International Exchange Programs

As a Brown medical student there are several international exchange programs that you may become involved with, some with funding and others that you have to fund yourself.

An exchange program involves medical students from our exchange school coming to take clinical electives at the Alpert Medical School with "tuition waived." In exchange, Brown medical students may elect to have tuition waived for projects, courses or research at the exchange institution.

Alpert Medical School supports international exchange programs in the following locations:


Please make sure to register your trip with TravelSafeInternational SOS and familiarize yourself with the Travel Warning Policy and potential Travel Warnings.

The AAMC has suggested guidelines for premedical and medical students providing patient care during an international medical service abroad.

 Any student who is planning to travel abroad, including students engaging in personal activities abroad which do not involve Brown sponsored academic study or research should read The Sojourn Abroad Guide.

Students receiving funds from Brown University to help defray costs associated with travel abroad are required to complete an electronic Personal Travel Record/Emergency Contact Form, and an electronic Release and Waiver for Brown-Funded Travel. Access these forms.

For programs in Cambodia, China, India, Kenya and the Philippines please read about Your Risk of Tuberculosis Infection.

There are also programs that medical students may participate in additional programs located in the following countries which are not "exchange" programs:


Possible Funding For International Study

Visiting International Medical Student (VIMS) Office, Biomedical Center 222

Please contact Dean Julianne Ip for more information

  • The Luke Charitable Trust Foundation

  • The Sheldon and Hong Chang Pang


  • The Luke Charitable Trust Foundation