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Study Abroad For Health Sciences Students


  • It’s important for CHST students to start early when planning to study abroad in order to have the most flexibility in finding health sciences coursework abroad. But remember that if you’re late to the game, you may still have options and a study abroad advisor can help you find a program that may work for you.
  • Saving a few of your general education credits, free electives, perspectives or professional electives to take abroad will offer you more variety of programs and locations to choose from.
  • A shorter summer program may be a good option to fit in an international experience for Health Sciences majors, with summer coursework typically focusing on public health, comparative health systems or community health. Or consider taking courses towards your immersion abroad over the summer.
  • Strong health sciences coursework is typically available in Europe and Australia - however you are not limited to these locations!


CHST Study Abroad Info Sheet – Highlights major/college specific study abroad information such as the best time to go and popular programs.

  • If you’re interested in one of the programs highlighted, login to the Compass (application database), click on the ‘Search Programs’ tab and type in the program name in the keyword box to learn more and start an application.
  • Don’t see a program you’re interested in on the sheet? Do a Compass search to expand your options (choose your field of study from the drop down list).

Program in Focus - Biomedical Sciences Majors - DIS Abroad, Denmark
This affiliate study abroad program has strong discipline-specific coursework in biomedical sciences that is a good match for RIT students.

Study Abroad Scholarships for Health Sciences Students:

  • RIT Education Abroad Travel Grant - Awarded to students going on RIT Global Campus, exchange or faculty-led programs.  You will be able to “opt-in” for this scholarship consideration as part of your application.
  • Honors students are eligible for a $500 travel grant to study abroad. 
  • Other featured study abroad scholarships - keep in mind that scholarship deadlines are often early, so it’s best to investigate these now. We also have a scholarship advisor in our office who can provide feedback on your scholarship essays to make sure they are competitive.

CHST Global Ambassadors 

Study Abroad Global Ambassadors are returned CHST  study abroad students who can answer any questions you may have from a student perspective – feel free to reach out to them via email or social media.

Jesse Phelps Physician Assistant Summer Psychology in Croatia (RIT Global Campus) Study Abroad blog post:
Where I Left My Footprints in Europe
Imani Stone Biomedical Sciences CIEE Open Campus Blocks - London & Paris (CIEE)
Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Fellowship Study Abroad blog posts:
How Changing Scenery Can Change Your Life
An Unexpected Homestay

Additional International Opportunities

These highlighted international programs and fellowships include options for undergraduate students or after graduation opportunities. 

  • Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Program - funding for10-12 week summer internship for U.S. students to work on research projects in Canada in the areas of science, engineering, math, and social sciences.
  • DAAD Rise - funding for 3-month STEM summer research internship program in Germany
  • Amgen Scholars Program - funding for summer research experience in Japan, China or Singapore for engineering or science majors.
  • Global Health Corps - provides funding to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. Placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
  • Fulbright Fellowship (U.S. Student Program) - funding for upcoming or recent graduates to go to grad school or complete and independent research project abroad.

Contact Jenny Sullivan (, Director of Education Abroad, for more information on these opportunities and to assist you in the application process.

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