universities have granted college credit
to global conservation in 2023
years leading the field of veterinary study abroad
“Our students get high quality and appropriate veterinary experiences that are incredibly valuable to their future career in the veterinary field and help animals in great need.”
Dr. Erica Ward, Academic Director and Head Veterinarian
“Our programs offer students the chance to build cultural competency and expand their perspective while supporting locally-owned conservation projects around the globe.”
Jane Stine, JD, MEd, Co-Founder
Student veterinary programs
Ethical animal and adventure programs
Exploring diverse and unique Costa Rica
Designed for pre-veterinary students, this 14-week, 20-credit semester focuses on small, hands-on classes taught by veterinarians (DVM) in shelters, sanctuaries, and clinics.
From vibrant culture to white beaches, Thailand has it all. Soak up all of Thailand’s beauty while gaining valuable, hands-on veterinary experience with both exotic and companion animals — from dogs and cats to elephants and tropical wildlife.
The semester includes 250+ veterinary hours and 20+ research hours that can be recorded on your VMCAS application to vet school.
This global semester abroad in Thailand, South Africa, and Costa Rica is perfect for anyone who wants to explore various aspects of veterinary medicine and loves working with different kinds of animals from dogs and cats to elephants, cheetahs, marine life, and rescued wildlife in Costa Rica.
The semester includes 200+ veterinary hours and 85+ animal experience hours including research that can be recorded on your VMCAS application to vet school.
3 months abroad immersing yourself in South Africa’s culture and working hands-on with animals in unique conservation and zoo settings.
Gain valuable experience learning the important work that conservationists and zoo vets do while enjoying free time visiting some of South Africa’s most popular sites, including going on safari!
The semester includes 200+ veterinary hours and 60+ animal experience hours including research experiences that can be recorded on your VMCAS application to vet school.
"Prior to the trip I had never even been on a plane!... One of the best attributes of Loop Abroad and the amazing people involved is their ability to make you feel right at home even when you are thousands of miles away."
Enajite Igho, High School Veterinary Service
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