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Study Abroad Programs

Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney

Fall, 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; extensive departmental courses in physics; faculty research areas include laser & optical physics, optics & electronics of materials, quantum optics, quantum information science, astronomy & astrophysics, mathematical physics, and biophysics; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available. 


New Zealand – ISEP: Massey University, 3 campuses

Fall (July-Nov), 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: complete course listings in physics, along with a diverse curriculum.  Many opportunities for outdoor activity around campus. 


Turkey – Yeditepe University, Istanbul   

Exchange, spring or academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Turkey.

Housing: Shared rooms with bath, mini refrigerator and phone in University residence halls; linens are provided; students provide own meals at university cafeterias, snack bars and restaurants.

Details: Study in English with local and international students; courses from wide range of university offerings including the faculties of arts and sciences, fine arts including theatre, and economics and political science; university located on the European side of Istanbul in the heart of the city; easy access to public transportation.  

United Kingdom - University of Bristol


United Kingdom – ISEP: University of Central Lancashire 

Spring only

Language: English

Prerequisites: Prior study in mathematics

Housing: Residence halls on campus; cooking facilities available; food stipend.

Details: The physics department bases its teaching on experiment and analysis applicable across disciplines.  Over 500 other fields of study.  Combined Honors program offers inter-disciplinary combinations.

United Kingdom - University of York


Domestic Programs

ACM – Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, TN* 


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.


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.   


Last Updated: 9/2013