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Biomedical Modeling for Global Health in Scandinavia

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Multiple Countries
Course # SA 10517
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2020 05/16/20 to 05/31/20

Program Leader

Name Elsje Pienaar

Program Description


This program will introduce you to a variety of cultures, traditions, and biomedical engineering efforts that are actively occurring in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.  The specific theme of this program is Biomedical Modeling and Global Health, a major focus for researchers throughout Scandinavia.

You will observe cultural and societal similarities and differences between Scandinavian countries and the USA, by interacting with students at host universities, as well as renowned researchers.  The program will develop a broad understanding of advanced modeling techniques in biomedical sciences and how they can be integrated and translated into patient benefits; as well as insight into how Scandinavian research facilitates this translation by engaging global health partners in the developing world. 

This program is open to all Engineering students who have reached at least the sophomore level to seniors! 

 Tentative itinerary: 

May 17- Depart USA

May 18- Arrive Copenhagen

May 19-20- Visit to Danish Technical University / sites in Copenhagen

May 21-Train to Linköping, Sweden

May 22-Class Activities in Linköping

May 23- Morning in Linköping, afternoon train to Stockholm 

May 24- Activities in Stockholm

May 25- Day trip to Uppsala, Sweden

May 26-KTH University and site visits in Stockholm 

May 27-Day in Stockholm, Overnight Ferry to Helsinki 

May 28-29- Activities in and around Helsinki

May 30- Day trip to Talinn, Finland

May 31- Students free to leave any time 




Academic Credit

Earn 3 Credits for BME 495. Talk to your academic advisor about how this can be used in your plan of study.  


Open to all Engineering students who have reached at least the sophomore level to seniors.  Students in related majors may also apply.  All acceptance decisions will be made by Program Leaders. 

Program Cost

Estimated cost is $4000 which includes:   All housing, all trains, ground transportation, and overnight ferry to Helsinki, breakfast daily, all excursions on the itinerary, 3 academic credits, and international health insurance.  

Additional costs are:  Airfare, lunches and dinners, passport, Visa (non-US citizens only), and personal spending money.  

**Purdue Moves Scholarships available.  You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible, so make sure you file, even if you don't normally file one.  Check your eligibility HERE

Application Deadline

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis unil the program is full.  20 spots available.  

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