International Experiences

The faculty and staff of FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine believes that study experiences abroad can be valuable to the professional growth of medical students and other healthcare professionals. FIU HWCOM has developed affiliations with academic, clinical and research partners all over the world.

In the interest of student and patient safety and keeping with the medical school's commitment to providing its students a quality educational experience, there are standards that have been established for FIU medical students who pursue international study. All actively enrolled HWCOM medical students planning experiences abroad (including for-credit and non-credit clinical, academic, and research experiences, as well as medical mission trips) must notify the Office of Student Affairs and comply with the approval process.

Countries Visited by Past HWCOM Medical Students

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Uganda

Contact us

For information about international programs for currently enrolled HWCOM medical students, please contact:

Brittany Cooke
Program Manager for Student Affairs
Tel: 305-348-6308

For information about foreign medical students, please email:

HWCOM International Affairs