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Public Health in Croatia

UMass and API present a unique opportunity to learn public health through a global lens in Croatia.

Experience Study Abroad in Croatia

Apply now to earn upper-division public health course credit taught by UMass faculty on this fall semester program! This program is a perfect fit for Public Health and Health Science majors and minors but can also be a good match for students interested in the medical field, public policy, or social sciences.

Experience Croatia with API!


Dates: September 6 – December 1, 2024

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

Program Price*: 16,500

Classes: Click here

*Maximum program fee – subject to change depending on enrollment numbers; note that students are also required to pay a $980 Education Abroad Fee to UMass.

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Itinerary Highlights:
  • Excursions to Lopud Elaphiti Island, Split, and Zagreb!
  • Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • Lokrum Island and Game of Thrones museum visit
  • Community engagement and internship placements
  • …and more!
Ready to get started?

Connect with Christina Lorimer, Education Abroad Advisor

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What’s Included

Transportation & Travel Documents
  • Group airport pick-up in Dubrovnik
  • Ground transportation on all program activities, as necessary
  • Local transportation pass

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Passport processing fees
  • Luggage fees
Room & Board


  • Accommodation in shared double rooms at a residence hall
  • Linens and towels, weekly cleaning, and internet access 


  • Daily breakfast included
  • Group welcome, Thanksgiving, and farewell meals

Not Included:

  • Any additional meals or activities not specified or listed as “not included”
Health & Safety
  • API on-site Resident Director available 24/7 for emergencies
  • Health, safety, and cultural orientation upon arrival in Croatia

Participants will earn 14 U.S. credits during this program. UMass Amherst Croatia has 5 courses available in the catalog during the Fall term. All courses are taught in English.


  • PUBHLTH 490GH: Global Health Challenges and Opportunities, taught by UMass faculty leader Dr. Krishna Poudel (3 credits)
  • PUBHLTH 490FM: Human Rights, Health and Forced Migration, taught by a local instructor in Dubrovnik (3 credits)
  • PUBHLTH 475: The Epidemic of Loneliness: On Connection, Belonging and Public Health, with UMass faculty leader Dr. Gloria DiFulvio (3 credits)
  • PUBHLTH 390GP: Global Problems in Environmental Health taught by a local instructor in Dubrovnik (3 credits)
  • PUBHLTH 398PH: Experiential Course (2 credits)
UMass Advising

Have questions?

Connect with Christina Lorimer, Education Abroad Advisor

Ready to Apply?

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API offers best-in-class programming, with student well-being a high priority.

Our mission is to create better global citizens through international experiential learning. API programs are developed to be transformative, career-boosting experiences that include:

  • Community involvement through optional volunteer programs with API Gives Back
  • Cultural awareness through relevant coursework and time spent in multicultural student groups
  • High-touch student support throughout the program 

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About API

Academic Programs International (API) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable experiential learning programs. Their extensive pre-departure preparation, coupled with strong support services on-site, facilitates academic, cultural and linguistic learning. Within the supportive environment of the API programs, API participants are encouraged to explore their host communities and become increasingly independent and confident in their own abilities. They strive to make international educational experiences accessible to as many participants as possible, and, as such, works to provide multiple program components at a low program cost.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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