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International Experiences for Students

Going Abroad

The KSU CVM International Programs office encourages students to gain valuable experience by pursuing international opportunities. See below for details about CVM-affiliated programs.

Make an appointment with the CVM International Programs Office to discover what international experiences will best benefit your education.

International Travel Awards

Each year, the International Programs office at the College of Veterinary Medicine offers scholarships to K-State students to facilitate international experiences which make a positive contribution to animal health and/or public health.

Exchange Programs

Below is the list of universities which offer student exchange experiences for KSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, masters, and PhD students. Exchange programs offer beneficial educational experiences for students, while also keeping costs down. Students also have the opportunity to make deeper connections by having the opportunity to visit and host international colleagues. Click the links below for more information about each program. 

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER) - Puducherry, India

Sokoine University of Agriculture - Morogoro, Tanzania

University of Ghent - Belgium

University of Padova - Italy

Other Opportunities

Rx One Health - Tanzania & Rwanda

Faculty-led Study Tours

Various faculty guide groups of students on experiences abroad to locations all around the world to learn about veterinary medicine in those areas. Contact Dr. Walter Renberg for more information about upcoming tours.


Activities at K-State

Connect internationally from your home university. 

Elective on International Veterinary Medicine

Starting in Fall 2017, the CVM faculty will begin offering an elective course on International Veterinary Medicine. The elective will aim to describe the global nature of infectious disease threats; international frameworks for mitigating animal and human health threats; and multidisciplinary some global multidisciplinary initiatives including One Health and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students will also learn how to apply key skills such as risk assessment, risk communication, and proposal writing.

Visiting Students and Experts

Throughout the year, the College of Veterinary Medicine hosts many international students and experts. KSU students have the opportunity to network and learn from these visitors to become increasingly connected and knowledgeable about the many aspects of international veterinary medicine. Check out our Seminars page to see some of these talks. 

International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) - KSU Chapter

At KSU, DVM students interested in international veterinary medicine have the opportunity to join the KSU IVSA Chapter. This organization offers additional opportunities for exposure to international speakers, travel, and leadership.