Mexico Field Program

The Summer Program in Mexico is conducted in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP) in Cuernavaca, 70 kilometers south of Mexico City.

**Applications for 2019 were due on or before January 31, 2019. 

Information Sessions Schedule (please register on HANDSHAKE):

What does the field practicum consist of?

  • You will carry out a community assessment
  • You will work alongside MPH students at School of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • You will report your findings back to the community
  • You will prioritize health needs together with the community
  • You will earn 4 credits, (course number: GH774).

What are the requirements?

  • BU SPH MPH student in good standing, having 16 credits completed by time of program.
  • High proficiency in Spanish
  • Capacity to work in a team with students from a higher education institution in Mexico
  • Interest in working in the community
  • Availability to attend five orientation sessions during Spring Semester.

Summer 2019 Program Details

Course Dates: tentatively, May 9  – July 12, 2019 – 10 weeks

2019 Orientation Dates scheduled 8am-10am on five Fridays within the spring semester:

  • February 22, 8am-10am: Community Health Assessment
  • March 1, 8am-10am: Protocol for the Assessment
  • March 8, 8am-10am: Priority Health Assessment
  • March 22, 8am-10am: Precede – Proceed Model
  • March 29, 8am-10am: Housing and Departure Briefing

Program Info –  PowerPoint presentation from info sessions: Presentacion – practica comunitaria – Mexico 2019

Application Information


Download the Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form. You must sign and scan a copy of it. If you do not have access to a scanner, please come to the GH Office and the admin assistants can help you with this.

On the INSP Mexico Online Application Form complete all applicable fields and upload the following documents:

  1. Essay responses in Spanish & English
  2. Scanned copy of passport; must be valid through end of 2019
  3. Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability Form
  4. Current resume or CV


If you have any questions or have problems with the online form, please contact, Joseph Anzalone . After submitting your online application, scroll to the top of the page for confirmation.