As part of Loma Linda University Health’s proactive steps to protect our patients, staff, students and clinicians from exposure to COVID-19, the Global Health Institute office will remain closed to the public. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Mo O'Reilly at or 909-558-7748.

GHI collaborates with International Partner Sites in support of Loma Linda University Health's international outreach mission, to improve health around the world. We send employees, students, and other volunteer professionals to partner with other health professionals overseas to improve access and the quality of patient care. GHI offers short-term and long-term service opportunities for volunteers and international healthcare professionals. In addition, we provide triage and the procurement of appropriate medical equipment and supplies, much of which comes out of our own healthcare system.

Explore GHI Programs

Students for International Mission Service (SIMS)

Students for International Mission Service or SIMS exemplifies the Loma Linda's commitment to global service, incorporating international service opportunities into academic curriculum in order to prepare health professions students for a career of effective global service and to promote the health of global communities.

Learn more about SIMS

International Service Program (ISP)

GHI coordinates qualified volunteers for service at one of our international partner sites. GHI staff works with volunteers for assignment preparation, institutional approval and also assists with travel, visas and provides other logistical support.

Learn more about ISP

Global Service Award (GSA)

The Global Service Award provides opportunities for financially burdened Loma Linda University alumni of all disciplines (excluding MD and DDS programs) to serve overseas in volunteer or limited-stipend positions while receiving educational loan repayment assistance.

Learn more about the GSA Program