Apply to the Wildlife Institute for the educational experience of a lifetime. Before you apply, feel free to contact us for more information about our internships and courses. Our Application Fee is $50 which is payable via Paypal or Square. When you’re ready to apply, email the form below with your resume to as early as possible to secure your seat in a selected program.

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Boerne, TX

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  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Program payments (apart from deposits) are refundable until 120 days prior to course commencement.
  • After 120 days prior to program commencement, only 50% of the program fee (apart from registration fees) may be refunded.
  • After 60 days prior to program commencement, no refund is available on any part of the payment.
  • Refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.
  • Refunds will be returned minus processing and transfer fees.


  • International Veterinary Experience (26 days) $3,950
  • Wildlife Medicine & Conservation (12 days) $2,450; (8 days) $1,600
  • Small Animal Veterinary Experience (12 days) $2,450
  • Wild-Spring-Break (8 days) $1,650
  • Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (8 days) $1,650

Program Add-ons

  • Private room $40 per night
  • 2-night Caye Caulker trip with snorkel and marine-wildlife excursion $230
  • Guatemala trip with visit to ARCAS and Maya Ruins $170
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave $110

Included In Your Course Fees

  • Tuition
  • Lab/Facility fees
  • Hotel accommodations with free wifi
  • All breakfasts & lunches
  • Some dinners
  • Excursions, field trips, entrance fees
  • Field medical supplies
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Payments & donations to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
  • Program T-shirt

Internship Fees

  • $950 per week
  • $2,950 per month

Program Add-ons

  • Private room $40 per night
  • 2-night Caye Caulker trip with snorkel and marine-wildlife excursion $230
  • Guatemala trip with visit to ARCAS and Maya Ruins $170
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave $110

Included In Your Internship

  • Housing with wifi, shared rooms, kitchenette
  • Veterinary Supervisory Fees
  • Payments & Donations to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
  • Airport Transfers
  • Program T-shirt


Study abroad has become a requisite part of University student life. Vet schools and residency programs seek applicants with clinical experience and students seek international experience to help them gain a competitive edge. Veterinary scholarships are scarce. At the Wildlife Institute, our study abroad programs are life-changing opportunities for students to cultivate their global perspective while participating in world-class veterinary study abroad programs. We at the Wildlife Institute do our best to design cost-competitive, one-fee programs that cover your tuition and most of your expenses during your trip. We encourage our students to be proactive in raising the necessary funds for their trip; seeking scholarships & grants, actively fund-raising and even taking out more student loans if necessary. We encourage students to plan 6-12 months ahead allowing ample time to secure funding and plan personal schedules around their study abroad trip.

Financial Planning Tips
  • Ask yourself if you can afford this at this time. Give yourself plenty of time to financially prepare.
  • Decide how much you and your family can contribute to your study abroad experience. Be sure to include a budget for your program tuition, flight, additional meals, supplemental insurance and some spending money.
  • Ask yourself if you work more or save more, how much could you contribute to your study abroad trip.
  • Set a personal fund raising goal and research methods that others have used to raise money for their study abroad. Ideas include work-sponsored events, an event you organize such as a yard sale, dinner or silent auction and judicious use of crowd-funding.
  • Ask your University Financial Aid adviser for tips on securing scholarships, grants and whether loans may be applied to your study abroad and related expenses.
  • Start 6-12 months ahead researching study abroad scholarships.
  • Apply for financial aid. You may use the FAFSA to apply for student financial aid to fund your study abroad.
  • Ask Wildlife Institute for a payment plan you can afford.
List of Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities