ICAP’s Next Generation Program is a multidisciplinary training initiative that provides students with hands-on training opportunities in New York and around the world. The program has hosted students from a wide range of institutions from the US and abroad. Our students represent various academic disciplines including public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, and business. Through Next Generation, students spend two to six months engaged in the design, implementation, and evaluation of ICAP-supported programs while working side-by-side global health experts.
Students gain rich field experience and hone public health skills while working on a specific project. Every student works closely with a mentor prior to departure and while in country. Students study the structure and function of health systems and health services in low-resource settings, and develop public health solutions. They also gain a better understanding of health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.