The Americas

Student watching Toronto Bluejays Game in Canada

Student watching a baseball game in Canada

We have exchange partner agreements with institutions in many countries in the Americas including in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Read more about these institutions, including their location and surroundings, units offered to exchange students and information about studying on exchange at those institutions, before you apply to study overseas on exchange.

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Canada

Concordia University

Concordia University has 2 main campuses both situated in Montreal, Canada. Montreal is a major city in Canada's east and is only 50km from the US border. While French is the predominant language, there is also a large English-speaking population. Known as Canada's "cultural capital" and with over 90 festivals a year, there is always something do in your spare time.

Study options
Subjects are available in education, economics, business and management. Subject to approval from this university. Students need to apply to study units from the John Molson School of Business. Students may enrol in units from other faculties if Concordia agrees.

www.concordia.ca

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University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick, located in the maritime province of New Brunswick on the East Coast, is Canada's oldest English speaking university. One of the campuses is in the provincial capital of Fredericton and the other is in the most populous city, Saint John. The area is well known for the friendly people and the strong emphasis on community.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, events management, sport and recreation management, law, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. The University of New Brunswick offers an intensive Marine Semester in Semester 2 from September to November. Contact Victoria Abroad for more details.

www.unb.ca

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University of Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is located in Canada's far east. The city is right on the border of Ontario and Quebec and is also a short distance from the US border. The university has 3 campuses all located close to the city centre with the largest (main) campus situated in the cities north. Living in Ottawa is a great chance to experience one of the few truly bilingual (English and French) cultures in the world.

Study options
Subjects are available in economics, business, management, law, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Opportunities are not available to education students. Intake is once a year for both Semester 1 and 2 (the VU application deadline is 15 December). Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

www.uottawa.ca

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University of Victoria

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is noted for its mild weather (it rarely snows in winter) and for its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains. The University of Victoria (main campus) is ideally situated to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and is a short ferry ride or flight to Vancouver on the mainland.

Study options
Subjects are available in psychology, social science and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Exchange students are restricted from taking Law, Business, Education and Engineering subjects. Intake is once a year for both Semester 1 and 2 (the VU application deadline is 15 December). Applications are accepted for the 31 July deadline, however be aware that subjects may be limited and you will need to check the online calendar availability . Please contact for further information.

www.uvic.ca

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Western University

Western University is located in London, Ontario in Canada's south-east. London is only 170km east of Toronto (Canada's largest city) and is only a short distance from the US border. London is a hub of cultural activity with plenty to do on campus or in the city itself. The Western University campus is centrally located most services and facilities within walking distance.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, sport and recreation management, psychology, biomedical and health science, sport and exercise science, social science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university. Business, Law and Education are not available.

www.uwo.ca

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University of Windsor

Windsor is situated in southern Ontario, Canada and is one of Canada's southernmost cities. The city of Detroit is only minutes away with the riverfront between the two cities also dividing the two nations. In addition to being located in the centre of the great lakes district, the city also acts as a major transit point between the two countries with major rail, air and road networks all available to Windsor residents.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, economics, business, management, marketing, law, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students. All faculties open to exchange students except Education.

www.uwindsor.ca

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Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo is located on the west coast of Canada. Situated on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a tourist destination blessed with the natural beauty and only a short ferry ride or flight away from Vancouver. The mild weather of the island and closeness to the Canadian Rockies makes this an ideal location for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, law, psychology, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university. Applicants will need to be flexible with their unit selections. Limited entry for some subject areas - contact Victoria Abroad for exact details.

www.viu.ca

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Mexico

Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca is situated in Mexico's south-east approximately 85km south of Mexico City. The city itself is rich in history and tradition. Situated in the Sierra Madre mountains, Cuernavaca is known as the Cuidad de la Eterna Primavera (City of Eternal Spring) largely due to the temperate climate.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, economics, business, management, marketing, social science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

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Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Mexico City

Mexico City, the capital city of Mexico, also known as Mexico D.F. is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Tecnologico de Monterrey campus is located in the southern neighborhood of Mexico City. Mexico City is also one of the most important cultural centers in the world, with more museums than any other city.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, economics, business, management, marketing, social science, Engineering and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

www1.ccm.itesm.mx

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Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Guadalajara

