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

Study Abroad Announcements

Costa Rica Biomedical Sciences Information Session

Attention all pre-health students. Are you interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica without falling behind in your degree plan?

If so consider the Costa Rica Biomedical Semester and join us at an information session on Tuesday, November 17th at 5PM in Room 102 VMS.

The information session will include faculty from the program both in person and by internet (Costa Rica). We will also have students from the current 2015 program talking to us live via video conference. You can ask directly how they see the program and how it fits in to their academic schedules!

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this successful program and ask any questions you may have about the work and fun that comprise this full semester in Costa Rica.

For more information visit our program web page or contact the Study Abroad office (979) 845-0544 or Nykkiesha Starr

Study Abroad in London

If you would like to study abroad in London, gain research experience and BIMS directed elective credit, there will be a come-and-go informational at 3:30-4:30 Room MEDL 44 Tuesday October 6, 2015.

Study Abroad in Spain

If you would like to study abroad in Spain, perform shadowing in the biomedical environment and take courses that count as BIMS directed electives, there is a come-and-go informational from 3:30-4:30 Room 44 MEDL Friday October 9, 2015 from 3:30-4:30. This trip is also a very good trip for those completing the Spanish Certification, as you can complete up to half your certificate while abroad in the summer.

Information Sessions

Study Abroad Funding Informationals

L.T. Jordan Institute Research Abroad Fellows Program

Students must submit applications for this program. Links to the application can be found at:, under "Fellows Program."

Contact: Marcell Harmati Dwight Look College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

For more information, please contact Larry Komrower at

Faculty Led Programs

The BIMS Program typically offers faculty led programs to Costa Rica, Germany, South Africa, and Spain. The time frame varies for each program.  Please click the trip title for more information.

A&M Costa Rica Biomedical Science - San Isidro de Penas Blancas, Costa Rica

  • Program Leader: Dr. Donald Brightsmith
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Larry Komrower
  • Dates: August 25 - December 5, 2016
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Decision Date: Rolling Admissions
  • For more information, please click here

A&M Germany Biosciences Semester - Bonn, Germany

  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: January 13 - May 4, 2016
  • Application Deadline: November  6, 2015

A&M Germany History of Medicine - Bonn, Germany

  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: TBA
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Decision Date: Rolling Admissions

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Other Study Abroad Opportunities

A&M Barcelona Global Health - Barcelona, Spain

  • Program Leader: Dr. Maria Esteve-Gassent
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates:
    • Summer 1: May 22, 2016 - June 30, 2016
    • Summer 10-Week: May 22, 2016 - July 30, 2016
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Decision Date: Rolling Admissions

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

  • Program Advisor: Nykkiesha Starr
  • Dates: March 12-20, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Decision Date: Rolling Admission

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

A&M Spain All Majors: Liberal Arts in Seville

  • Program Advisor: Christie Dunn
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates: Spring or Fall 2016 details at

Stem Summer Research: London

  • Program Advisor: Adam Williams
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates: June 14th, 2016 - July 23rd, 2016
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2016
  • Decision Date: Rolling Admission
  • For more information please visit the Study Abroad Portal.
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Reciprocal Education Exchange Programs

The deadline for University-wide Reciprocal Education Exchange Program (REEP) applications for Fall 2015 or the 2015-2016 Academic Year is Sunday, 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 Natalie Cartwright (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 Programs 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.

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Scholarship Information

Please visit the BIMS Scholarship page for more information.

TEAN 20 for 20 scholarships (meet with advisor to see if travel can get BIMS credit).

From TEAN:

We’re turning 20 this year! To celebrate 20 years of students studying and interning abroad with us, we've teamed up with our partners to bring you the "20 for 20" scholarship program. We have 20 scholarships for both semester and summer study abroad programs across the Asia Pacific to encourage even more students to study abroad. One lucky applicant will also receive a full ride from TEAN to a program of their choice that includes tuition, program fees, housing and airfare to study abroad in 2016.

The scholarship awards range between $500 - $5,000. This process is extremely competitive considering the limited amount of awards available due to a higher minimum and maximum award. Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award.

Students are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the requirements for each, but must fill out a separate application for each scholarship.

Deadlines for All Programs:

  • Semester 1 (January/Feb – May/ June): November 15
  • Semester 2 (July/August/September – November/December): May 15
*The deadline for the Photography Scholarship is Dec 15 for Semester 1, and June 15 for Semester 2 TEAN scholarships

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