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Summer Practicum for International Dental Students

Summer Practicum

The Summer Practicum Program at New York University College of Dentistry is designed for international dental students from universities outside the US who are interested in gaining a US dental education experience with exposure to New York City culture. The Program's activities include a broad range of lectures, pre-clinical and hands-on activities, observations in various specialty clinics, and participation in meetings and discussions with dental faculty and students. Click here to see a sample schedule >>>

About the Program 

Program Dates

  • July 30 – August 10, 2018 (official program)
  • July 29 – August 11, 2018 (NYU housing available)

How to Apply

  • You must be a current dental student who has completed at least three years in a non-US dental program.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to understand and communicate in English.

*Please note: Those who have completed a dental degree by the Program's start date are not eligible to apply for the Summer Practicum. Instead, consider applying to our full-time Programs for International Dentists.

  • Complete the online Summer Program Application Form >>>
  • Submit 1 letter of recommendation (in English) from a professor who is familiar with your academic performance.
  • Submit a personal statement 1-2 pages in length expressing your interest in joining this program. 
    • Please also describe your experience in pre-clinical courses and in practicing with high-speed/low-speed on manikins.
  • Eligible applicants are required to participate in a Skype interview.


Admitted Participants 

  • Accepted participants will receive an official Summer Practicum invitation letter as well as payment instructions by email.
  • Participants may be required to obtain a tourist Visa at a US consulate in their country. The acceptance letter can be used as an invitation letter to support your Visa application.
  • A non-refundable US $1,000 tuition deposit is due by the date indicated in your acceptance letter.
    The final tuition balance is due by June 1.

  • US $6,700 - NYU Furnished Housing Option (single room)
  • US $6,100 - NYU Furnished Housing Option (shared room)
  • US $5,200 - without NYU Housing Option

  • Dormitory housing at NYU Founders Hall, if housing is selected.
  • School materials, including pre-clinical kits, lab coats, etc.
  • Lunch provided Monday through Friday.
  • Reusable $10.00 Metrocard (for subway & public buses in NYC).
  • Cultural excursions and social activities.
  • Faculty Evaluation Report of student's pre-clinical assignments.
  • Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program.


Contact Information

For more information about the Summer Practicum, please contact us at or (212) 998-9317.


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