All Bioengineering students are encouraged to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or even a full year. The courses that students choose to enroll in can be used towards their BE degree requirements, if pre-approved. Therefore, students do not have to worry about falling behind in their studies.
Students pursuing a BSE, BAS, dual degree and/or fulfilling premed requirements are all encouraged to explore the Penn Abroad Programs. It helps to start planning early. Note: premeds cannot fulfill premed requirements abroad.
Commonly asked questions about studying abroad:
- When: Junior year is most common (one semester or a full year).
- Where: Anywhere you want. Places students have studied recently include Australia, England, France, Spain, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.
- How: You can take BE courses abroad to satisfy BE requirements after meeting with the BE study abroad advisor.
Study Abroad Advising
During Fall 2016, Dr. Gershon Buchsbaum will be advising all bioengineering undergraduates interested in studying abroad. Students must meet with him in order to approve courses to be sure that they satisfy degree requirements. For logistics and any other approval, you must go to Penn Abroad.