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Duquesne Welcomes Foreign High School Students at First Health Institute

Twenty-four high school juniors and seniors will travel from 12 foreign countries to spend a week at Duquesne University exploring careers in health sciences as part of the International Student Health Professions Institute.

Duquesne’s Office of International Programs created this institute, the first residential program to be offered in Pittsburgh for foreign high school students. It will focus on preparation for health careers and highlight the city’s status as a significant health provider worldwide.

Student activities include learning to suture; talking with Ariko Iso, Japanese-born assistant athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the first female trainer in the NFL; meeting Pittsburgh Zoo veterinarians; and shadowing health care professionals at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Where: Duquesne University campus, with some activities at other locations throughout the city.

When: Monday through Friday, July 17-July 21
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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