International Programs

A medical student in white coat with three young African children


The Office of International Program’s mission is to enable Georgetown medical students to live the Jesuit ideals of academic excellence and service to others. This is accomplished through the establishment and maintenance of international elective programs aimed at providing students with the opportunity to serve underdeveloped communities around the globe. At present the office offers opportunities in over 20 countries spanning 5 continents.

About Our International Programs

Georgetown medical students’ interest in international opportunities remains consistently high for many reasons, as these programs:

  • Offer the opportunity to serve some of the world’s most impoverished communities through the application of their medical skills and knowledge
  • Provide a distinctive combination of first-hand medical care experience and total cultural immersion
  • Offer unique exposure to the wide range of medical difficulties facing these disadvantaged populations
  • Present opportunity to develop a foreign language and culturally diverse medical experiences that are proving to be important assets given changing demographics in the U.S.
  • Work side by side with medical professionals, professors and students from the host countries.

In summary, these programs provide formative medical opportunities that enable students to see medicine in a whole new light.

For further information, please contact Dr. Irma Frank, Associate Dean for International Programs.