Biomedical Sciences

Imagine shadowing doctors in a Peruvian health center, taking X-rays of the lungs of tuberculosis patients, and performing anthropometrical assessments of malnourished children in a community.  All this while being immersed in the culture and language of the host country would be an unforgettable and transformative experience for a future health professional.

 

Global Health Experiences and Internships

Biomedical Science Coursework

Pre-Professional

Pre-Dental

Non-GVSU Programs

 

Biomedical

Ghana

Biomedical science students have a wealth of study abroad opportunities, ranging from coursework in the sciences or electives to immersion in clinical settings.  The ideal case for most students would be to do a study experience during the school year to enable a four-year graduation and/or a summer experience interning abroad.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • All credits will transfer back as credit or no credit. For Students Applying to Medical School: If you take prerequisite classes abroad that you would like to apply to medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or etc. do your research beforehand to see how future medical schools will use this credit to calculate your science GPA, if they accept credit or no credit classes, and if they would accept an official transcript from the host university in place of the credit or no credit.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: BMS 495
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

Global Health Experiences and Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Honors Cultural Exchange & Service Learning

Summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

SIT: Public Health in Urban Environments

Varies

Non-GVSU

Benin

Medical Internship in Benin

Varies

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

CFHI: Doing More With Less

Varies

Non-GVSU

Chile

SIT: Public Health, Traditional Medicine...

Varies

Non-GVSU

Guatemala

ELI: Rural Health or HIV/AID Placements

Varies

Non-GVSU

India

SIT: Public Health, Gender & Community Action

Semester

Non-GVSU

Jordan

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

Varies

Non-GVSU

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

SIT: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

Varies

Non-GVSU

Mexico

CFHI: Realities of Health Access and Inequities...

Varies

Non-GVSU

Nicaragua

ELI: Physical and Occupational Therapy

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

Public Health Through Mobile Clinics

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations (Argentina, South Africa, Vietnam, U.S.)

SIT: Globalization, Culture, and Care

Semester

Non-GVSU

Thailand

ELI: Medical, Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Uganda

ELI: HIV/AIDS Projects

Varies

Non-GVSU

Ghana, India and Honduras

Unite for Sight

Varies

Biomedical Science Coursework

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

Affiliate

Japan

JCMU: Health & Culture of Japan

   

 

Pre-Dental

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Spain

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: Bond University

   

Direct Enrollment

Ireland

University College Dublin

   

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

CIS: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Spanish)

   

Non-GVSU

Spain

ISA: Universitat Catolica or  Politècnica  de Valencia

 

Non-GVSU

Ireland

API: National University of Galway or University of Limerick

 

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters: Pre-Med

   

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

CIS: Victoria University of Wellington

   

Non-GVSU

South Korea

ISA: Korea University

Non-GVSU

Spain

API: Universidad Pablo de Olavide

 

Non-GVSU

Thailand

CIS: Mahidol University

 

Non-GVSU

South Africa

ISA: Cape Town

 

Non-GVSU

Scotland

API: University of Stirling or University of Edinburgh

 

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

ISA: Reading University

 

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact.

Debra Burg

burgd@gvsu.edu

221 Henry Hall