Health Sciences

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Health Sciences

IFSA breaks down the profound health sciences field into 20 unique fields of study. Whether you study nursing, premed, exercise science, health administration, speech pathology, or anything in between, IFSA routinely mobilizes health sciences majors through a huge network of niche programs and elite universities around the world. Some advanced health professions abroad are structured as undergraduate majors, opening the possibility of classes unique to the U.S. system, while many IFSA students pursue laboratory, internship, research, and field work abroad. Search IFSA’s CHART database to see classes other health sciences students have recently taken abroad or use the tool to engage IFSA staff in identifying classes abroad which may match specific degree requirements at your home institution.

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IFSA Student Stories

“The IFSA advisors were extremely communicative and made an effort to learn about my interests and career goals. I couldn’t be happier with my internship placement in Prague!”

Lisa Vetyuhova

Student, Remote Internships

“I think about my time abroad ALL THE TIME, and believe it or not, it comes up in almost all of my conversations. It truly was the best experience of my life!”

Sierra Buscher

Student, Italy

“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”

Erin Harris

Student, Mexico

“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”

Anne Ridenhour

Student, Scotland

“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”

Wilnaphekie Taloute

Student, Cuba

“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”

Cole Wilsey

Student, Ireland

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