In the Summer of 2009, ISU Vet Med students traveled to four different continents to experience Veterinary Medicine in another part of the world. In addition to independent studies in Mexico and Costa Rica, CVM faculty facilitated the third year of the Wildlife Immobilization and Conservation course in South Africa. These trips give students an amazing opportunity to not only experience veterinary medicine globally, but to differentiate themselves from their peers.
Generally, courses are comprised of a Spring pre-departure course (15 credit hours) and 2 weeks abroad in the Summer. Students receive 3 Summer elective credits for their study abroad and summer financial aid can be applied to courses to help students cover the costs.
2008 Group photo of a lion immobilization in South Africa.