Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Science Coursework

Pre-Dental

Non-GVSU Programs

Global Health Experiences and Internships

Internships

 

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.

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.

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

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Biomedical Sciences department.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

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 below. 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.

Program Suggestions

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

Biomedical Science Coursework

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Semester, academic year, or summer

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Semester, academic year, or summer

Pre-Dental

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Spain

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: Bond University

Semester

Direct Enrollment

Ireland

University College Dublin

Semester

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

CIS: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Spanish)

Semester

Non-GVSU

Spain

ISA: Universitat Catolica or  Politècnica  de Valencia

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Ireland

API: National University of Galway or University of Limerick

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters: Pre-Med

Summer

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

CIS: Victoria University of Wellington

Semester

Non-GVSU

South Korea

ISA: Korea University

Semester, academic year, or summer

Non-GVSU

Spain

API: Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Thailand

CIS: Mahidol University

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

ISA: Cape Town

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

API: University of Stirling or University of Edinburgh

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

ISA: Reading University

Semester or academic year

Global Health Experiences and Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CFHI: Global Perspectives in Nursing

Varies

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CFHI: Hospital Medicine in Latin America

Varies

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CFHI: Primary Care and Social Medicine in Latin America

Varies

Non-GVSU

Argentina

SIT: Public Health in Urban Environments

Varies

Non-GVSU

Argentina

WTW: Argentina Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Benin

Medical Internship in Benin

Varies

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

CFHI: Doing More With Less

Varies

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

CFHI: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz, Bolivia

Varies

Non-GVSU

Brazil

SIT: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights

Varies

Non-GVSU

Chile

ELI: Health Placements

Varies

Non-GVSU

Chile

SIT: Public Health, Traditional Medicine...

Varies

Non-GVSU

Ghana

ELI: HIV/AIDS Projects

Varies

Non-GVSU

Ghana, India, Honduras

Unite for Sight

Varies

Non-GVSU

Ghana

WTW: Ghana Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Guatemala

ELI: Rural Health or HIV/AID Placements

Varies

Non-GVSU

India

ELI: Medical Internships 

Varies

Non-GVSU

India

SIT: Public Health, Gender & Community Action

Semester

Non-GVSU

India

SIT: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices 

Summer

Non-GVSU

Jordan

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

Varies

Non-GVSU

Kenya

ELI: Medical Internships

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

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina, South Africa, Vietnam, U.S.

SIT: Globalization, Culture, and Care

Semester

Non-GVSU

Nepal

WTW: Nepal Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Nicaragua

ELI: Physical and Occupational Therapy

Varies

Non-GVSU

Philippines

WTW: Philippines Medical Internship

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CFHI: HIV/AIDS & Healthcare in Durban, South Africa

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

Public Health and Physical Therapy in Cape Town

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

SIT: Community Health and Social Policy

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

Public Health Through Mobile Clinics

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Atlantis Pre-Med Shadowing

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Sri Lanka

WTW: Sri Lanka Medical Internship

Varies

Non-GVSU

Switzerland

SIT: Global Health and Development Policy

Semester

Non-GVSU

Thailand

ELI: Medical, Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Tanzania

WTW: Tanzania Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Uganda

CFHI: Exploring HIV & Maternal/Child Health

Varies

Non-GVSU

Uganda

ELI: HIV/AIDS Projects

Varies

Non-GVSU

Vietnam

Medical and Dental Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Ghana, India and Honduras

Unite for Sight

Varies

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

France

EUSA Paris Internship

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA Dublin Internship

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA Madrid Internship

Summer

GVSU

United Kingdom

EUSA London Internship

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Prague Internship

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Health Science Internships

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships and Service Learning

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Gap Medics

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Atlantis Project

Semester or summer

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



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