Biomedical Sciences Abroad

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

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

HTM

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.

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Biomedical Sciences

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or

University 

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Partnership

Available Courses

Argentina

SIT: Public Health in Urban Environments

External

Available Courses

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

External

Available Courses

India

 

SIT: Public Health, Gender & Community Action

 

External

Available Courses

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

SIT: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

External

Available Courses

Thailand

ELI: Medical, Internships

External

 Available Courses

Jordan

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

External

Available Courses

       

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program 

Available Courses

Ghana

Honors Cultural Exchange & Service Learning

HNR 281: Ghanaian Life & Culture (3 credits to social science) AND

HNR 399: Independent Study: Service-Learning (3 credits to junior seminar) OR

 

HNR 499: Senior Project (3 credits)

Pre-Dental

Country

Program, Host Institution, or  University

Program type

Courses

Spain

Universidad Católica de Valencia

External

 Available Courses

Summer Programs

Country

          Program, Host Institution, or University 

Program Type

Courses

Japan

JCMU: Health & Culture of Japan

 

Partnership

Available Courses

Cyprus

Global Semesters: Pre-Med

 

External

Available Courses

Internships

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a Biomedical Sciences abroad. 

Internships Abroad

Internship


Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Academic Advice

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.
  • 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!
  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: BMS 495
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.

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 External 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.

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. 

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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