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and is located 200km from the Pacific coastline in Mexico's central west. Guadalajara is known as a cultural centre of Mexico with a number of international festivals and cultural events occurring each year. Guadalajara is also known as the home of Mariachi music.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, economics, business, management, marketing, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Psychology is taught in Spanish.

www.gda.itesm.mx

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Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Monterrey

The Monterrey campus of the Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey is one of the larger campuses of this university. Situated in Mexico's north east, Monterrey is approximately 100km from the US border and is the third largest city in Mexico. The city is surrounded by a diverse landscape consisting of mountains, forests, national parks and deserts which combined with the warm climate is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, biomedical and health science, social science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university. Students can attend any of the Tecnologico de Monterrey campuses however the preferred campus options are: Monterrey, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Estado de Mexico, Cuernavaca, Puebla and Toluca.

www.itesm.edu

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Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Queretaro

A beautiful colonial city in central Mexico and named by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site, Queretaro is the home of the ITESM Campus - Queretaro. This university campus is a great option to pursue undergraduate studies in Central Mexico, with the city situated approximately 215km north west of Mexico City. Lined with cobblestone streets, the city is full of art galleries, caf's, restaurants and plenty more hidden gems.

Study options
Subjects are available in economics, business, management, marketing, computer science, social science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university. Limited areas of study are available in English including communications, mechanical engineering and masters courses.

www.qro.itesm.mx

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Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Estado de Mexico

The State of Mexico is one of the neighboring states of Mexico City and has a low cost of living and great climate. There are many well known archeological sites in the region, such as the best known and most important of these, the massive Mesoamerican Teotihuacan. This city predates the Aztecs and the Toltecs, and is distinguished by two large pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Estado de Mexico Campus is one of the biggest of the Tecnologico de Monterrey campuses now.

Study options
Consult Victoria Abroad for information on available units. Talk to Victoria Abroad about study areas available.

http://www.itesm.edu/wps/wcm/connect/ITESM/Tecnologico+de+Monterrey/English

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Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) Puebla

Puebla is regarded as one of Mexico's most important colonial cities, and is located 80km south east of the capital, Mexico City. The city itself is situated in the Valley of Puebla, surrounded by a series of mountains and volcanoes. This university is suitable for students with a non-Spanish speaking background.

Study options
Subjects are available in economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, computer science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

www.udlap.mx

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Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

The University of Monterrey is situated in the City of Monterrey, in Mexico's north east. Approximately 100km from the US border, Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. The city is surrounded by a diverse landscape consisting of mountains, forests, national parks and deserts which combined with the warm climate is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, marketing, social science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university.

www.udem.edu.mx

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Universidad Iberoamericana - Puebla

Puebla is regarded as one of Mexico's most important colonial cities, and is located 80km south east of the capital, Mexico City. The city itself is situated in the Valley of Puebla, surrounded by a series of mountains and volcanoes.

Study options
Subjects are available in economics, business and management. Subject to approval from this university.

www.iberopuebla.edu.mx

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Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico

The Ibero is located in is located in Mexico City's western zone of Santa Fe, a key business district for national and international enterprises and one of the major poles of investment in Latin America. English taught programs are available at Ibero in International Business, International Relations and Exchange students can take part in the Spanish Language and Latin American Culture Program.

Study options
Subjects are available in business, management, marketing and social science. Subject to approval from this university.

www.ibero-exchange.org/en/index.php

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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

The University is located in Mexico City and is one of the most recognised universities in Latin America. Its main campus known as "University City" is a World Heritage site designed by some of the best known architects of 20 century Mexico and adorned with murals of famous artists. The university also has some alumni who were Nobel Prize laureates.

Study options
Consult Victoria Abroad for information on available units. All courses are taught in Spanish.

http://www.unam.mx/

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University of Guadalajara

The beautiful Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and is located 200km from the Pacific coastline in Mexico's central west. Guadalajara is known as a cultural centre of Mexico with a number of international festivals and cultural events occurring each year. Guadalajara is also known as the home of Mariachi music.

