Study Abroad

The mission of the Study Abroad Programs Office at Texas A&M University is to provide students in all fields, at all levels, a wide range of educational experiences abroad. Such experiences not only provide students with the appropriate academic/professional training and sensitivity to other cultures, but also help to create effective humanitarians needed for an interdependent world.

~ Mission statement from the Study Abroad Programs Office

Biomedical students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. Typically, students will participate in these programs once they are junior standing.


Information Sessions

Study Abroad Funding Informationals

International Internship and Service Abroad Opportunities

Ready to start traveling again? Are you interested in interning abroad this summer? How about working on an international service project? Then MSC L.T. Jordan has some amazing options for you!

The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute is an international awareness organization that works to provide Texas A&M students with new experiences around the world.

Our International Living Abroad Program (ILAP) is a series of 6-week summer internships that can take place in either Chile, Spain, Singapore, or England. These internships are open to all majors and interests, and are designed to match your career goals or interests. Our organization will focus on taking care of all travel preparations including flights, visas, and cultural excursions.
(There is a Spanish requirement for Spain and Chile)

The International Service Program is also a 6-week summer program that gives students an opportunity for graduate and high achieving undergraduate students to serve abroad by participating in community based service projects. These projects will take place in either Belize or Costa Rica while giving students a chance to engage and immerse themselves in the culture and country. During this time, students will work and plan to complete projects that are designed with the community.

Applications are open for both programs and can be found at https://ltjordan.tamu.edu/programs/apply/. They are due on October 29 at 5 p.m. either online or in the MSC L.T. Jordan Office at MSC 2293.

If you would like to hear more, please consider coming to our informationals on:
Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. in MSC 1402
Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in MSC 1402

For our webpage about ILAP please click here and for our webpage about ISP please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ji-ilap@msc.tamu.edu regarding ILAP and ji-isp@msc.tamu.edu regarding ISP questions.


L.T. Jordan Institute Research Abroad Fellows Program

Students must submit applications for this program. Links to the application can be found at: http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/apply/, under “Fellows Program.”

Contact: Marcell Harmati Dwight Look College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

For more information, please contact Larry Komrower at lkomrower@tamu.edu.


Faculty Led Programs

The BIMS Program typically offers faculty led programs to Costa Rica, Germany, South Africa, and Spain. The time frame varies for each program. Contact the BIMS office for more information.

For information on the 2021 Fall Berlin Field Trip please view information on the Liberal Arts information page HERE. https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/ints/berlin-fall-field-trip/

For information on the 2021 African Wildlife Medicine course please view the PowerPoint HERE for more information: https://bims.tamu.edu/2021-study-abroad-africa_website-presentation-from-dr-derr/

For information on the A&M Costa Rica Biomedical Sciences Fall 2021 please view the flier HERE for more information:  https://bims.tamu.edu/cribs-flier-early-application/


Reciprocal Education Exchange Programs

REEP Programs

  • Australia – University of Adelaide
  • France – Université de Caen
  • Germany – Universität Tübingen (academic year only)
  • Japan – Osaka Univeristy (academic year only)
  • Mexico – Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey or Universidad de las Américas Puebla
  • New Zealand – Victoria University of Wellington
  • South Korea – Soonchunhyang University
  • Singapore – National University of Singapore
  • Switzerland – Université de Lausanne (academic year only)
  • United Kingdom – Lancaster University

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz (France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, UK) or Bianca Cusimano (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore).

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Transfer Credit Programs

BIMS students will typically find their study abroad program from a program listed on the TAMU Study Abroad website. For other programs that are offered through the Study Abroad Programs office, please visit the following links.

  • List of Providers for Transfer Credit: Click here

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Research, Intern, Volunteer, and Conferences Abroad

All Texas A&M students who are participating in international activities are strongly recommended to register with Texas A&M’s Study Abroad Programs Office to provide Emergency Contact information, obtain Travel/Medical Insurance, and register with the U.S. State Department’s website prior to departure abroad.

Register here

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Scholarship Information

Please visit the BIMS Scholarship page for more information.

TEAN 20 for 20 scholarships (meet with advisor to see if travel can get BIMS credit).

From TEAN:

We’re turning 20 this year! To celebrate 20 years of students studying and interning abroad with us, we’ve teamed up with our partners to bring you the “20 for 20” scholarship program. We have 20 scholarships for both semester and summer study abroad programs across the Asia Pacific to encourage even more students to study abroad. One lucky applicant will also receive a full ride from TEAN to a program of their choice that includes tuition, program fees, housing and airfare to study abroad in 2016.

The scholarship awards range between $500 – $5,000. This process is extremely competitive considering the limited amount of awards available due to a higher minimum and maximum award. Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award.

Students are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the requirements for each, but must fill out a separate application for each scholarship.


The TAMU Education Abroad Office has opened applications for the 2021 African Wildlife Medicine Course.