Education Abroad for

Pre-Med Majors

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Globalize Your Education

Pre-Med majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Pre-Med Studies major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the theory and methodology found in the Pre-Med major through exposure to diverse viewpoints both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You Can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

My experiences studying abroad fundamentally changed the way I see the world and I will forever have more humility, gratitude, forgiveness, and love for all people. Every American should see life outside of the U.S. and this particular program allowed me to think about public health from a different perspective.



- Bella Catalano, Community Health Studies/Biology
Program: CIEE Community Public Health in Khon Kaen, Thailand (summer)

Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Pre-Med Majors?

The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Pre-Med majors.

    AFRICA  

    CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
    SIT Study Abroad Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights
    USAC Ghana: African Studies in Accra
    CIEE Community Public Health Program in Gaborone, Botswana

    ASIA

    SIT Study Abroad India: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Practices
    IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
    PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Summer)
    PSU Exchange Japan: Sapporo, HUSTEP Program (Exchange)
    IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
    PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Exchange)
    PSU Faculty-Led Japan: Tokyo - Community Nutrition in Japan
    USAC India: Health and Society in Bangalore

    EUROPE

    DIS - Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
    IFSA- King's College London
    CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in London, England - University College London
    USAC Italy: Education, Communications, Health, and Italian Studies in Reggio Emilia
    IFSA- University of Edinburgh
    IFSA- University of Glasgow
    USAC Spain: Spanish Language, Culture, and STEM in Valencia
    USAC Sweden: Linnaeus University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses inVäxjö/Kalmar
    USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University Undergraduate Courses
    USAC Ireland: University College Cork Undergraduate Courses

    LATIN AMERICA

    CIEE Business and Culture Program in Santiago, Chile
    CIEE: Global Institute - Multi Campus
    IE3 Global Internships

    MIDDLE EAST

    Hebrew University: Rothberg International School - Summer Program
    PSU Direct Enroll Turkey: Istanbul, Bogazici University (Summer)

    Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

    Ready to take the Next Step?

    Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

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