Study options
Subjects are available in economics, business, hospitality and tourism and social science. Subject to approval from this university. All courses are taught in Spanish.

www.udg.mx

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Peru

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola is a bilingual educational organization located in Lima and Cusco. Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, located in the central part of the country on the Pacific coast. Cusco is located in southeastern Peru near the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the historic capital of the Inca Empire and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, psychology, social science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university. Semester long courses in Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Engineering and Humanities are available at the Lima Campus. Semester long courses in Social Sciences and Fine Arts are available at the Cusco campus.

http://www.usil.edu.pe/0/usil_en.aspx

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United States of America (USA)

Belmont University

Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. Nashville, Tennessee is a rare place that combines big-city charisma and small-town charm to create an enriching experience for Belmont students. Even thought much of the city's cultural life has historically revolved around its large university community, the city has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres.

Study options
Subjects are available in law and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Belmont is a popular choice for Music students.

www.belmont.edu

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Stetson University College of Law

Stetson University College of Law was founded in 1900 as Florida's first law school. The law school's main campus is in Gulfport, a beachfront community adjacent to St. Petersburg. The school also has a satellite campus in Tampa Bay, a stunningly beautiful area in Florida.

Study options
Subjects are available in law. Subject to approval from this university. Law Students can only apply to start studying in the Fall semester (Semester 2 at VU).

www.law.stetson.edu

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Stetson University

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Florida and is a college town. The University was founded in 1880 and has the oldest School of Business Administration in Florida. Options are also available for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Stetson University campus is classified as a National Historic district. DeLand is located only 25 minutes from Daytona beach and 40 minutes from Orlando.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, events management, sport and recreation management, law, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university. Students from disciplines other than Law can start in either semester. Entry into the School of Music is difficult for Exchange students.

http://www.stetson.edu/home/

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California State University

Each one of California State University 23 campuses has its own identity, with distinct student populations and programs across Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and more. California itself occupies much of America's west coast and houses many of America's main tourist attractions, iconic beaches and major cities.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, law, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Students can only apply to start in the Fall semester (Semester 2 at VU). Students must be very flexible with their campus selection and subject selection in order to be accepted at this University. Many subject areas are restricted from certain campuses therefore please contact the Victoria Abroad team for the list of these restrictions. Some of the California State campuses are on quarter systems which means the credits and course lengths are different for the academic period. If you are applying to California State University, please contact the Victoria Abroad team as the application deadlines may be earlier.

www.calstate.edu

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Clemson University

Built on farmlands in the south-eastern state if South Carolina, students of Clemson experience the academic and social environment of a small college within the confines of a vibrant student-centered community. The University is less than a one hour drive from Hartwell Lake, one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes set against the backdrop of mountains and forests.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, events management, sport and recreation management, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university. Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

www.clemson.edu

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East Carolina University

Located in the central hub of Greenville and Pitt County, East Carolina University is only a 60-90 minute drive to sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and along the Pamlico and Neuse rivers. The university occupies much of Greenville with a large percentage of the towns population being ECU students.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, hospitality and tourism, events management, biomedical and health science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university. Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

www.ecu.edu

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Florida International University

Set in the tropical city of Miami, Florida, Florida International University is only 30 minutes from Miamis famous South Beach and 4 hours from Orlandos theme parks. With 2 main campuses approximately 20km apart, Florida International University has the perfect mix of sunny days and sweltering fun filled nights with a mix of U.S. and Latin culture.

Study options
Subjects are available in sport and exercise science. Subject to approval from this university. Due to high demand from local students, entry into business is difficult. Students are required to stay in the university residences.

www.fiu.edu

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Indiana University

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution with core campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis. The city of Bloomington is home to a large number of bars and ethnic restaurants and is situated perfectly for a road trip to the capital or any states on the east coast. Indiana is part of America's mid-west and is in close proximity to the famous great lakes district.

