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Experiential Learning

Study Abroad

The College of Health works closely with Lehigh's Office of International Affairs to connect students with international experiences, whether that be through traditional semester abroad programs, international internships, or global opportunities on Lehigh's campus. For students interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities, please go HERE to make an appointment with Katy Rene, assistant director of Study Abroad.


Access to impactful experiential learning opportunities is one of the cornerstones of the College of Health’s mission. Through partnerships within and beyond the university, students can pursue a rich set of experiences in health. For instance: 

  • Health technology/entrepreneurship: Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an incubator on Lehigh’s campus for tech-based start-ups.
  • Community and global health: Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity, which addresses health disparities and public health issues.
  • Data analytics: IQVIA, a multinational leader serving industries in health information technology and clinical research.
  • Social enterprise: The Global Good Fund, an organization founded by Lehigh alumna Carrie Rich providing leadership development for social entrepreneurs, including those in the healthcare sector.

All students majoring in the College can apply for a paid internship, a funded experiential learning project and/or study abroad experience. We encourage students to seek paid internships but also want to make unpaid internship experiences, common in the nonprofit sector, accessible to COH majors.

Funding Requirements

All applicants must be COH majors. Each fund has other requirements specific to that fund. Please read those carefully. COH students applying for Zug, FELO, and/or PDF funding must provide proof that they have completed the following career readiness requirements:

Endowed by Linda M. and D. Brooks Zug ’67, this fellowship supports students who have secured unpaid internships in the health sector, with preference going to those with non-profit internships based in the Lehigh Valley. Funding up to $5000 will be awarded.

Link to apply:
Students who have not applied before will need to create a profile.

Students can apply for funding for experiences that don’t fit into an internship mold, like individual research projects or field research with expenses. Funding up to $5000 will be awarded.

Students can apply for funding for a credit-bearing study abroad experience with the amount of funding based on individual need and used to support travel and other expenses not covered by financial aid.

Students can apply for support for travel and other expenses not funded by the GSIF. This award will also be based on individual need.

Students can apply for support for presenting at a conference or other professional experience. This award will be based on need, and funding up to $500 will be awarded. Live link is HERE (funds are rolling) until December 8, 2023.