Students majoring in the many varied fields of science and engineering have the opportunity at many major universities and colleges across the United States to study for a semester or a year abroad. As the world becomes a more global force with the advent of more and more technological advances, this experience will benefit serious students in the areas of science and research.
The experiences gained with study and potential internships will enhance both majors and minors and will also increase fluency in foreign languages enabling the scientific student to be able to work in the future on a global level. Many major university systems in America offer these exceptional opportunities to study science and technology across the globe. Here are five of the very best.
Boston University’s Study Abroad and Internship Program
The International Programs at Boston University are some of the most sought after travel and study abroad programs in the United States. All science disciplines are covered and Boston University will find every student an internship to work at while overseas. The program accepts both Boston U students and equally students from 150 colleges and universities from across America. The program covers six continents and over thirty cities.
Boston University, 1 Sherborn Street; Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-2300
International Study at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech has one of the premier overseas studies programs in the area of science in the United States. There are over 80 exchange programs and 30 group faculty led programs. 40% of all graduating Georgia Tech students participate in study abroad programs prior to graduation. Most are conducted typically in the summer, but there are exceptions. Students studying biology, chemistry, engineering and biomedical fields will find ample opportunities.
Georgia Institute of Technology, 225 North Avenue NW; Atlanta, GA 30332; 404-894-4154
Duke University International Abroad Studies in Durham, North Carolina
Duke offers a vast overseas study program as well as opportunities for students to study in Los Angeles and New York City. Students must have declared a major to participate in the program. Duke administers many of the programs and some programs are offered through other sponsoring universities. Some science related overseas programs in science fields include biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, anthropology, physics, pharmacology and neuroscience. There are many others as well.
Duke University, 2138 Campus Drive Box 90596; Durham, NC 27708; 919-684-3214
Bing Overseas Studies at Stanford University in Stanford, California
The international studies program offers many programs to students at Stanford in scientific related fields such as anthropology, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geology and medicine, just to name a few. Students travel to cities such as Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Paris and Madrid and many more. Almost 50% of each graduating class experiences some study abroad.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305; 650-723-2091
Global Studies at Columbia University in New York City
Science majors in all disciplines at Columbia University will find of multitude of opportunities through the Global Studies Program. There is a specialized pre-med international program. Other offerings include studying at biomedical labs in Paris or studying primates in Kenya. There are endless ways to fulfill degree requirements while studying overseas for a full year or just a semester. Peer Advisors help guide students along the way.
Columbia University, 2960 Broadway; New York, NY 10027; 212-854-2522
Students will be interested to note that some internships pay a stipend or a full time wage, although this will vary from program to program. Most universities work closely with students and area department heads to create a program of study that fulfills all graduation requirements on time. Financial aid and fellowships are often available, with most overseas programs emphasizing that fear of costs should not defer students from participating in overseas programs.