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

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Study Abroad Programs

Australia - James Cook University (D)

Fall or spring (southern hemisphere calendar)

Language: English

Prerequisites: One college year of study, 2.8 gpa; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.

Housing: On-campus residence halls/off-campus apartments; students provide own meals.

Details: Study at James Cook University, surrounded by the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs and the Great Barrier Reef.  Main campuses are located in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller centers in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.   


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.  


Austria - ISEP Johannes Kepler University Linz (D)               

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Language: English

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Housing: Students receive a housing stipend and choose the residence hall of their choice.  The stipend covers housing in a double room and another stipend covers the cost of meals. 

Details: The faculty of Sciences and Engineering offers courses in computer science, economics-technical chemistry, mechatronics, teacher training for secondary schools, technical chemistry, technical mathematics, mathematics in industry, technical physics, biophysics, polymer engineering.


Costa Rica- ACM Costa Rica field program               

Fall or spring


Prereqs: Jr. or Sr. with coursework in the proposed research discipline.  The equivalent of 2 years of college Spanish preferred, enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before departure; background in field methods recommended.

Housing: Host family, other housing possible during field-work.

Details: The ACM field school has two different programs:  in the fall: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, and the Environment, and in the spring: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, and Humanities.   


Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito(E)               

Exchange, fall, spring or academic year

Language: Courses in Spanish or partly in English

Prerequisites: 2 years of college Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; 3.0 cumulative gpa and 3.0 in Spanish; previous course work for studio art courses; courses with a Latin American focus strongly recommended.

Housing: Students will stay with a host family.

Details: USFQ is one of Beloit College Exchange partners.         


Ireland - University of Limerick(D)               

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Language: English

Prerequisites: 2.9 GPA

Housing: Students can apply for on campus accommodation or choose to live in private accommodation off campus.

Details: Students will be integrated with Irish and other international students for classes, on-campus accommodation and clubs and societies.  Limerick has four facilities: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Kemmy Business School, and Science and Engineering.


Ireland -ISEP University of Ulster (D)               

Fall, Spring, Academic Year and Summer Programs

Language: English

Prerequisites: Completion of at least on year of university at time of entry to Ulster, accumulative GPA of 3.0.  Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland

Housing: Varies by campus: apartments, residence halls or student houses; meal stipend or provide own meals 

Details:  Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the University of Ulster offers courses across several campuses. 


New Zealand - University of Otago, Dunedin (D)               

Fall or spring (Southern hemisphere calendar)


Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 3.0 gpa, previous coursework in your field and relative to the understanding of New Zealand.

Housing: University assists students with accommodation options, ranging from residence halls with meal plans to student flats where students provide own meals.

Details:Study with local and international students in a medium sized university, the first in New Zealand; wide range of courses/papers offered in the Arts and Sciences many with a New Zealand flavor: Maori studies, environmental science, media and film, health, geology of New Zealand, performing arts; located in a vibrant city center. 


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


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.    


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 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)                                      


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)      


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 ( for information.


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Special Opportunities:

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* 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


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