M1 Summer Independent Research

Both the Shapiro Summer Research Program and the Summer Research & Clinical Assistantship Program (SRCA) offer international opportunities.

These international opportunities require advanced planning, and students will be required to participate in online modules that will prepare them to work independently in international settings.

Applications for approval of Shapiro or SRCA projects proceed through the usual processes. 

Per UW policy, students are precluded from traveling to any location that remains under a level 3 or 4 advisories, https://internationaltravel.wisc.edu/. If your site is in a country that is designated as a level 3 or 4 risk on the State Department Travel Advisory or a level 3 CDC Travel Health Notice, please contact the SMPH Office of Global Health as soon as possible. This requires a special waiver request for permission (Travel Warning Waiver Request Form), and the required documents must be submitted to the SMPH Office of Global Health at least twelve weeks prior to your anticipated departure. Possible reasons for granting an exemption include: the student will be pursuing a unique educational experience that cannot be obtained elsewhere; projects directly relate to career plans; the student is a citizen of the country being considered; and/or the student has had extensive experience in the country.

All students participating in an international field experience are required to fill out an International Travel Packet and to purchase CISI insurance coverage for their entire international travel period. (This insurance is required and subsidized by the UW Board of Regents, and should be purchased through the Office of Risk Management.)

***Completed International Travel Packets should be submitted to smphglobalhealth@smph.wisc.edu.

Covid-19 Notice

As circumstances surrounding the global SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, our first priority remains the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.  The SMPH Office of Global Health will follow guidelines and policies established by UW-Madison and the University of Wisconsin System Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

Updated 6/11/22