Studying abroad is a valuable experience. Our packed curriculum, however, requires careful planning and consultation prior to undertaking any international program. In addition to the study abroad programs available through the College of Arts and Sciences, there are BME-specific exchange programs as detailed below. Students can obtain application forms and more details from the BME office or Engineering Student Services.
Tsinghua University Exchange
Each semester up to two students from the School of Engineering can participate in this exchange program with one of the top technical schools in China. Students who do not speak Chinese fluently can select from a menu of engineering school courses given in English. Those who speak Chinese fluently can select from a wider array of courses. With prior approval most of the technical courses will earn transfer credit toward fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements.
Technical University of Eindhoven Exchange
Up to four undergraduate or graduate students per academic year may undertake semester-long or summer courses or research/design projects in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at one of the premier BME programs in the Netherlands. Some courses are taught in English and nearly everyone speaks English fluently. With prior approval, the technical courses will earn transfer credit toward fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements.
Hong Kong Polytechnic U. Exchanges
Selected undergraduates have a unique opportunity each summer to experience applications of BME with students and faculty at HKPU. During this two-week Community Service Learning Project (CSLP) students first visit HKPU for orientation and then travel to a clinic/hospital in China to experience first-hand some rehabilitative applications of the material learned in the Quantitative Physiology courses. Some senior design projects for the ensuing fall semester have arisen from this experience. Applications for this summer program are accepted beginning early each spring semester.
2013 CSLP Information/Application Packet
All BME students can apply to participate in a new, month-long Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) program at HKPU. This program ends immediately preceding the above CSLP. By completing the CLC program, for which the usual $1600 tuition is waived, students can earn 3 humanities and 3 social science transfer credits to apply toward their degree requirements. 2012 CLC Information/Application Packet
In addition to these summer exchanges, there is a possibility for a semester-long coursework exchange at HKPU. Interested students should contact the BME office or Engineering Student Services for further details.
Whitaker Foundation International Programs
The Foundation sponsors the following three international programs for BME students: 1) Those with a BS-BME degree can apply for a year (extendable to two) program to study or conduct research at an international institution of their choice. 2) Current undergraduates can apply for an 8-week summer internship, study or research opportunity. 3) Current undergraduates can also apply to study abroad for a semester or entire academic year. All three programs provide generous financial support and are administered by the Institute for International Education, which also administers the Fulbright Fellows Program. More details can be found on the Whitaker Foundation Web page.