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A&M Germany Biosciences Semester
Berlin, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/10/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2016 05/06/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Dwight Academic Department: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Jeremy Wasser
Program Advisor:
Katharina Ojala Housing: Homestay
Open to non-majors:
Program Description:

Germany Bioscience Semester

Faculty Leader(s)
Dr. Jeremy Wasser

Dr. Judith Ball

Dr. Virginia Fajt

Study Abroad Advisor
Katharina Ojala




January 11 - May 6, 2016
Bonn, Germany

This semester-long study abroad program is designed for two specific student cohorts:

Stream 1: 
Biomedical Science majors (includes life-science majors: BIMS, BIOL, GENE, MICR, PSYC, etc.)

Stream 2: 
Bioengineering majors (includes BMEN & RHEL majors)

Along with providing students with international experiences programmatically linked to all of their courses, the program is designed so that participating students do not "fall behind" their on-campus peers in terms of progression towards advanced coursework and their baccalaureate degrees. 

All Students
  • VTPP 401/BMEN 400: History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe (4 hrs + ICD credit)
Stream 1: BIMS, BIOL, GENE, MICR, PSYC, etc.
  • VTPB 489: Special Topics in Cell Processes in Health & Disease (3 hrs)
  • VTPP 423:  Biomedical Physiology I (4 hrs)
  • VTPP 425/VTPP625: Pharmacology (3 hrs)
  • VTPP 485: Directed Studies (1-4 hrs)

Stream 2:  BMEN & RHEN
  • VTPP 435: Physiology for Bioengineers II (4 hrs)
  • BMEN 211: Special Topcs in Signals and Systems for Bioengineers (3 hrs)
  • BMEN 253: Design I (1 hr)
  • Good standing with TAMU and approval of the professor.
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher by the end of the 2013 summer session
  • Complete the pre-requisite courses for all of the courses offered in the respective stream in the semester program

The program includes a large number of day-long and overnight field trips to museums, research institutions, medical and veterinary medical schools, and other sites of historical and cultural importance throughout Germany and neighboring EU countries. Some examples include visits to the Sigmund Freud House and Museum in Vienna, the UniKlinik at Bonn University (where students will have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures), and the Museum of the History of Medicine in Berlin.

Proposed scheduled trips include: Cologne,  Hannover, Aachen, Remagen, Vienna, and Berlin. Students are free to travel throughout Europe on the weekends and during spring break.

Estimated Program Fee  (subject to change) -- billed to University Account $16,300
Lodging, Some Meals, In Country Transportation, Excursions, & other Program Related Expenses $14,260  
International Health Insurance $150  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses (tips, wire transfers, other) $290  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $1,300  
Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $7,295+
Tuition & Fees (in state resident for 12 or more credit hours) $4,800  
International Airfare $1,300  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Some Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $800  
Textbooks & Supplies $250  
Personal Spending Varies