Global Health

UC International seeks to share best practices for undergraduates seeking global health experiences.


Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS)
Workshop & Toolkit

Seeking to support the Forum on Education Abroad’s Guidelines, UC International and UC’s International Travel Oversight Committee has partnered with colleges/units in support of students completing the University of Minnesota’s Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) student module (free and online), prior to travel abroad in global health related experiences.

The Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) Toolkit is available to UC students, faculty and staff. GAPS includes information such as tips for choosing a quality program and helping students to make ethical choices related to global health issues abroad. Note: UC International has obtained permission from the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center to share their resources.

All UC students, even those not planning to participate in a global health experience abroad, will be presented access to this information within the UC International online system. UC International recommends that faculty explore if completion of the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) student module is appropriate for their travelers. Per faculty leader request, UC International can add this module as a required pre-travel item for individual faculty-led study abroad programs.

UC International has identified Child Family Health International (CFHI) as a partner that meets the expectations of a quality program providing global health opportunities abroad.