International Education Opportunities

A World-Ready Education

Health care is a global game. To ensure our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to compete in an international profession, the College provides educational programming throughout the PharmD program. From courses in other countries to our global classroom at the BioPharm Complex, the College embraces international learning.

International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

These six-week rotations for fourth-year pharmacy students allow for in-depth exploration of another country and its culture. Experiences vary from clinical rotations to research experiences depending on the APPE site. Current APPE opportunities include China, Ecuador, England, Poland, Scotland and Thailand.

Short-term Medical Outreach

College of Pharmacy students participate in 7-10-day interprofessional clinics in Ecuador through Shoulder to Shoulder Global. Students have the opportunity to interact with indigenous groups and have exposure to Ecuadorian culture. This opportunity is available to all pharmacy students and some pre-pharmacy students with excellent Spanish skills.  Students also take an elective course, Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health, to prepare them for the experience. More information about this program is available at the Shoulder to Shoulder Global website.

Global Opportunities Abound


International visitors hosted over 652 days


Advanced Pharmacy Practice International sites


Student poster presentations presentations resulting from international research

Global Classroom

Sometimes study abroad seems out of reach or the timing is wrong, the UK College of Pharmacy brings the world to its students.  Through our Global Classroom elective, students can learn with pharmacy students from Peking University in Beijing, China.  Students explore pharmacy and healthcare in China and the US through asynchronous and live lectures and discussions.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Faculty lead occasional study abroad opportunities that are open to pharmacy and sometimes pre-pharmacy students.

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International Visitors

The College regularly invites pharmacy students and faculty from Kitasato University in Tokyo, Japan to visit UK during the summer.

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Our Partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations

to offer our students high quality education abroad opportunities.