Study options
Subjects are available in sport and recreation management and sport and exercise science. Subject to approval from this university. Available to sport and exercise science students only.

www.indiana.edu

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Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Set on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north eastern state of Pennsylvania, the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a 3 hour drive to New York. The campus village is generally reserved for international exchange students and is the centre piece of the welcoming, open, multicultural campus environment.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, events management, psychology, computer science, social science, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

www.lhup.edu

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Montclair State University

The Montclair University campus is a leafy, 250-acre oasis in the town of Montclair, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. With more than 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students in six schools and colleges, it provides the advantages of a large university. Yet students receive the individual attention youd expect from a much smaller institution.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, economics, business, management, computer science, social science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

http://www.montclair.edu/

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Rowan University

Rowan University is a selective, medium-sized public university. It has two campuses in New Jersey. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, New Jersey, 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia. Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, marketing, sport and recreation management, computer science, sport and exercise science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

http://www.rowan.edu/

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Slippery Rock University

One of the largest universities in western Pennsylvania, SRU is conveniently located just 50 minutes from Pittsburgh in this north eastern state. Surrounded by rolling farmlands, forests and sparkling glacial lakes, this comfortable location sees the whole town get involved in festivals and other events throughout the year.

Study options
Consult Victoria Abroad for information on available units.

http://www.sru.edu

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State University of New York - Cortland

Cortland is a city situated in the state of New York, on the east coast of USA. The university is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It has a quaint downtown business district with shops and restaurants, as well as easy access to major ski areas, biking trails, rivers and lakes.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, law, psychology, computer science, social science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university.

www.cortland.edu

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State University of New York - New Paltz

Nestled between the historic Hudson River to the east and the majestic Shawangunk Mountains to the west, New Paltz provides some of the most breathtakingly beautiful countryside on the east coast. The town is largely populated with State University of New York (SUNY) students including many exchange students who can either enjoy the towns renowned adventure culture or take a short 2 hour bus ride to New York City.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, marketing, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science and Engineering. Subject to approval from this university. Due to high demand from local students, entry into journalism and media courses is difficult. Entry into media and fine art courses require special permission from SUNY.

www.newpaltz.edu

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The College of New Jersey

College of New Jersey is a small, public college located in Ewing, in central suburban New Jersey. The campus activities are a strong feature and nearly all first year and returning second year students reside on campus. Students can also make the short trip to New York City to the north east, or Philadelphia to the south west. Both cities are less than 100km from Ewing.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, marketing, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, social science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

www.tcnj.edu

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University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska system comprises of main campuses in Lincoln and Omaha in the central US state of Nebraska. These campuses enjoy a small-school atmosphere within a thriving state where internship, employment and entertainment opportunities are plentiful. Architectural Engineering students attend the Lincoln campus and other study areas are offered at the Omaha campus.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, public relations, education, economics, business, management, psychology, computer science, sport and exercise science, social science, Engineering, information systems and masters courses. Subject to approval from this university.

www.unl.edu

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University of North Dakota

Located in far north USA, on the border of the state of Minnesota and only 1.5 hours to the Canadian border, Grand Forks is a college town made up mostly of students of the university. You will find plenty to do in the mild summers and plenty more in the winters when ice skating and snow falls come to the city.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, marketing, psychology, biomedical and health science, computer science, sport and exercise science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

www.und.edu

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University of Texas El Paso

El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico, and borders the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Known as the Sun City, this location provides plenty of opportunities to experience American and Latin culture, with many festivals and events occurring through the year.

Study options
Subjects are available in communications, education, economics, business, management, marketing, psychology, computer science, sport and exercise science, Engineering and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

www.utep.edu

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McNally Smith College of Music

McNally Smith College of Musicis located inSaint Paul, Minnesota. McNally Smith offers a range of diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor degrees in the areas of music business; performance in guitar, bass, drums, voice, keyboard, brass, woodwinds, and strings; live sound, production, and recording engineering; and composition and songwriting.

Study options
Subjects are available in biomedical and health science. Subject to approval from this university.

http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a private college with its main campus in Erie, PA, with an additional location in Greensburg, PA and a branch campus in Bradenton, Florida.Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine was founded in 1992 and the medical school at LECOM is the largest in the United States.

Study options
Subjects are available in education, economics, business, management, hospitality and tourism, marketing, computer science, social science and information systems. Subject to approval from this university.

http://www.lecom.edu/

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