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Study Abroad

Summer in Spain

Pamplona Bioethics Summer Study Abroad Program

Exceptional study abroad opportunity for future engineers, scientists, and health care professionals exploring bioethics: Five-week program at Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute offers two courses: 1) International Perspectives in Bioethics (3 hrs.), taught by international leaders in bioethics, includes tours of biomedical facilities. 2) Spanish Culture/International Studies (3 hrs.), immersive language and cultural lectures, numerous tours and day trips to local and regional sites. Students enroll for three credits in International Special Research Topics in Bioengineering (BIOE4610) and three credits in International Internship in Bioengineering (BIOE2100).

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Dr. John D. DesJardins Hambright Distinguished Professor in Engineering Leadership
Associate Professor


Summer Bioengineering Research in Japan

The Summer Undergraduate Bioengineering Research in Japan program will provide research experience for Clemson students in world-class bioengineering research laboratories at the University of Tokyo or Kansai University in Osaka under a formal agreement of academic exchange between the two institutions. Students will conduct mentored research in laboratories that best match their interests and prior experience to maximize productivity and impact on the students' career goals. Through mentoring by the faculty leader, Dr. Jiro Nagatomi, and the personnel of the host laboratory, participating students will learn to work with a team, understand how technological advances are made through research conducted by interdisciplinary teams of scientists, develop laboratory skills including recording data recording and keeping a lab notebook, build hypotheses and frame research questions, and communicate results in oral and written formats. Each student will be paired with a Japanese graduate research mentor/tutor, who will work side-by-side with the student in the laboratory and introduce the student to life outside the university.

Mentored Bioengineering Research
6 credits: BIOE 4600
Dates: University of Tokyo or Kansai University, Osaka
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Dr. Jiro Nagatomi

France and Germany

BME Pre-health Professional Development - Germany and France

The goal of this program is to gain global professional development as it relates to the field of biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This program is designed to provide bioengineering students the following:

  • Knowledge - Expanding classroom knowledge introduced at Clemson University through international experiences.
  • Awareness - Gaining awareness of medical facilities and research institutions in Germany and France.
  • Values - Developing values for appreciation of diversity and sustainability.
  • Appreciation & acceptance - Obtaining a global education that leads to appreciation of alternative lifestyles.
  • Skills - Learning the ability to become a world citizen, gaining leadership experience, and preparing students for the global workforce.
  • To be better prepared for a career in the field of biomedicine and health professions.
  • Possibly pursuing post-graduate employment outside of the USA.

The program will also offer excursions, site visits, and tours to enhance students' academic and cultural learning!

Program participants will enroll in the following courses:
BIOE 4610 (3 credits)
BIOE 4600 (3 credits)
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Dr. Heather Dunn
Assistant Professor