Some Health Programs Overseas Let Students Do Too Much, Too Soon

Overseas Health Programs Let Some Students Do Too Much, Too Soon 2

Courtesy of Child Family Health International

A student from the U. of Maryland School of Dentistry hands out toothpaste in Bolivia as part of a Child Family Health International program.

Students often get the chance to pick up a new language or learn to navigate a strange city while studying abroad. Mary, a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota, helped deliver a baby.

She was so proud of the experience, which occurred during a visit to a health clinic in South America as part of a trip sponsored by a student organization on the Twin Cities campus, that she later wrote about it in her medical-school application.

Minnesota officials, however, were far