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Spanish & Medicine study abroad program

Next week is the application deadline for the Spanish & Medicine study abroad program (early July to mid August in Viña del Mar, Chile).

The 6 week session is specifically for the pre-health student who:

  • is a beginner or intermediate Spanish speaker
  • will have completed at least one year of studies on a premed/prehealth track
  • is mature enough to spend six weeks in a foreign country
  • can work well with people of other cultures (program includes medical shadowing)

Get Info Kit:  Spanish & Medicine (Viña del Mar, Chile – Summer 2016)

Gracias y saludos,

Cecilia Quezada
Director – Specialty Spanish Programs

p.s.  Unfortunately, because of shadowing limitations the program has a strict cap of 25 students.
Application details and more information.

NUI Galway exchange program on April 26th

NOTE:  This program is an excellent opportunity to take courses that will count towards depth elective credit.

There is an information session on the new BME Galway Exchange Program on Tuesday, April 26 from 11-12.  This is an exchange program for Spring 2017, it is not the BME Galway Summer Study Abroad Program, where Georgia Tech BME faculty teach the courses.  The Galway Exchange Program courses will be taught by faculty from NIU Galway.

Here is the link to the program:

Here is a link to NIU Galway:

BME Galway Info Session Flyer

New club: Healthcare DESIGN and innovation

Are you interested in Healthcare Design? A few students from Architecture and Industrial Design are forming a new club that is focused on healthcare design and innovation. It could be/do anything from design challenges and competitions, Inventure Prize, job fairs, professional networking, a start up, lecture series, etc.!

We need some leaders and officers to get this thing off the ground (think President, VP, treasurer, secretary, etc.) Please contact me if you have any questions!

Click for the flyer:  HDSA – Info Session



GT Library Classes on Patent Searches

The Georgia Tech Library is offering two free classes on patent searches.  If you are considering a career in patent law (patent agent, patent examiner, patent attorney, etc.), understanding the basics of patent searches could be useful in your decision making process.


Sat – Apr 9 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Patents Search Class I – For Inventors 

Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have an invention idea that you want to file a patent on? Have you tried patent searches on your own? Do you need to learn how to conduct an effective preliminary patent search before filing? This class is designed to help inventors understand the patent search processes, and get hands-on exercises through different patent databases, such as PatFT (US granted patents database), AppFT (US published patent applications database), and Espacenet (EPO’s patent database), together with using the patent classification systems, such as CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification). Handouts will be provided.

For more information, please email:

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Mon – Apr 18 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Patents Search Class II – For Researchers 

Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Do you have a research topic that involves patent information? Are you wondering what kind of search tools are available for conducting patent searches and downloading relevant data for analysis? This class is designed for researchers, focusing on different patent databases and their features, including USPTO’s PubWEST and PubEAST, Thomson Reuters’ Derwint Innovations Index (GT only), and WIPO’s PatentScope. Additional search tools will be discussed while time permits.

For more information, please email:

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Georgia Tech Pre-Teaching students, along with interested Ivan Allen majors, have the opportunity to participate in 6-12 month global internships in Arequipa, Peru.  Interns will be hosted by El Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (El Cultural), a binational cultural center focused on bridging the relationship between Peru and the United States.  El Cultural has strong ties to the United States Embassy in Peru, hosting an Education USA office on site.  Interns will work as Conversation Leaders or Instructors teaching the English language, as well as American cultural norms, to Peruvian high school, college, and adult students.  All interns are registered with Georgia Tech’s Global Internship Program.

Interested students should contact Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching Advisor, regarding their desire to apply and include a resume and a letter of interest (cover letter) explaining why they want to intern and why they believe they are qualified.

Students interested in Summer – Fall 2016 internships should email no later than April 15.  Students interested in Spring – Summer 2017 internships should email after April 15 but no later than September 15.

Additional information

Susan P. Belmonte, M.Ed.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Pre-Teaching and Pre-Law Advisor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2)
Bill Moore Student Success Center 1st Floor Lobby
219 Uncle Heinie Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0105
(404)385-3494 (office) (Google+/Skype)

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