Pre-Departure Modules

Global health experiences can be exciting, but it is important to understand the cultural context you are working in and the ethics of short-term medical “missions.” Many well-intentioned students have inadvertently caused harm to communities during their global health engagements.
The following modules provide an introduction and orientation to fieldwork in global health to help you avoid any problems in your experience abroad. Here is the most recent version of the predeparture curriculum updated by VIGH student interns.


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