Biomedical Sciences Study Abroad

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Studying Biomedical Sciences Abroad


208 Biomedical Sciences Study Abroad Programs


During your semester in London, you won't just read Shakespeare in the classroom; you'll go see it performed live in the Globe Theatre. The city is your classroom! On Semester at University of Westminster, London, you can take classes for your major or as electives at an internationally recognized institution while exploring this lively, diverse city. You can also intern at one of the city's ma...

IES Abroad

Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, or the University of Sydney. All offer an array of disciplines covering the spectrum from engineering to art history. Sydney will be your classroom....

Boston University: Grenoble Science Program

Offered in the Fall semester, the Grenoble Science Program is ideal for Pre-Health and other Science students. The program provides science coursework and French language studies at all levels in a stunning alpine setting. It is designed to enable students to take courses that complement their current curricula and requirements. Students will be based at the University de Grenoble. Founded i...

Center For Study Abroad (CSA) - Direct Low Cost - Budget

Konkuk University in Seoul offers low cost, non-profit academic programs through CSA. Students earn academic credit. Courses offered are Liberal Arts, Business, and Science and taught in English through the International Summer Program. Korean Language and Culture programs are also offered year-around. Low cost housing is available in the campus dormitory. Cultural activities and excursions inc...

Athena Study Abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland

Athena Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen. The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the university and combines immaculately preserved buildings with modern facilities for learning, research, and recreation. The charming atmosphere is perfect for inspiring students whil...

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University MRes Molecular Bioscience program provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. The program takes advantage of the university's advanced English language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. The program covers biotechnology related topics...

Study at the University of Roehampton

As a Roehampton student, you will be part of a friendly, modern, lively community, dedicated to providing the best possible opportunities for learning and research. Our students enjoy close contact with academics working at the cutting edge of their subjects and you will find yourself both challenged and supported in this next stage of your academic career. Our beautiful and historic campus ...

Academic Programs International

Come experience this international campus in one of Europes most exciting cities! Ideal for students who are focused heavily on academics and want to attend a distinguished, global university in a charming city, this program will offer students an incredible introduction into Irish culture and life. With access to a wide range of courses at a top ranked university as well as outstanding on...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Amman is a millennia-old Middle Eastern metropolis built on a series of hills and valleys. Steeped in history, Amman boasts many historical monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheater, Herculean Temple, and Umayyad Mosque. As the capital of Jordan, the city is a hub for culture, education, business, and tourism. Amman is one of the most diverse cities in the Middle East and offers a thriving arts...

University Studies Abroad Consortium

The Gold Coast and Brisbane program is ideal if you want to live and study near some of Australia's most beautiful beaches and rain forest and are looking for a wide range of courses in diverse disciplines. The program is located along the east coast of Australia which places you in the perfect location to head north, south, or west to explore the best of what Australia has to offer. At Griffit...

University Programs— Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Maximo Nivel offers university programs year round including Fall Semester, Winter Session (J-term), Spring Semester, and Summer Session. University students can study part-time or full-time. University credit is awarded by California State University-Monterey Bay and/or our local university partners in each country. INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES - International Development - Business in L...

International Exchange Programs at Sharjah, UAE

Study abroad in the United Arab Emirates with American University of Sharjah (AUS). Participants of this international learning opportunity have the chance to take courses from any of the four colleges/schools in the University, namely, College of Engineering (CEN), College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD), School of Business Administration (SBA), and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). ...

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia's International Summer School provides a unique experience to live and learn in the UK at a world leading university during a 4 week period in the summer. Our course gives students the opportunity to gain academic credit studying abroad in one of a range of exciting academic modules, all delivered by the University's leading academics and industry experts. Our f...

The University of Minnesota

Study international development in India, and experience the cradle of one of the most influential and oldest civilizations on earth. Program participants also get the chance to contribute through a research project or internship with a nonprofit organization. They get opportunities to examine the complexities created by issues related to social justice, environment, public health, and globaliz...

Cambridge Scholars' Programme

The Cambridge Scholars' Programme is a three-week long summer school founded by graduates of the University of Cambridge to provide ambitious high school students with a taste of a Cambridge education. Students develop their confidence, broaden their horizons, and become better prepared for college life. During the program, students will live and study in one of the beautiful colleges of the Un...

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Studying Biomedical Sciences Abroad

Biomedical students are masters of what is necessary to sustain life; studying biomedical sciences abroad can teach students not only how to sustain life, but how to enrich lives (including their own). In the major that produces the world’s future doctors, veterinarians, research scientists, and many other vitally important health professionals, students with mindfulness and perspective are incredibly valuable. Students who study biomedical sciences abroad will be introduced to new people with varied life experiences and learn to connect with others, care for them, and meet their varied needs.

