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Extracurricular Activities

Looking for ways to get involved in global health outside the classroom? VIGH helps connect students in several ways.

Global Health Case Competition

The annual case competition is designed to engage students in real-world global health challenges by introducing them to diverse factors that impact decision-making. The goal of the case competition is to foster critical analysis and thoughtful action. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from across the university participate in multidisciplinary, multi-school teams to tackle a real-life global health case, working together to develop an innovative solution.


Project:BRIDGES is a student group that provides a framework for cross-cultural exchanges between students and refugees that can lead to reciprocal opportunities for education and training. After completing training, students are matched with a newcomer individual, family or group to offer assistance in areas encompassing legal, psychosocial, health, economic, linguistic issues, and/or other areas related to the practical aspects of daily life.

VIGH Student Advisory Council

The purpose of the Student Advisory Council, which is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from various schools across the university, is to bring together diverse students interested in global health with the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary student networking and collaboration. Members of the Student Advisory Council are responsible for bringing the student perspective to the institute, especially with regards to student opportunities and experiences.