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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.

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:

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.