Study Abroad Tips for Science Majors

Participating in study abroad programs will be difficult because of demanding science course schedules, but you can take advantage of these programs with proper planning.

College is the perfect time in your life for exploring the world outside of your friends, perspectives, and culture. A great way to expand your college experience is to study in another country. You can take a wide variety of classes including foreign language, history, or science. Keep in mind that you aren’t limited to courses for your major.

Participating in study abroad programs will be difficult because of demanding science course schedules, but you can take advantage of these programs with proper planning.

Start early!

Planning as early as your freshman year is recommended so that you can explore how you will cover the costs of the program, which include transportation, living arrangements, courses, books, food, and entertainment. Many students use financial aid in addition to scholarships/grants. Attend the study abroad fair and go to the study abroad office for information To start planning!

Get advice

Meet with your advisor to discuss available study abroad programs. Your advisor will provide guidance on courses and programs that would suit your interests. Most importantly, you want to stay on track with completing your degree.

Summer programs

Consider summer intensive programs as compared to semester/quarter programs. Taking courses abroad may not be possible with a packed fall or spring term. However, summer programs tend to be shorter and more intense, which may be more suitable for your schedule.

Outside opportunities

Explore study abroad programs provided by outside organizations. There may not be a study abroad program at your college that fits your interest. Research organizations and even other schools that offer study abroad opportunities, but ensure that these courses will be accepted at your college.

I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. The process may be a long and challenging journey, but the reward of experiencing life in a new culture is much greater. With the right planning and guidance, you can achieve your study abroad goals.

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