Study Abroad

Ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences are addressed in different ways around the globe; reflective of different cultural traditions and social systems. Gaining an appreciation for this international diversity is critical to students of bioethics and can be an illuminating intellectual experience.

These 3-credit courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate students from Case Western Reserve University and no prerequisite courses are required.

Each course has a unique Bioethics and Medical Humanities focus, length of stay, and cost. Students are required to interview with the Bioethics Study Abroad Program Director as part of the application.

To set up a program interview email:


The beach in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica

BETH 315C/415C: Health and Health Care: A Comparative Perspective: Costa Rica and the United States

Winter Break 2024-2025 (tentative)

Granada, Spain
Granada, Spain

BETH 315F/415F: Bioethics: Comparison in Bioethics, Spanish and American Perspectives on Health, Wellness, Medicine, and Culture 

May Abroad 2024 (confirmed)

A bridge in Amsterdam with lights on it.
The Netherlands (Course J)

BETH 315J/415J: Dutch Perspectives: Drugs, Detention, and Decriminalization

May Abroad 2024 (confirmed)

A river with boats in Amsterdam
The Netherlands (Course G)

BETH 315G/415G: The Netherlands: Death, Dying, and Euthanasia

Spring Break 2024 (confirmed)

Yellowstone National Park
US National Parks

BETH 315Y/4315Y: Environmental Ethics, Human Health, and The US National Parks

May Abroad 2025 (tentative)

Eiffel Tower in the background overlooking Paris, France
Paris, France

BETH 315D/415D: Culture and Bioethics in France

Spring Break 2025 (tentative)

Amsterdam bike and cannel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BETH 315A/415A: Women's Health and Public Health Ethics in The Netherlands

May Abroad 2025 (tentative)

Various Flags
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