Established in 2007, the Office of Global Health seeks to provide the Tufts community with a clearinghouse of information and resources related to the practice of medicine internationally - a single point-of-entry for all health professional students seeking to obtain experiences abroad. Over the next few months, we hope to amass and organize additional information about Tufts and non-Tufts resources in the arena of global health, as well as general information about scholarships, traveling, security, and visas.
For more information or to help in this effort, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Years: Start Planning Your Summer!!!
January: Start thinking about where you want to go. This is especially imortant if you are planning your own program. Check out the Opportunities section!
February: Contact professors and set specific goals and contact for your abroad site. Apply for financial aid (in some cases this will have to wait until you secure a project). Make sure you talk to all prospective advisors about logistics and money. Apply for pre-formed programs.
March: Confirm your main site (but it is a good idea to stay in touch with at least one other opportunity in case a problem arises later in the year with the project). Make sure you have a definite mentor in Boston and confirm a mentor at the site. Start reasearching tickets and come up with definite dates of travel (some people like to do some site seeing before or after their project). Apply for a travel Visa. Overview available in the logistics section.
April: Visit Travel Health Clinic for immunizations and to pick up travel medications. This is the latest you want to purchase tickets; they can get expensive closer to when you want to leave.
May-June: Start preparing for your project and travel. Global Health project begins!