 countries, open to all with an interest in global health. Programs are tailored to each participant’s educational level and interests and lay the foundation for a career in health, deepening understanding of health care, health systems, and determinants of health in diverse communities.