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NARETI--University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: Marquette applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/09/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Marquette Program
College of Business Students ONLY:
Minimum GPA:
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Number of Credits:
Courses Available:
College of Engineering
Language of Instruction:
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language Prerequisite:
Language Courses Offered:
Program Coordinator:
Jessica Lothman
Program Description:

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Calgary skyline.THE PROGRAM

Too often technical knowledge is removed from the context of direct delivery of health care, which can lead to negative and costly outcomes. The North American Consortium on Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology for the Individual (NARETI) program was specifically designed to address that gap and extend semester-long study abroad options to upper class biomedical engineering students to excellent universities in Mexico and Canada. It provides students the opportunity to get to know our closest neighbors.

NARETI is composed of partner institutions: Marquette University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Calgary, the University of Toronto, the University of Guadalajara, and Tecnológico De Monterrey (ITESM) Guadalajara and Chihuahua.  Funded by a grant from the U.S. government, this partnership provides opportunities for students to enroll in any of the partner schools outside of the United States.

The focus of this project is to increase awareness among biomedical engineers of the differing individual, family and community rehabilitative health care needs throughout North America. Program goals are:

1) to pave the way for the development of accessible innovations that meet individual needs;
2) to enhance the potential for technology/knowledge transfer leading to innovative approaches to healthcare delivery within North America and,
3) to increase study abroad opportunities in North America.

For more information visit the NARETI website or contact Dr. Barbara Silver-Thorn in the College of Engineering.


The University of Calgary offers a beautiful park-like setting covering an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. This comprehensive research university is ranked one of Canada's top seven research universities and continues to grow one of the strongest and most comprehensive biomedical engineering programs in Canada.

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An orientation will be held prior to departure.

Courses Offered
Students may combine this semester-long study abroad experience with a Global Engineering concentration or an Engineering Service concentration.

All exchange participants will have contact with physicians, patients or applied researchers through a variety of academic opportunities. Depending on the interests of the students, these opportunities may include:

  • engineering technical elective courses
  • engineering project or senior design experience
  • independent study (engineering research or service project)
  • clinical rotation or industrial internship
  • cultural and language courses


Thanks to the support of the United States, Canadian and Mexican governments, $5,000 scholarships are available to support these semester-long study abroad experiences. Additionally, all Marquette scholarships and financial aid apply.

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Housing type and availability will vary depending on the partner institution chosen.

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