International Opportunities

Are you a veterinary student interested in International travel? The following resource is intended to serve as a growing resource list of possible connections for international opportunities for CSU veterinary students. It was assembled by Ruth White, Veterinary Career Coordinator.


Here's a few of the highlights:

I.V.S.A. $500 Chapter Award

  • The IVSRC gives out an annual $500 award during Symposium
  • Each school fills out an application and submits a 500 word essay
  • Congratulations to the 2004 winners: Tuskegee University

Individual Exchanges

  • Students apply by filling out an application and submitting it to the IEO
  • The IEO contacts the IEO of the student's country of interest
  • Veterinary opportunities and housing will be arranged for the student
  • The student provides airfare and spending money
  • Applications need to be submitted 6 months prior to time of travel
  • Applications can be found at

Group Exchanges

  • Students can arrange group exchanges with another I.V.S.A. veterinary college
  • Contact the IEO for more information
  • Summer Congress and Winter Symposium
  • Congress and Symposium are held annually at different countries,IVSA members from all over the world gather to participate in: Cultural events, tours, lectures, talent shows, and camaraderie

Developmental Fund

  • The fund provides aid to veterinary schools in developing countries
  • Items like equipment, books, and computers are donated each year
  • The fund depends on student support and outside sources to help raise funds


  • The I.V.S.A publishes a journal, which is available on-line
  • The journal is written and published by students
  • Articles focus on worldwide veterinary issues
  • Upcoming Events

      Winter symposium in Latvia: keep checking the website for more information!

Developmental Fund Silent Auction: SAVMA Symposium 2005

  • The IVSRC committee is organizing a silent auction to raise money
  • 2004 donations go to the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia.
  • In the past USA I.V.S.A. has not been active in raising money.