Study Abroad Options in Pre-Health Fields
The University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad offers a variety of semester and year-long exchanges for students studying biology, chemistry, psychology, and engineering. Popular options include the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.
For students studying Spanish, UCR is a wonderful opportunity to improve Spanish fluency and take courses in a variety of subjects abroad. Students live with local host families and enroll directly in classes with locals taught in Spanish. Subjects include biology, chemistry, psychology, and healthcare. Volunteer opportunities are available.
This KU sponsored, faculty-led summer program focuses on Sweden’s system of comprehensive and publicly-funded healthcare and social services. A professor will guide the group, provide background lectures, lead discussions, and answer questions. The program includes visits to healthcare facilities and lectures from local healthcare professionals.
Sponsored by Arcadia University, students explore public health by spending 10 hours each week under the supervision of South African health professionals. This program offers an opportunity to learn about healthcare and nursing in the developing world from a hands-on perspective.
The School for International Training offers global health summer and semester programs focused on research and service around the world. Options include Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems in Madagascar, Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices in India, and Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. In addition, students may be interested in the public health programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Jordan, and South Africa.
DIS offers semester and summer programs in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Disciplines include biomedicine, biotechnology, child development, family studies, gender studies, human development, neuroscience, pre-medicine, health science, psychology, and public health.
CET offers semester and summer programs in Vietnam focused on public health. Students participate in a service-learning internship, take courses in public health, and study beginning Vietnamese. This program may be eligible for Freeman Asia Internship Scholarships.
Students enroll at Veritas University in San Jose for the summer or semester and take a mix of coursework taught in English and Spanish language courses. Course options include Spanish for Health Professionals, Introduction to Genetics, Introduction to Physical Therapy, Alternative Health Approaches, Health Psychology, and Tropical Medicine.
Participants will be exposed to many of the public health approaches and aspects of Western European countries giving them the opportunity to compare and contrast those found within the United States. In addition to cultural tours and activities, historical sites related to infectious disease impacts on human development will also be included in the itinerary.
A six-week program where students shadow doctors to gain professional experience in the medical field. Earn credit, build confidence, and be immersed in a new culture.