Study Abroad in the UK and EU

Have you considered studying abroad? What about this school year?

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If you are interested in studying sciences in another country then Biology 4798, Scientific Roots in the UK and EU, is for you!  Students will be able to learn during the semester in Columbus about scientific breakthroughs that occurred in England and the EU, and then for spring break take a trip to visit the locations and landmarks associated with those discoveries.  Each student will have research projects including the Royal Society, HMS Endeavour, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Kew Gardens, and Cambridge University.  There will be a final project where students will get to report and present their findings.

Locations visited over Spring break: London, Cambridge, Lyme Regis, Paris

This is a great opportunity to get started in study abroad, if that is in your plans for the future.  Any opportunity to study abroad is an opportunity to learn more and be enriched by other cultures.  You will get the opportunity to visit both London, England and for the first time Paris, France as well!

IF enough students enroll this course will be offered in the spring.

While in the past this course has focused on Biology, it has been modified to include both Chemistry and Physics.

To find out more about this trip (application, prerequisites, etc…) visit: Scientific Roots in the UK and EU

Have you participated in this study abroad trip before? We’d love to hear about it! Share your study abroad experience in the “Submit a Feature” option in the sidebar so we can feature it on this blog.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Summer 2016 Internships

DAAD_RISE

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will be offering three internship programs for the summer of 2016. They will be RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany, RISE professional, and RISE worldwide.

All three programs look to combine research and study-abroad for a well-rounded experience and are targeted at students in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and other disciplines.

  • RISE professional is intended for recent graduates, Master’s and PhD students, and alumni of the RISE program. Participants work with a German company where they are able to see the applications of science and engineering. Scholarships are included to cover living expenses.
    • Online registration and internship database for RISE professional open on December 1st. The application deadline is January 31, 2016. 
    • To learn more, visit www.daad.de/rise-pro/en or email: rise-pro@daad.de.

 

  • RISE worldwide allows German students to be matched with abroad hands-on researchers. Scholarships are given to cover living expenses and travel costs.
    • Research groups interested in hosting a German student should submit project proposals to  www.daad.de/rise-weltweit/en. This will close on October 15, 2015.

 

  • RISE Germany allows undergrads to work on research projects in universities in Germany. Students get paired with PhD students and get to do hands on lab work while learning new technical skills. RISE Germany participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses.
    • Online registration and the internship database for RISE Germany open on December 1st. The application deadline if January 15, 2016.
    • To learn more, visit www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Study Abroad Course: Scientific Roots in England

Biology 4000, Scientific Roots in England, will be offered again this Spring 2016 if enough students enroll. This is a great opportunity to get started in study abroad, if that is in your plans.

The course is now more general than biology alone, and several topics in the history of chemistry and physics will be discussed.  The course culminates with  visits to London, Cambridge, and England’s “Jurassic Coast” to see important sites in the history of scientific discovery.   It should be interesting and useful for any “scientist,” and is also a blast!

An information session will be held later in the fall, but if you know you are interested, please contact Dr. John Cogan now at cogan.1@osu.edu or 614-292-4470.

The application deadline for this program is Oct 1, 2015. The application is available on the website of the Office of International Affairs (oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html).

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

All questions about this study abroad program should be directed to:
Dr. John G. Cogan
Auxiliary Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
cogan.1@osu.edu
(614) 292-4470