Our students are truly making an impact around the globe. Students are engaged in work to address the health of populations in Haiti, Mexico and Uganda, among others, as well as working with immigrant and refugee populations in Chicago.
2016 Global Impact Stories
"Jordanians are among the kindest people one could meet. Colleagues, neighbors, and even strangers all helped me navigate Amman; both physically and socially." Learn more about Jenny's experience...
"You cannot truly begin to understand a nation, nor develop sustainable programs that seek to improve the status quo, until you’ve experienced first-hand what that status quo is. An understanding of this will make me a more adept and effective health policy analyst." Learn more about Nicole's experience...
"I received hands-on experience in applying public health principles to blindness prevention in a global setting. The impact of cataract surgeries was almost immediate that along with the patients, I could appreciate the outcome. The best part for me was to witness the patients looking around after cataract surgery, as if it was their first time seeing and being grateful for the gift of sight." Learn more about Mary's experience...
"I learned that Public Health really is everywhere. In the School of Public Health, we teach Health in All Policies, but seeing this in action, on a global scale, was a great experience." Learn more about Richard's experience...
"I no longer believe that there is a disassociation between public health and global health. Global health embodies the essence of public health, primary prevention. By assisting developing countries today we are preventing mass disasters tomorrow."Learn more about Noreen's experience...
"International work requires good listening, thoughtful engagement of stakeholders and the ability to change course at the drop of a hat. If I had expected the same working environment as I had in corporate America, my experience would have been far less rich and rewarding."Learn more about Ariel's experience...
"Many UIC SPH professors have extensive global health experience and are more than willing to mentor students and help navigate the program. Learning about the work that professors at UIC have accomplished abroad is both inspiring and humbling, and I hope to apply everything I have learned from them throughout my career." Learn more about Katie's experience...