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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:

Overseas Day 2014 is coming! Please click here for more information!


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 Africa Wildlife Conservation & Health - Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Program Leader: Dr. James Derr and Dr. Linda Logan
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: May 22 - June 7, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

A&M Barcelona Global Health - Barcelona, Spain

  • Program Leader: Dr. Maria Esteve-Gassent
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Tauferner
  • Dates:
    • Summer 1: May 24 - June 27, 2015
    • Summer 10-Week: May 24 - August 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

  • Program Leader: Dr. Donald Brightsmith
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Larry Komrower
  • Dates: Fall 2015 semester
  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • 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 19 - May 7, 2015
  • Application Deadline: October 10, 2014
A&M Germany History of Medicine - Bonn, Germany
  • Program Leader: Dr. Jeremy Wasser
  • Study Abroad Advisor: Katharina Ojala
  • Dates: July 2 - August 6, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

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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 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.

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

  • Program Advisor: Nykkiesha Starr
  • Dates: March 14-22, 2015 (Spring Break) - Dates are still tentative and subject to change until confirmed by the Study Abroad office.
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2015
  • Informational Session: To Be Announced

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

Overseas Day 2014

  • Wednesday, September 24
  • 10am - 2pm
  • Rudder Exhibit Hall

Learn more about international opportunities, scholarships and funding options, and talk to professors who will be leading programs abroad.  Support offices like Scholarship & Financial Aid, Career Center, and Disability Services as well as affiliated international program providers will be there in attendance.

Study Abroad Returnee Workshop

  • Sunday, October 19
  • 1-4pm

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Identify marketable skills from your international experience
  • Talk about your newly acquired globalskills in a job interview
  • Showcase your experience on your resume and cover letter

Representatives from the Career Center, Study Abroad, and ISA will be presenting.  Please RSVP to this event by emailing using Returnee Workshop in the Subject line.  Please include your name, major, and study abroad program that you participated in.

Funding Informational


Scholarship Information

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

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