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Deciding to Study Abroad

study abroad

Plan Early

If you are a pre-health student thinking about studying abroad, it is best to start planning early. We recommend you do the following spring semester of your freshman year or fall semester of your sophomore year. 

  1. Contact the B.C. International Programs Office (Hovey House):
  2. Make sure you are aware of the requirements for your potential major.
  3. Make sure that you are aware of the requirements of your school (e.g., A&S, CSOM) in order to be approved for study abroad.

Contact the Pre-Health Office

Fall semester of your sophomore year and read the Sophomore Advising Packet (available in the Premedical Office, Higgins Room 648).

After you have completed the three recommendations listed above, you should also make an appointment to meet with a staff member in the Pre-Health Programs Office to discuss your study abroad plans (617-552-4663). Most students interested in studying abroad meet with the Pre-Health Office in the fall of their sophomore year, as by that time they know if their grades are in the "competitive range" for admission to health professions graduate school, and this allows for more effective planning.