Why Study Biomedical Sciences Abroad

Students that study biomedical sciences abroad gain a distinct view of how daily life operates in a different part of the world. If you’re planning on pursuing a profession where personal interactions are important, such those in the healthcare industry, travel can increase your compassion for those from all walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds. Most importantly, studying biomedical sciences abroad will likely expose you to populations that lack access to necessary healthcare, providing you with inspiration to continue to pursue your degree and help combat this major issue in the future.

As time goes on, the biomedical sciences are rapidly globalizing. Medical discoveries, treatments, and other medical knowledge is being shared with the entire world daily, as nations across the world make improvements to better the lives and well-being of citizens. Studying biomedical sciences abroad will help you understand the missing pieces of the healthcare industry on a global scale, introduce you to new technologies and treatments, and make you a more well-rounded future health care professional.

Last but not least, in a competitive field like biomedical sciences, having study abroad experience on your resume can make you more appealing to future employers, hospitals, and organizations that value a global perspective and real world experience.


Most universities around the world have some sort of biomedical science study abroad program, so you most likely won’t have to compromise your ideal location because of the courses that you want to take or need to complete to fulfill your degree requirements.

Europe offers budding biomedical scientists prime experience when it comes to biomedical studies abroad. A common choice for biomedical science study abroad programs, England offers a chance to study abroad in English while discovering a whole new landscape of literature, culture, politics, and medicine. Studying abroad in London specifically won’t just be filled with Shakespeare classes, as the U.K. is the birthplace of the original Grey’s Anatomy and a fiercely competitive academic environment. A hop across the channel, France is another appealing option for students who want to study biomedical sciences abroad, especially for those with an interest in the French language, the famous French cuisine, or a culture that birthed the stethoscope and the first treatments of diseases, like syphilis, that once plagued Europe.

For those looking to expand their comfort zone, Asia is at the forefront of medical development, including research into pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical technologies. South Korea offers a change of pace in comparison to the typical biomedical science study abroad program. Traditionally, two years of accelerated premedical study is followed by medical school in South Korea. Therefore, international students are drawn to the idea of highly ranked pre-med courses that encompass more information than similar courses at home may include. Additionally, China and Japan have similarly structured educational models and are also great locations to study biomedical science abroad.

Service-learning is becoming a more and more popular idea among biomedical students. Biomedical study abroad programs in parts of Africa, including South Africa and Ghana, as well as in Latin American countries like Peru or Belize, offer the typical undergraduate courses paired with volunteer components that give students the chance to help educate locals on sanitation and preventative medicine, among other things.

Biomedical Studies Abroad

Once you have decided on the big picture of what your biomedical studies abroad will look like, including the location and the timing of your program, you can begin to decide what you want to spend your time doing once abroad, which most importantly entails selecting your coursework.

If you are studying biomedical sciences abroad as an upperclassmen, your choices may be restricted to courses that will count toward your degree, without adding additional time to your projected graduation date. An academic advisor can help you plan accordingly in this regard, and planning as early as possible is recommended!

If, however, you have general education classes left to take, such as biology, chemistry, or even organic chemistry, most academic institutions abroad can provide you with a spot in these foundational science classes.

One of the best parts of studying abroad is the opportunity to take classes that you otherwise would not be offered. In some cases, this can mean locally-focused classes, like The History of Sanitation in Western Europe or Social Responses to Prophylactic Education in South Africa. You may also have the chance to take elective courses that do not relate specifically to biomedical sciences, but are regionally specific to the country you have chosen to study abroad in, such as introduction to languages, cultural practices, or religions, and even food or wine tasting.

  • Personal Perspective. From the second you step off the plane to the days preparing to return home, your biomedical sciences study abroad program is first and foremost a personal growth experience. Learning how to better communicate, being exposed to different daily schedules and ways of life, and experiencing education in a different country will all help you to see who you are, and increase your ability to be an effective biomedical professional.

  • Postgraduate Preparedness. Biomedical science study abroad experience can be hugely valuable on paper, as well as in person. Medical, veterinary, and dental schools are all highly competitive, and seeing that you took time to travel abroad and learn in a new environment can be a huge bonus on your application or resume. It has even been suggested by higher education officials that an international perspective on test-taking can help students when it comes time to take entrance exams to post-graduate schools, such as the MCAT or the GRE!
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