International Partnerships and Study Abroad

International Partnerships

Since 1995, the Department and MHA Program have developed international partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. International faculty give guest lectures in classes, and students are encouraged to expand their global awareness and life experiences with other cultures. Specific coursework in the curriculum offers additional opportunities for students to study and engage in international activities.


2017 Trip to Slovakia

In May 2017, MHA students embarked on a trip to Eastern and Central Europe. During their time they visited the countries of Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. On the trip, the students were able to observe and better understand global healthcare. Students also gave presentations to PhD and Medical Doctors. These presentations varied in topics about the comparisons of various health related topics in the region. The video below gives a visual of their experiences during the ten day trip. 

MHA Study Abroad 2017 - Slovakia


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MHA students on study abroad trip to Eastern Europe

Study Abroad

On October 10th 2016, The University of Scranton MHA program in partnership with the University of Central Florida MHA program sent seven students on a study abroad trip to Central and Eastern Europe.  On their trip the students had to opportunity to visit and experience the culture of five unique countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.  While in Europe, the students were able to see the delivery of healthcare firsthand with a guided tour of the Slovak hospital system in the capital, Bratislava, by Dr. Jozef Suvada, a local Pediatric Oncologist.  Additionally, the students were able to present their research to PhD and Master of Public Health students at St. Elizabeth University in Bratislava and at the University of Trnava in Slovakia.  For more on the University of Scranton MHA program’s partnership with Slovakia see:  A Partnership That has Transcended Time

Student Presentations

The MHA program provides graduate students with the option of taking a 3 credit course, HAD 517: Global Health Managment, a 10-day study abroad experience.  Currently, students have the option to travel to Eastern Europe, Brazil or Costa Rica.  The trip to Eastern Europe runs twice annually in late May and in early October.  The study abroad to Brazil runs once in January during intersession.  The Costa Rica study abroad will run for the first time in August 2015.   

Faculty and Graduate Assistants are currently working on developing the study abroad experience to Asia. 

In January of 2014, four MHA students went on a ten day trip to Brazil. To learn more about their experience, please view the slideshow below. 

Study Abroad Trip to Brazil

In May of 2014, MHA students went on a ten day trip to Brazil.  Please view PowerPoint presentation below to view pictures. 

Study Abroad Trip to Slovakia