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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Study Abroad

Medical Sciences students, staff, and faculty are part of a global community. Through the Medical Sciences Program, the Honors Program, student organizations, and UC International, students are traveling the world to get outside their comfort zones and connect with others.

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With the rigorous, structured curriculum of the Medical Sciences major, it can be difficult for students to spend an entire semester or year studying abroad. However, students can still experience other countries and continents first-hand through experiential learning opportunities.

Some of the ways Medical Sciences students have traveled abroad are:

In the Footsteps of Louis Pasteur: Science & Art in Paris | The goal of this one-week study abroad over winter break is to enhance professional development in the medical sciences by visiting scientific venues in Paris that explore how modern medicine is under-pinned by early scientific discoveries. The scientific program covers aspects of microbiology, surgery, physiology, anatomy, pathology, and scientific instrumentation. The trip is led by Dr. David Askew.

Study Tours with the University Honors Program.

Language Immersion Experience | Students who choose to minor in a language have the opportunity to study abroad as part of the completion of their minor requirements. Opportunities include Madrid, Spain(summer), Caen and Normandy, France (summer), Antigua, Guatemala (spring break), and Rabat, Morocco (summer).

Students have traveled to places such as:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Botswana
  • Chile
  • China
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom


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