University of Michigan-Flint Premedical Studies
Again, while no particular course of study is required, medical schools do strongly encourage study abroad experiences. In our ever-interconnected world, medical schools and hospitals increasingly place emphasis on cultural awareness and global mindsets.
Since doctors serve in multicultural communities, it is vital to have not only foreign language competency but also foreign cultural competency. Our Study Abroad opportunities leverage UM-Flint’s foreign language and anthropology excellence into an experience that will fundamentally change the way you see the world. By living and studying in a foreign culture, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will better prepare you for your academic and professional careers.
UM-Flint’s International and Global Studies Program is a great way to get involved with a study abroad program. Recent trips have included nursing in the Dominican Republic, the study of globalization and technologies of Southeast Asia in Bangladesh, international service learning in Cambodia, exploration of the emerging economy of India, and an expedition of London theatre in England.
Or, you might consider an independent study abroad at an accredited university in a foreign country—and, with approval from your department and college, your coursework is even transferable. Financial aid may be available if you plan ahead; please speak with a financial aid officer before the year of your trip to coordinate available funds.