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Above the Clouds

Study Abroad

WHY TO STUDY ABROAD?

BENEFITS OF AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

For students in Chemistry, an international experience can be an integral component to the discipline. With the growth of international trade and globalization, it is critical for students to gain international experience and develop intercultural skills, such as cross-cultural communication, critical thinking, empathy, and tolerance for ambiguity. You are able to develop professional skills in a multicultural setting, as well as deepen your knowledge of other countries and cultures. This can better prepare you to interact with people from backgrounds different from your own. Students with international experience and global perspective often are most valued by employers.

 

Ask me about our new programs:

- Applied Organic Chemistry in the Netherlands (CHEM 2420 - Abroad)

- Summer 2023

- Direct credit

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ACADEMIC & TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

Depending on the program you enroll in, you may receive either direct or transfer credit for the courses you complete abroad. All students wishing to study abroad must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, depending on the program. Planning ahead is key to finding a program that meets your academic and personal goals.

The Chemistry program and the International Studies Office recommend planning for your international experience as early as first year, and encourage you to meet with an education abroad advisor, as well as your academic advisor.Previous Chemistry students have found the fall of their third year as the best term to study abroad. The spring of the second year may also be an option for some students. Summer and January term programs are also available. Remember that courses must be preapproved by the DUP to fulfill CHEM major requirements.

STEPS TO GO ABROAD

  • Get a passport

  • Complete the online Education Abroad Workshop

  • Talk with your department about timing and course requirements

  • Meet with an ISO education abroad advisor and explore opportunities

  • Learn about funding resources (financial aid, scholarships)

  • Research programs and apply online

  • Participate in cross-cultural seminars (CORE)

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International Studies Office

208 Minor Hall

studyabroad@virginia.edu

educationabroad.virginia.edu

Interested in other disciplines?

Explore additional major advising sheets online  educationabroad.virginia.edu/your-major

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PLACES CHEMISTRY STUDENTS WENT

(you are not limited to these options)

ASIA

Shanghai | Fudan University

United Arab Emirates | American University of Sharjah (via CIEE)

Singapore | National University of Singapore

OCEANIA

Australia | University of Sydney (via IES)

Australia | University of Technology Sydney (Via TEAN)

EUROPE

Ireland | University College Dublin

Spain | St Louis University in Madrid

Spain | University of Valencia*

Ireland | Trinity College Dublin (via IES)

UK | University of Edinburgh

UK | University of Bath

UK | University of St. Andrews *

* Direct credit

COURSES  

Introductory College Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Biological Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry Supramolecular Chemistry

Biochemistry of Biomolecules

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