Tel Aviv University hosted 6 CORDS network members (2 MECIDS, 2 MBDS, 1 SECID and 1 SACIDS) at their annual Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine programme in June. The intensive one-week courses were delivered by world renowned experts from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Northwestern University, the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading academic institutions. Courses undertaken included Hospital Epidemiology, Food security and Public Health, Intermediate Observational Epidemiology and Medical Writing. CORDS supported the 6 network members to take up this unique opportunity, by providing sponsorship for tuition fees and their stay in Israel. Participants welcomed the ability to learn and share from other students across the globe and are keen on taking forward their newly acquired learning to their respective countries.