Travel Opportunities

International 3 Credit Elective Travel/Study Courses

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) offers various overseas short-term undergraduate and graduate 3 credit elective courses throughout the year. They take place during Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks. Each one is an exciting opportunity to see and learn about another part of the world. For more information, visit the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences webpage.


Funding Opportunities

  • CWRU Department of Family Medicine; contact 
  • CWRU School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs endowments funds contact the Finance Administrator in the Office of Medical Education,
  • The Frederick C. Robbins and Thomas M. and Janet S. Daniel Student Fellowships (CWRU) are available to the upcoming CWRU medical students graduating class who are in good academic standing, have completed their core clerkships in Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery, and have passed the USMLE part I examination. Complete and eligible applications to these fellowships but not awarded will also be considered for the CWRU SOM Travel Award. More information about the The Frederick C. Robbins and Thomas M. and Janet S. Daniel Student. See Awards & Fellowships for related application materials.
  • Rottman Family Fund (CWRU). Dr. Fritz (faculty emeritus and member of the Dean's Visiting Committee) and Carol Rottman, through their Rottman Family Fund, have established a fund to support Case Western Reserve medical students who are interested in travelling to Africa (or other resource-limited countries) to conduct research and/or aid in treatment of emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Preference will be given to students who have incorporated work in a resource-limited country into their senior thesis. The Rottmans, who frequently travel to Africa and experience first-hand the significant health care needs of the area and have an interest in supporting the medical school, encourage medical students to become involved in research, evaluation and/or management of diseases in resource-limited countries so they can experience the challenges and opportunities that such work offers, and encourage them to consider their eventual roles in the global fight against infectious diseases.
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Student Summer Fellowships in Community Health. The Student Summer Fellowship Program offers medical students the opportunity to study cultural competency issues, develop skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and address a public health need in an underserved community or population. Students may choose between a Service Fellowship and a Research Fellowship.
  • Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Meicine, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is awarded annually to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. The Fellowship is designed to encourage young people to continue their work in tropical medicine and hygiene and recognize their achievements so far.
  • The CDC offers opportunities in global health field work within multiple disciplines through the Coordinating Office for Global Health
  • The NIH/Fogarty International Center is currently accepting applications to the International Clinical Research Fellows Program. For more information, click this link or visit the John E. Fogarty International Center website.
  • USAID Student Internships, USAID offers both paid and upaid internships for qualified studnets during the academic year.

Additional Fellowships and Programs

Please visit the following links for information regarding these fellowship opportunities.