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Undergraduate Program

Study Abroad

Opening Day of the Rugby World Cup
Opening Day of the Rugby World Cup, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Breanna Eng ('13).

Why Study Abroad?

Open your eyes to the world
Science and technology have no borders! Invest in your future by developing cross-cultural skills that will enable you to communicate with scientists anywhere in the world.

Enhance your career
Learn how to function in a culturally diverse environment early on. Develop broader skills and the ability to adapt to new environments.

Personal growth
See your culture and yourself from a different perspective. Learn to appreciate other languages and global perspectives, while better understanding your own values.

Did you know?
You do not need to speak another language to study abroad. Many programs offer courses in English.

Experience chemistry abroad!
"...exploring with friends, singing karaoke, visiting onsens, talking over dinner with my host mom, and traveling to Kyoto and Okinawa allowed me to experience Japanese culture in a way books never could. I returned to America with memories I hope I always remember, and a greatly expanded Japanese vocabulary!" –Jacqueline Zaengle ’11, Tokyo, Spring 2010

Recommended Program

The following programs are especially suited for students looking to take chemistry courses while abroad:

Students may also be interested in University of Western Australia, DIS Copenhagen, DIS York, and DIS Bristol.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid counselors meet with students by appointment to discuss their specific study abroad plans and financial aid eligibility. They can also help you find many scholarships and loans that are designed specifically for study abroad. Their offices are located on the lowest floor of Wallis Hall.

Getting Credit

For information on major or departmental credit, contact:

Deb Contestabile
Office: Hutchison 404D
(585) 276-3663
deborah.contestabile@rochester.edu

For elective credit, consult with a study abroad advisor.

What are my first steps?

  1. Attend an information session
  2. Research available programs  
  3. Meet with a study abroad advisor