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Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences

International Opportunities

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.

Medical Sciences students who are planning to participate in an international experience should contact Luis Santiago, the Medical Sciences liaison to UC International

Read more about student experiences abroad here.

College of Medicine - Public Health Focus

Photo of UC students on South Africa & Botswana trip

The College of Medicine Office of Global Health offers several public health focused courses that involve international travel. Taught by College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Jason Blackard, these courses are offered as electives in the Medical Sciences Program. Courses include:

  • MEDS 4050: Public Health and Infectious Diseases in Southern Africa (Botswana & South Africa)
  • MEDS 4052: Medicine and Public Health at Chongqing Medical University (China)
  • MEDS 4054: Exploring Public Health in Ghana

College of Medicine - Microbiology in France

Medical Microbiology (MEDS 3024C), taught by Dr. David Askew, is an elective with an optional travel experience. Students who choose to go abroad will spend the semester at UC studying microbiology and will then travel to Paris, France over winter break to visit the Institut Pasteur


Institut Pasteur logo


map of Paris, France

University Honors Program Study Tours

Students who are part of the University Honors Program can meet UHP requirements by participating in study tours.

Study Tours have gone to locations such as:

  • Iceland
  • Hungary
  • UAE
  • Japan
  • Tanzania
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua


  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Scotland
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • France
Medical Sciences students in Ireland during Spring Break 2017

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. Examples include:

view of old town in Spain