My study abroad experience enlarged my vision of different academic institutions. I took advanced courses and worked in a lab the whole time I was in the program, which developed my lab skills and knowledge in the field.
Ozgun Kilic, ISEP Exchange: University of Helsinki, Spring 2012
Study Abroad Programs
Fall or spring (southern hemisphere calendar)
Prereqs: 2.5 gpa, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.
Housing: On campus residence halls/off-campus apartments, students provide own meals.
Details: Study with local students; courses in organic chemistry, chemical analysis, biochemistry and many others within the division of Environmental and Life Sciences; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.
Fall, spring, academic year
Language: English, beginning Twi language course
Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework with African content recommended; students expected to enroll in a beginning Twi language course at the University of Ghana.
Housing: International student hostel on campus, stipend provided for meals.
Details: Study with Ghanaian and international students; Institute of African Studies (beginning level courses), lower and upper level courses in organic, physical/analytical chemistry, practical chemistry and biochemistry; courses in history, political science, economics at beginning to advanced levels; orientation program; resident director; sports and volunteering available.
Fall (July-Nov) or spring
Language: English, language courses in Maori available.
Prereqs: Junior or senior standing; see individual courses for terms of admission.
Housing: single occupancy residences, shared bath; students provide own meals.
Details: extensive course listings in chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, nanoscience, biochemistry), along with a diverse curriculum. Many opportunities for outdoor activity around campus.
Language: English, Norwegian language course possible in fall
Prereqs: Junior or senior standing, previous study of earth, environmental or life sciences, recommendation from department. (See Geology department and Laura Parmentier, Chemistry)
Housing: shared rooms, students provide own meals
Details: Study geology and ecology of western Norway with local and international students; three module courses: Geological processes (bedrock geology), Ecological and surface processes (glacial geology, vegetation ecology, limnology) and Fjord processes (fjord hydrography, fjord biology, fjord sedimentology); field-work in environments from alpine to marine; excursions.
Language: Swedish and English
Prereqs: Junior or senior year standing, prior courses in chemistry.
Housing: residence halls or student flats with cooking facilities; stipend provided for meals.
Details: Located 100 km from Stockholm; study with Swedish students. Courses in English include organic, inorganic, medicinal, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry; introductory and advanced courses in Swedish language available.
Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, or spring & summer terms
Prereqs: Minimum cum 2.8 gpa and in subjects relevant to your study plan.
Housing: on-campus accommodation with local and international students; shared kitchens; options for meals.
Details: Fall term students arrive early and choose from 2 courses (each worth 4 semester hours) with field trips and orientation; semester courses at all levels in the sciences including MCAT courses; study with local students; many other course options; international student body; shopping on the university campus outside of Lancaster, easy access to town.
Spring or academic year
Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, prior coursework in chemistry. See individual courses for admission requirements.
Housing: Apartments, residence halls or student houses with local students, provide own meals.
Details: An international campus of students from 120 countries. Extensive course availability in chemistry, one of the largest departments at Sheffield; interdisciplinary joint-honours courses combine chemistry with other subjects varying from math to chemical engineering to enterprise management and informatics.
Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous study in your field, coursework relative to the understanding of Scotland
Housing: University assists students find housing in halls of residence or student flats, students provide own meals.
Details: University has switched to a semester system; study with local and international students, wide variety of first and second year courses available, third year courses possible in major with background; classes for study abroad students in: arts, biomedical and life sciences, information and mathematical sciences, business and social sciences, physical sciences; lectures and tutorials, some art classes available in the Glasgow School of Art; some year-long classes not open to spring semester students; study with local and international students.
Prereqs: 3.0 cumulative gpa and in the major; senior standing preferred, juniors considered; major in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics or social sciences.
Housing: Shared single bedroom apartment; students provide own meals.
Details: Program focus on national and global energy and environmental issues; students earn academic credit for research in ongoing investigations guided by a mentor; interdisciplinary seminar course, advanced course options; guest speakers, departmental colloquia.
Prereqs: 1 yr. college chemistry, biology, calculus
Housing: Dormitory, 20-meal plan
Details: Study of ecological systems in the laboratory and in the field; 2 core courses covering aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, 1 elective, independent research project; students report findings at a symposium; distinguished scientist seminar; science writing seminar.
Fall or spring
Prereqs: Open to all disciplines
Housing: On campus houses during first half, students provide own meals; on ship students assist in preparing meals
Details: 12-week interdisciplinary curriculum combining the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and public policy; scientific exploration both on shore and aboard a sailing ship at sea; Atlantic and Pacific cruises.
* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off-campus.
Ex = Exchange Program
D = Direct Enrollment
Ex/D = both Exchange and Direct Enrollment are available
P = Program Provider
Last Updated: 9/2011