Study Abroad

In addition to the study-abroad programs available through the College of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis offers biomedical engineering students specific exchange programs during the semester or summer.

Studying abroad is a valuable experience, but our packed curriculum requires careful planning and consultation before beginning any program. Select undergraduates have a unique opportunity each summer to experience applications of biomedical engineering with students and faculty at Hong Kong Polytechnic U.

In addition to the summer exchange, 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.

Community Service Learning Project: May 20 to 31, 2019

During this two-week program, students first visit HKPU for orientation and then travel to a clinic or hospital in China to experience rehabilitative applications of the material learned in biomechanics or quantitative physiology courses first-hand.

Senior design projects have arisen from this experience. Applications for this summer program are accepted early each spring semester. Upon completion of this program, two credits will be awarded in the fall semester.

Eligibility and Requirements

In order to be eligible to take part in the program, students must have sophomore or junior standing and be majoring in biomedical engineering. Other requirements include:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Adequate health insurance for international travel
  • A valid U.S. or international passport

Information Session

If you have thought about going but don't know much about the program, come to a brief information session:

  • Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 4 pm, Whitaker library

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 28, 2019. Completed applications should be sent to

For further information, contact the Frank Yin at or check out a list of frequently asked questions about the program.