Study Abroad

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to supporting our majors wishing to study abroad during their undergraduate program. Studying in another country will not only provide a different academic perspective to your field of study, it will also provide first hand knowledge of world beyond our borders. It opens your eyes and minds to new places, peoples, sights, sounds and experiences. As faculty members in Kinesiology we believe it critical to prepare our students to work in an interdependent world and to encourage global citizenry.

While a Kinesiology major may choose to study abroad in any number of countries depending upon their interests and language skills, we have identified several “preferred providers” whose curricula closely align with our courses and are “Rice Approved” programs. One of more of our faculty have personally visited and vetted these programs to ensure their quality, safety, and meet high professional standards in our field. These Study Abroad Providers offer programs during the academic year as well as summer programs for those whose schedules do not permit going abroad during a fall or spring semester. In some cases, these providers may also offer shorter programs of one to three weeks. Students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to consult with both your departmental advisor and also the Study Abroad Office.

Preferred Study Abroad Providers for Health Science and Sports Medicine students:

DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

"DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings."

Medicine Practice and Policy
Public Health

Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

"The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Our primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad."

Medical Spanish and Public Health in the Yucatan (Academic Year and 6 week summer program)
Contemporary India – Pune, India
Global and Public Health – Manipal, India


S203 Tudor Fieldhouse

(713)348-8318 (Office)
(713)348-8808 (Fax)


6100 Main St, MS-545 Houston, TX 77005

Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of Tudor Fieldhouse on the east side of the building. The easiest way to access our suite is to enter through the east side door that faces the intramural fields and Wiess College. You will then go up the stairway to the 2nd floor, and our suite will be through the open door ahead on the right.