Study Abroad Programs for Undergraduate Chemistry Students

Why Study Abroad?

Studying abroad is a fun, fulfilling, exciting experience. If you've never contemplated studying abroad as an undergraduate chemical science major, consider the following:

  • Studying abroad can make you more attractive to graduate schools, particularly if you conduct research or learn another language while overseas
  • Conducting research in a new environment will enhance your laboratory skills and allow you to learn the chemical sciences from an international perspective
  • Science and technology are becoming increasingly global, and there is a growing demand for scientists and engineers who can work effectively in an international setting

Don't miss out on account of your major. Investigate the resources listed below to find out how studying abroad can broaden your undergraduate experience.

Study Abroad Programs

Boston University International Programs
Boston University offers two study abroad programs for science students:

  • Dresden Science Program
    A fall semester program taught at the Technishe Universität Dresden combining science coursework with German language and culture studies.
  • Grenoble Science Program
    A fall semester program taught at the UniversitÉ de Grenoble combining science coursework with French language study at all levels.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics students spend a summer working on challenging research projects with German doctoral students. Doctoral students act as personal and professional mentors, helping undergraduates integrate directly into lab work.

TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP)
The TASSEP program specializes in facilitating study abroad opportunities for science students.

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
IAESTE operates a practical training exchange program to enhance technical and professional development and promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the greater community.

The Fulbright Program
An international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Institute of International Education
IIE offers a broad range of programs and opportunities for non-U.S. and U.S. students, scholars, educators, professionals and potential partners.

Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
CIEE is a leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization offering opportunities for high school and university students, and educators to study and teach abroad.

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
This is EMBO's Life Sciences Portal, which includes information on grants, courses, training opportunities, and Ph.D. programs.

National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The NSEP provides funding for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Dresden Science Program