Site Placement Opportunities

This section contains a selection of international partners with ties to Vanderbilt University. Discuss your plans with Elizabeth Rose before contacting individuals affiliated with these organizations.

Students are not limited to these options and are encouraged to research additional avenues for opportunities abroad. Potential projects with these partners include community development and outreach, health education, program development, and monitoring and evaluation.

For a general overview of some global health project opportunities, check out this informative Prezi made by two former Vanderbilt MPH students: Opportunities in Global Health.

Vanderbilt’s Global Activities Database

Vanderbilt is involved in a wide range of projects and partnerships around the world and is committed to fostering international research, teaching, and service opportunities. The Global Activities Database (VUnetID login required), sponsored by the Vanderbilt International Office, provides information on the global activities of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges and is searchable by region and country, Vanderbilt school/college, faculty/staff name, international partner, and activity type. Among the types of activities listed in the database are research collaborations, study abroad programs, international courses, and institutional agreements with overseas partners.

VIGH’s Global Health Opportunities Database

The Global Health Opportunities Database provides a central location for select research, educational, and service opportunities in global health. Opportunities exist for individuals at all levels of training including undergraduate, graduate, residents, trainees, and faculty. Listings include—but are not limited to—international service opportunities, research projects in global health, international medical education programs, and funding opportunities.

Other resources for global health opportunities

AMSA’s International Health Opportunities Directory

University of Massachusetts’ International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse

Recent Vanderbilt Student Projects

Select student projects are listed below. For a comprehensive list of MPH practicum projects, please visit

International Locations:

• China –  Shandong
Guatemala Quetzaltenango
• KenyaLwala
NicaraguaLa Mosquitia; Managua
• Vietnam – Danang
Zambia – Lusaka

US Locations:

Atlanta – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Minnesota – Minnesota Department of Health – Refugee Health
Nashville Metro Public Health Department
• Nashville – Silaom Family Health Center
• Nashville Tennessee Department of Health
• New York – Concern USA

Other Locations:

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