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Office of Student and Academic Services

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

phone: 607-253-3700
fax: 607-253-3709
vet_sas@cornell.edu

International Opportunties

Expanding Horizons:
Expanding Horizons offers Cornell veterinary students a truly unique opportunity to experience veterinary medicine in a developing country.

The program provides grants to Cornell veterinary students who are interested in veterinary experience in developing nations. Students spend 6-10 weeks in a developing country engaged in either veterinary research or hands on veterinary experience (this ranges from wildlife rehabilitation to working with local farmers to develop artificial insemination techniques for their dairy herds) . Some countries that our students have traveled to through this program are Ghana, Uganda, Madagascar, Thailand, Vietnam, Honduras, South Africa, Kenya etc. It is the student's responsibility to identify contacts and projects in the country they want to work in. However the faculty and the Office of Student and Academic Services work with students to help them identify contacts.

Students who are interested in Veterinary Medicine in Developing Areas sometimes participate in a course called INTAG (International Agriculture) 402/602. The 602 component of this course which is offered through the College of Agriculture includes a 10 day field trip to India in early January. The trip is subsidized through funds from the College of Agriculture and Life sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Students can participate in the expanding horizons program anytime during their four years but given the curriculum demands and the academic calendar, most students participate in the program during the summer of the first or second year.