STUDY ABROAD WITH PHI DELTA EPSILON
"Be part of what US News and World Report ranked in 2010 as one of the best Colleges for Study Abroad and what BestCollegeReviews.org ranks as the # 1 study abroad program in 2015"
Since 2012 Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity has arranged study abroad summer sessions at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville. This experience takes place in May-June with optional travel, classes met Monday through Thursday with excursion opportunities on weekends. Excursions have included London, York, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Paris.
Dr. Michael Cullen teaches a three semester hour upper level course in Neurobiology. Dr. Cullen, Professor at the University of Evansville, and former professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, ensured this class matched a graduation requirement and helped students familiarize themselves with MCAT relevant material and medical school preparation.
"Dr. Cullen is an amazing professor--incredibly understanding of our travel schedules, and he always facilitates in-class (and after class) discussion about the subject matter, and even travel tips. The workload for this course is reasonable while still managing to be challenging." -Alexa Collazo, Florida International University (FL Alpha)
Kelly Ring, CA Mu, states: "I thought the exams were extremely representative to the course material and they were very fair. There were never any surprises and everything on the test was thoroughly covered. The fact sheets were a great study tool and it was useful to my learning. ..it was such an amazing summer experience!"
Students at Harlaxton College live and learn on the grounds of a 19th century English manor house in the East Midlands, the heart of historic England. They visit London which is only one hour away by any one of the 18 trains daily that serve the great capital city.
Surbhi Jain , IL Beta, says, "Harlaxton College is unreal. It is this beautiful manor located in the heart of the countryside. The inside of the manor is straight out of a movie, complete with hidden staircases and doors. The grounds and gardens are equally as beautiful! Coming to Harlaxton is ideal for anyone wanting to travel Europe. Being located in the countryside in a small town allows us to see the real England, not just the big cities of London. The manor is beautiful and full of amazing history. Also, there is a train station and airport close by so traveling is very easy."
"It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and experience a different culture. I can't begin to explain all the unforgettable memories I have from the adventures I went on and sights I saw with those on the trip. If I could do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. I am so glad I took the opportunity to see so much of England and to travel afterwards and to see friends in Germany, Norway and Sweden. This study abroad experience with PhiDE was truly life changing and unforgettable." -Kelsey Gillis, Azusa Pacific University (CA Mu)
"The Harlaxton College study abroad experience with Phi Delta Epsilon was the best time of my life, as I surrounded myself with like-minded individuals while taking a class taught by a leader in his respective field." -Will Lester, University of Kentucky (KY Gamma)
"The medical tour of London was about 18th century medical practices and surgical techniques. Listening to the tour guide talk about the tools the surgeons worked with, and moreover everything they did not have to work with, was shocking and yet so interesting. Physicians back then had to know how to do really anything with the little they had. Without anesthesia, they not only had to be quite skilled, but also swift in their technique. I really enjoyed the gory stories he told about the surgical practices. Though they were dark and gruesome, it amazes me how they learned the techniques that are mostly still used today.' -Jordan Tice, University of Nevada, Reno (NV Alpha)
Saif Alzwaideh, CA Mu, explains, "If I had another chance to go to Harlaxton College to study abroad, I would do it in a heartbeat. It had been the best things I have done in college and the best experience I have had in my undergraduate life. I urge everyone to go; it is worth every penny especially because after undergrad and into medical school, you will not have an opportunity to do something like this for a long time. I would recommend this study abroad experience to anyone, but especially science majors because, as a premedical student, it's difficult to study abroad and this class meets requirements and allows you to have an amazing summer, meet people outside of your school bubble and know the world for its wonders and see how other people of different cultures interact."
"This was a once in a lifetime experience. Everything from the food to the trains changes you. I feel more confident and worldly. Honestly, this has been my second best decision of my life (the first being to pursue the medical career)." -Kayla Gray, Case Western Reserve University (OH Delta)
This program is offered every other year and is currently being approved for 2016.