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Chemistry

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

 

Domestic Programs

 

Study Abroad Programs

Australia –  ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney (D)               

Fall or spring (southern hemisphere calendar)

Language: English

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.   

 

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon  (D, Ex)                                         

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.  

 

New Zealand – ISEP: Massey University, 3 campuses   (D)                        

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. 

 

Norway – From Mountain to Fjord, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Sogndal   (Ex)

Fall

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.    

 

Sweden – ISEP: Mälardalen University, Västerås  (Ex)                       

Spring only

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.

 

United Kingdom- Lancaster University, Lancaster, England   (D)

Fall 10-week term plus pre-session course, or spring & summer terms

Language:  English. 

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.

 

United Kingdom – University of Sheffield  (D)                                              

Spring or academic year

Language: English

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.   

 

United Kingdom– University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland   (D)                         

Fall, spring

Language: English

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.

 

Domestic Programs

ACM – Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, TN   (P)                                      

Fall

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.   

 

Semester in Environmental Science, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA* (P)      

Fall

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.   

 

Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester, Woods Hole MA* (P)                                         

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.


Research opportunities for summer and for field terms can also be found at the Argonne National Laboratory during the summer, fall or spring.  See Yaffa Grossman (grossman@beloit.edu) for information.

 

* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off-campus.

Option Types
Ex = Exchange Program

D = Direct Enrollment

Ex/D = both Exchange and Direct Enrollment are available

P = Program Provider

 

Last Updated: 9/2011