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International Student Summer Program

Due to ADA Forsyth’s upcoming relocation to Somerville at the end of 2024, the International Dental Student Summer Program will be postponed until 2025. Please check back January 2025 for application information.

Advancing Oral Health Education

The ADA Forsyth International Student Summer Program is an oral health-focused education program for international undergraduate dental students. The program pairs students with ADA Forsyth faculty researchers as mentors. Interns learn basic laboratory techniques by participating in mentors’ research projects in a productive and enriching scientific environment while being immersed in Boston’s rich dental academic and research networks and culture.

Students presenting at the 2023 international student summer program

Experience ADA Forsyth and Boston

Highlights of the program include:

  • Independent dental-related research project mentored by world-renowned scientists of the Forsyth faculty
  • Housing in a Boston-area university dormitory and public transportation (MBTA) Pass
  • Lectures by ADA Forsyth scientists in expertise areas, including dentistry, oral health research, immunology, microbiology, and mineralized tissue biology
  • Weekly Professional Visits to Boston-area dental schools (e.g. Harvard, Boston University, Tufts) and biotechnology companies
  • Social activities in and around Boston and New England
  • Weekly networking sessions within Forsyth or Boston communities
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Invitation to the ADA Forsyth Alumni Association
Forsyth international dental student program

Candidate requirements:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Advanced English
  • Tuition: $5000 USD
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must arrange and pay for travel and food costs outside of Program activities
  • University Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from current or former professor
    Candidates will go through a selection process that includes CV evaluation and interview
2022 International Dental Students


For more information contact
Dr. Megan Pugach-Gordon, Director

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