|Philippines Exchange Program|
Program in International Health Practice
The Program in International Health Practice (PIHP) in the Philippines provides Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) students with the opportunity to fulfill the field practice requirement, by spending either a Fall or Spring semester attending classes at the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila (CPH-UPM), and participating in a number of field practice activities in a developing country setting.
This 16 credit program is particularly appropriate for International Health (IH) concentrators but may also appeal to concentrators in other departments. It combines three essential parts of your international health education:
Application to the program are considered on a rolling basis, so students are advised to apply early, as space is limited. Deadlines to apply for the spring program is October 15, and for the fall program is April 15. NOTE: Due to the difference in the UPM/CPH calendar year: the fall program runs from mid-January to early-June; the spring program runs from early August to mid-December.
Prior to embarking on this program, students should have completed core courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, plus either IH 704 or IH 703. Also, consistent with BUSPH regulations governing field practice, students must have taken at least 12 credits of coursework at the School.