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Learning abroad

Whether it’s learning about forest ecology in Costa Rica, marine biology in Australia or Denmark, health care in a developing country, or language and culture around the world, learning abroad provides a diverse array of opportunities for CBS students. Here you'll find a collection of news, features and opportunities regarding learning abroad for CBS students.

Pre-Health Student Resource Center Global Seminars

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center offers two global seminars over winter break, one to India, one to Thailand. While they each have their own unique experiences, both seminars focus on global health within the context of their respective countries and are led by health professionals. New this year, students that take part in these seminars will all have the opportunity to continue learning back in Minnesota with a 7-week, in-person course during the 2019 spring semester in a joint setting with students from both seminars.

You CAN Afford to Study Abroad Information Sessions

At this popular info session, students will get information and tools to help them choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid - all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality.

The information session will be held on Friday, March 30, 12–1 p.m. in Blegen Hall Room 235.

CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns

CBS Student Services will be hosting their spring CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns on February 26 - March 1, 2018 from 12-1pm in 3-104 MCB.

During these lunch time information sessions, you will hear from past CBS students who have studied abroad, learn about the programs from the staff who work with them, and find out why they work so well for CBS majors. Information on scholarships will be covered too! Below are the sessions for this semester:

Spots Open in Coral Reef Ecology Course 2017-18

There are 3 spots left on the Winter-Break course, "Coral Reef Ecology" in the field. Specifically, they travel to Roatan, in the Honduran Bay Islands, and spend 9 days diving, becoming Reef-Check certified "Eco Divers," conducting a bit of research, and learning about various underwater habitats. It's an amazing course!

Dates this year are 12/30/17 - 1/8/18

They stay at Anthony's Key, which is fabulous, and have unlimited shore diving, plus two or more boat dives each day, weather permitting.

Spots Open in Coral Reef Ecology Course

There are two to three spots left on the Winter-Break course, "Coral Reef Ecology" in the field. Specifically, the group travels to Roatan, in the Honduran Bay Islands, and spend 9 days diving, becoming Reef-Check certified "Eco Divers," conducting a bit of research, and learning about various underwater habitats. It's an amazing course!

Dates this year are 12/30/17 - 1/8/18

The group stays at Anthony's Key, which is fabulous, and have unlimited shore diving, plus 2 or more boat dives each day, weather permitting.

Katherine Sullivan Scholarship Open

The Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship supports a full year of study abroad for students who will have completed at least 120 credits of academic work by the end of the spring semester 2017 and will have finished all graduation requirements by the end of the proposed study abroad experience.  Students who are in their third year of undergraduate education are especially encouraged to apply.

Fall 2016 Learning Abroad Fair

You are invited to the attend the 2016 Fall Learning Abroad Fair. This is an opportunity to learn about programs all over the world that are available to students. For more information on the fair, check out the UMN Learning Abroad website

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, September 21
  • Time: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Location: West Bank Plaza

March 15 deadline for Intro to Tropical Marine Biology & Shark Ecology

CFANS 3502: Introduction to Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology

Woman swimming with jelly fish

Apply by March 15 for this unique opportunity to explore the ecology of local sharks and the natural history of the Caribbean while discovering aspects of local culture and development. The course runs August 3-11, 2016 and costs approximately $3700. 

Reflections From Abroad Week

Join us for Reflections from Abroad Week February 15-19, 2016! This weeklong series of events celebrates CBS students who studied abroad and encourages other CBS students do the same. Throughout the week, you can hear students share their experience and learn about the programs available to CBS students. The week of events include: 

Reflections from Abroad Photo Contest
You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns