Expanding Horizons is an alumni-funded program that allows Cornell veterinary students to travel to developing nations to do projects over the summer. Students design their own project (such as a research project or internship) at a hosting organization of their choice, and apply for an Expanding Horizons Grant to have their experience fully-funded! In the past, student projects have ranged from evaluating nutrition in macaws in Costa Rica, cheetah conservation efforts in Namibia, and tick-borne disease in goats in Uganda, just to name a few! There is also a related program that can provide funding for students interested in a summer experience in a developed nation.
Usually, students participate in Expanding Horizons for 8-10 weeks, during the summer after their first or second year of vet school. However, students who would like to participate in an international project during their clinical rotations (summer after third year) may apply for funding for a 4-week long international project.
Expanding Horizons is designed to train Cornell vet students to be international leaders in conservation, public health and clinical medicine. So… what are you waiting for? Information about the application process and deadlines can be found at the official website!
Click the markers on the map below to read about the different projects our students have done through Expanding Horizons.