One of the first things that students ask when they join the IH Concentration is how to find an international practicum placement. Because of the unique challenges facing students wishing to go abroad (and we hope you will!), we have compiled this list of helpful hints and relevant links to help you find the right practicum, pursue funding opportunities, and stay well informed when traveling.
The Practice Office provides many resources for students who are getting ready to complete their practicum. Their website will provide students with a great starting point for understanding the practicum requirements and getting ideas for where they would like to complete their practicum.
The Practicum Primer (below) provides information to students ready to start thinking about this opportunity. (IH_Practicum_Primer Fall 2013)
To review IH trip reports by region, visit: http://bu.digication.com/GoIH/ (if you don’t have a login, you’ll need to create one and login before you can navigate to this URL.
For a list of organizations that have hosted IH students completing their practica, please take a look at: 2008-2010_Past_IH_Practicum_Orgs.pdf
The MPH Practicum requirement can also be met through several unique programs:
Philippines Exchange Program
SFS Kenya Field Practicum Program and
Master’s International a joint program with the U.S Peace Corps.