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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.

CBSelfie with Jocelyn Ricard

Multiple study abroad trips helped ground senior Jocelyn Ricard’s coursework and professional pursuits. 

Jocelyn Ricard

Year: Senior

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Major: Neuroscience

ART+SCIENCE Field Opportunities in the Southwest, Puerto Rico & Panama

The ART+BIO Collaborative is an educational nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA that offers various immersive, educational travel programs. It integrates art and the life sciences via public engagement, education, and research. ART+BIO Collaborative value diversity and inclusion in the arts and sciences, and design novel Field Studies opportunities for artists, scientists, students, educators, professionals and for anyone interested in integrating nature, art, and biology in the wild. 

Pre-doctoral Summer School in Quantitative Biology at IFOM, Milan

July 8-19, 2019

In recent years, the concepts and tools of mathematics, physics, statistics and engineering have had a fundamental impact in biological research. Bioinformatics and in general the analysis of genomics data are largely based on statistics. Physical forces have finally been recognized as critical for shaping the behavior of cells. The ability of cells to read the environment and react accordingly via the expression of different classes of genes has been rationalized with the use of elegant mathematical models.

CBS Study Abroad Scholarship - Apply by April 10

Are you a CBS student going abroad for May/Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Academic Year 2019-20? Consider applying for the CBS Study Abroad Scholarship to help fund your experience.

Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

Summer Internships in Panama

Earn credits toward your degree and gain career experience in an internship while exploring the Bocas del Toro province of Panama.


  • Credit-bearing internship
  • Spanish course (1001-1004; optional)
  • Internships are available in a variety of fields including healthcare, conservation, teaching, marketing, business, and more
  • Eight-week program

Info Session: Learn more about the program and internship options, including Floating Doctors, on February 13 from 4:45-5:45p.m. at the PHSRC.

Apply to the Global Undergraduate Leadership Program

The Global Undergraduate Leadership Program (GULP) is currently seeking students to apply for the 2019 program cohort. GULP is a co-curricular leadership development program which focuses on creating cross-cultural connections to explore leadership on an intercultural and global level.

Neuroscience Learning Abroad Information Session

Are you a neuroscience major who is interested in studying abroad? Join us to learn about learning abroad program options, the planning process, course evaluations, and more! Pizza will be provided.


  • Date: Wednesday, February 6
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Location: MCB 2-120

Presenters include:

Design for Sustainable Development - Travel to India in May!

This multidisciplinary course takes place in Bangalore, India’s fast-growing mega-city and entrepreneurship hub, where rural meets urban, where poverty meets wealth, where environmental and quality of life issues are distinctly intertwined. While enjoying a deep dive into India’s delicious food and diverse culture, you will work in teams with local partners to research and design sustainable solutions to real social and environmental challenges.

Study Abroad Spotlight: Beyond the Nobel Prize: Examining the Evolution of Swedish Innovation

During this spring semester course, students will examine how Sweden became a global innovator. Spend spring break in Stockholm, home of the Nobel Peace Prize and European hub of design, academics, culture, and scientific advances. Earn credit for BIOL 3905 on this Spring break program led by Dr. Nikki Letawsky Shultz.

Expected excursions in Sweden include sites like: The Nobel Museum, National Museum of Science and Technology, subway art, Swedish Museum of Natural History and Cosmonova, Drottingholm Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Vasa Museum.

CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns

CBS Student Services will be hosting their CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns on October 1 - 5, 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: