IFAP Global Health Program offers exciting clinical and research opportunities as well as language and cultural immersion programs, both internationally and locally for the summer. You can even “design-your-own” program. There are sites in East Africa, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Uganda and South Africa, as well as domestically in El Paso Texas and New York City.

Applications are now being accepted through January 6th, 2017.

The site in East Africa (Tanzania) is the only “dental” site right now; if a student would like to go to elsewhere, they should see Dr. Kavita Ahluwalia.

Contact Information

Kavita P. Ahluwalia, DDS, MPH

Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC
Director, Post-doctoral Program in Dental Public Health

212.342.1938 (T)


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DíGAME Summer Spanish Immersion Program

This program consists of conversational medical Spanish class for three hours each morning, followed by a variety of clinical, health education, service-learning, community health research and cultural immersion activities in the afternoon that allow students to practice their Spanish and immerse themselves in the Dominican community in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods.

Questions regarding the summer Digame program should be addressed to: ifap@columbia.edu