How to Work Abroad

Global Services

The Emory Global Health Institute and The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives developed the Global Services website to assist Emory faculty and staff conducting projects outside of the United States. The site provides resources to faculty and staff regarding travel abroad, establishing in-country operations, hosting international visitors at Emory, and other services pertaining to global work. 

General Working and Studying Abroad Resources

You can find general information regarding safety and security, international travel and research, and Emory medical and health resources for international travelers at the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives.

Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Resources

Working and/or studying in low- and middle-income countries can present a variety of unanticipated challenges and benefits to people from high-income countries. EGHI works with the Rollins School of Public Health to develop an annual online pre-departure course via Emory Canvas for Emory community members who plan to work or study in a low- or middle-income country. The course focuses on issues such as health, safety, and cultural awareness and sensitivity. EGHI’s Field Scholars are required to take this course every spring prior to their summer field experiences. For information regarding the 2020 course, please contact Heather Zesiger at