Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Adrian Sherman


Summer Medical Exchange and Discovery (MED) is an inbound study abroad program proposed for medical students from Asian universities by the Stanford Programs (SP) division of the international exchange non-profit VIA. The proposal provides a strong argument for the development of a summer medical program based on VIA’s strategic plan and initial evidence of student interest in the program. The design includes clear goals and a curriculum outline grounded in both experiential and transformative education learning theories. Descriptions of an appropriate marketing and recruitment plan show how SP plans to reach potential participants at their home universities follow. Health and safety plans, along with risk and crisis management, demonstrate VIA’s attention to the wellbeing of its participants. A thorough and achievable evaluation plan will track the development of participants during and after the program. A budget for fiscal year 2012 shows the financial viability of the program and the conclusion includes suggestions for growth through fiscal year 2015.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | International and Comparative Education | Medicine and Health | Medicine and Health Sciences