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A&M Germany Biosciences Semester
Bonn, Germany; Vienna, Austria
Program Terms: Spring
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/10/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
2.75
 Pre-requisites:
Yes
 Language courses available:
No
 Language requirement:
No
 Language of instruction:
English
 Program Leader:
Jeremy Wasser
 Program Advisor:
Katharina Ojala Housing: Homestay
 Open to non-majors:
No
Program Description:

Germany Bioscience Semester

Faculty Leader(s)
Dr. Jeremy Wasser
jwasser@cvm.tamu.edu

Dr. Judith Ball
jball@cvm.tamu.edu

Dr. Kenith Meissner
kmeissner@tamu.edu

Dr. Virginia Fajt
vfayt@cvm.tamu.edu

Dr. Michelle Pine
mpinecvm.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor
Katharina Ojala
katharina.ojala@tamu.edu

979.845.0544

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January 13 - May 7, 2014
Bonn, Germany
About

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. 
Credit

All Students
  • VTPP/BMEN 401: 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)
Eligibility
  • 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
Highlights

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.

 
Cost

Estimated Program Fee  (subject to change) -- billed to University Account $15,800
Lodging, Some Meals, In Country Transportation, Excursions, & other Program Related Expenses $13,900  
International Health Insurance $150  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses (tips, wire transfers, other) $250  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $1,200  
Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $6,900+
Tuition & Fees (in state resident for 12 or more credit hours) $4,500  
International Airfare $1,200  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $135  
Some Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $800  
Textbooks & Supplies $250  
Personal Spending Varies  
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $22,700+