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Pathobiology of Native Brazilian Wildlife: A One Health Approach

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Iguazu Falls City, Parana State, Brazil
Course # SA 80000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 07/12/24 to 07/29/24

Program Leader

Name Andrea Pires Dos Santos
Email santos1@purdue.edu
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This exchange program is designed to provide veterinary students as well as clinical and anatomic pathology residents with hands-on experience of wildlife medicine, using the socially and environmentally comprehensive One Health approach. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local specialists in veterinary medicine and wildlife conservation while experiencing the beauty of one of South America’s most unique areas, rich in biodiversity and social culture. Purdue students will be joined by 3-4 Brazilian students for a 2-week program focused on wildlife management, internal medicine, as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of Brazilian wildlife. Each day will include an activity exploring the social and biological features unique to the region and a teaching lecture to synthesize and complement the day’s experience. This program will also expose students to the challenges of environment conservation and the benefits of cross-cultural experiences.

Academic Credit

2 credits of VM 81003


This program is only open to current College of Veterinary Medicine DVM students.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Est. total cost-- $3000

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

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