University of Nebraska Medical Center

Student Alliance for Global Health

The UNMC Student Alliance for Global Health brings together UNMC students, faculty and community members to learn about global health issues and to support global health initiatives at home and abroad.

This multidisciplinary organization features speakers and informative presentations on global health and medicine. Each year, the Office of Global Engagement and the student alliance sponsor a philanthropy project. View and print our flyer.

Student Alliance Events

Medical Spanish Classes

The student alliance and the Office of Global Engagement arrange Medical Spanish classes as virtual electives, with live instruction delivered via zoom by linguistic instructors from our partner university in Mexico. The classes that typically begin in September and last for 8-10 weeks.

Both beginner and intermediate options are available. Both classes require a small fee. Information is distributed in August at the Student Organization Fair and by email a few times a year.

Medical Service Spring Break Trips

These trips have been on hold since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but we look forward to offering the trips again.

The first student alliance spring break trip was held in 1996, and for many years, the locations of the trips were Jamaica, Nicaragua and a Native American reservation. In 2019, a new partnership was established in Colombia. In 2020, before the trips were canceled, they were planned for Jamaica, Colombia and the Winnebago Reservation in northeast Nebraska.