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Study Abroad

The mission of the Study Abroad Programs Office at Texas A&M University is to provide students in all fields, at all levels, a wide range of educational experiences abroad.  Such experiences not only provide students with the appropriate academic/professional training and sensitivity to other cultures, but also help to create effective humanitarians needed for an interdependent world.

~ Mission statement from the Study Abroad Programs Office

Biomedical students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program.  Typically, students will participate in these programs once they are junior standing.

There are different types of experiences:

  • Faculty Led Programs
  • Reciprocal Exchange Programs
  • Transfer Credit Programs
  • Research, Intern, Volunteer, and Conferences Abroad

For more information on the following topics, please click the links below:

Upcoming Study Abroad Events

Informational Session for A&M BIMS Spanish Certificate Abroad (Costa Rica)

  • Come meet with representatives from Sol Education to discuss the trip to Costa Rica as well as other trips that Sol Education provides
  • Monday, November 18 from 3-4pm in Room 162 Reynolds Building

 

Faculty Led Programs

The BIMS department typically offers three faculty led programs to Costa Rica, Germany, and Italy. The semesters vary for each program.  Please click the trip title for more information.

A&M Germany History of Medicine Winter

  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: December 26, 2013 - January 12, 2014
  • Application Deadline: Deadline has passed!

A&M Germany Biosciences Semester

  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: January 13, 2013 - May 7, 2014
  • Application Deadline: Deadline has passed!

A&M Costa Rica Biomedical Science

  • Program Leader: Dr. Donald Brightsmith
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Larry Komrower
  • Dates: Deadline has passed!
  • Application: Will open November 2013
  • For more information, please click here

A&M Germany History of Medicine

  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: July 9, 2014 - August 17, 2014
  • Application Deadline: Deadline has passed!

A&M Barcelona Global Health

  • Program Leader: Dr. Maria Esteve-Gassent
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates: May 25 - June 28, 2014 - or - May 25 - August 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: Deadline has passed!

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Reciprocal Education Exchange Programs

The deadline for University-wide Reciprocal Education Exchange Program (REEP) applications for Fall 2014 or the 2014-2015 Academic Year is Saturday, March 1.  These applications may involve ordering an official transcript or asking for faculty recommendations.  These items will take time to obtain so you will want to ensure that you request these items as soon as possible for the deadline.

REEP Programs

  • Australia - University of Adelaide
  • France - Université de Caen
  • Germany - Universität Tübingen (academic year only)
  • Japan - Osaka Univeristy (academic year only)
  • Mexico - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey or Universidad de las Américas Puebla
  • New Zealand - Victoria University of Wellington
  • South Korea - Soonchunhyang University
  • Singapore - National University of Singapore
  • Switzerland - Université de Lausanne (academic year only)
  • United Kingdom - Lancaster University

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Larry Komrower (France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, UK) or Mara Iverson (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore).

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Transfer Credit Programs

BIMS students will typically find their study abroad program from a program listed on the TAMU Study Abroad website.  For other programs that are offered through the Study Abroad Programs office, please visit the following links.

  • List of Providers for Transfer Credit: Click here
  • Link to the Study Abroad Porgrams Office programs database: Click here

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Research, Intern, Volunteer, and Conferences Abroad

All Texas A&M students who are participating in international activities are strongly recommended to register with Texas A&M's Study Abroad Programs Office to provide Emergency Contact information, obtain Travel/Medical Insurance, and register with the U.S. State Department's website prior to departure abroad.

A&M BIMS Spanish Certificate Study Abroad (Costa Rica)

  • Program Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates: March 8-15, 2014
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Informational Session: Monday, November 18 from 3-4pm in Room 162 Reynolds Building

For more information, please contact the Study Abroad Programs Office.

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Other Opportunities

None at this time.

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Information Sessions

Funding Informationals

Every semester the Study Abroad Programs and Financial Aid offices host multiple fuding informationals to highlight scholarship opportunities and go voer the financial aid process.

Spring 2014 "Money Talks"

  • Spring Semester Presentations
    • Wednesday, January 29 from 4-5pm in Room 236 The Pavilion
    • Monday, February 24 from 4-5pm in Room 236 The Pavilion
    • Thursday, April 3 from 4-5pm in Room 236 The Pavilion

Scholarship Information

Please visit the BIMS Scholarship page for more information (click here).

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