International Service Opportunities

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Going Abroad to Volunteer? 

Learning abroad can be an exciting adventure and provide you with many valuable experiences. Look here for ideas of where to gain international service experience. Before packing your passport, check with the University's Learning Abroad Center and complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online workshop. Complete this online workshop geared to get you thinking about what you can do and what you should NOT do when in another country. 

Disclaimer: The Pre-Health Student Resource Center and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, or research programs outside of the University. If you have any questions about researching organizations, please contact your college career services office.

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Child Family Health International

Places health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • South Africa

Child Family Health International:

Cultural Vistas

Those who travel to other countries to deeply inquire, learn, experience, and understand cross-cultural differences will be the ones to lead and succeed in our increasingly interconnected world. Cultural Vistas exists to facilitate this kind of inspired learning.

Cultural Vistas:


Works to promote peace, justice, and respect through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation.

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Nepal
  • Peru
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • United States (Arizona, Kentucky, Washington).


Global Volunteers

China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, United States.

Global Volunteers:

Peace Corps

Graduates can do health related volunteering overseas. It is also possible to be working on a master’s degree at the same time.

Peace Corps:


American Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Panama, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, Thailand