Bristol Medical School is fast gaining a reputation as one of the leading medical schools to embrace opportunities for international exchange, research and travel.

This includes a wide range of options; enrolling in a foreign language class in your 2nd year, doing an intercalated BSc in International Health, External SSCs and the 5th year Elective are just some of the opportunities on offer. And if that isn’t enough, there’s numerous student-led groups focussing on International Health issues, proposing global health awareness, campaigns and socially responsible travel.

You don’t need to speak their language to be interested in international issues. Many of us will consider working abroad at some stage in our career, so getting involved now may widen your postgraduate employment opportunities and also your horizons.

Electives and SSCs

Find our info on Electives, SSCs and other medical trips to help people planning trips abroad below.

Contact – International Director

Galenicals has our very own International Director to help you get the most out of the opportunities we have on offer.

Please get in touch at [email protected] if you have any queries or need help regarding:

  • Second year language SSCs or language exchange.
  • International Health BSc
  • External SSCs (outside the Bristol area)
  • Electives
  • Galenicals Travel Award
  • Anything else international or travel related.

Furthermore, Bristol welcomes students from all over the world, making us a truly international medical school. Together, the International Director and PreClinical VP provide support to students coming to study from outside the UK and help you make Bristol your home for the next 5 years and beyond.

For students coming from outside the UK to study in Bristol, we appreciate that there are extra challenges and we are always here to help you settle in or to help you in any way possible. We are re-introducing an ‘International buddies’ scheme which will pair you with senior International students who can offer you their experiences and help you get the most out of your UK university experience!!!