Expanding Horizons is an alumni-funded program that allows Cornell veterinary students to travel to developing nations and participate in summer projects. Students design their own experiences (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!
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 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!
See the markers on the map below for locations of past projects our students have done through Expanding Horizons and click here for descriptions by location.