Education Abroad for Biology

Why study biology abroad?

Participating on an education abroad experience gives students the opportunity to gain global perspectives in the field of biology. Depending on students' interests, there are opportunities to study abroad and potentially take advanced or specialized coursework that is not offered in the United States.  Opportunities to intern, do fieldwork, research, and participate in service learning projects are also available to give students real, hands-on experience in the field.  No matter the program, students are able to gain knowledge and a new appreciation for how science impacts populations worldwide.

Upon graduation, having international experience on a resume can also help distinguish applicants in the competitive job market.  It can help demonstrate a global perspective of the field and real-world issues, flexibility and adaptability, and knowledge of and openness to other cultures.

PROGRAMS RECOMMENDED BY THE Biology Department

The Biology Department has not identified any recommended programs for their students.  Students can ask their academic advisors if they have any recommended programs and/or courses based on their personal or other advisees' experiences abroad.

WHERE BIOLOGY MAJORS HAVE RECENTLY STUDIED

CONTACT EDUCATION ABROAD ALUMNI

Interested in hearing from other biology students who have studied abroad?  The following education abroad alumni are interested in connecting with prospective participants and may be contacted with questions and for more information about their experiences abroad.

Name Program Major, Minor Term Abroad E-mail
Paige Ehrecke University of Newcastle, Australia Biology Sping 2014 ehreckep@uwplatt.edu
Carl Hatfield University of the South Pacific, Fiji Biology Spring 2014 hatfieldc@uwplatt.edu
Matthew Grieser University of the South Pacific, Fiji Biology Spring 2014 grieserm@uwplatt.edu

 

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