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Study Abroad

An average of 650 Richmond students study, intern, or conduct research abroad each year. The University has over 75 study abroad programs in more than 35 countries. The chemistry department encourages its majors and minors to broaden their worldview with a study abroad experience. Science is, after all, an international endeavor. Taking chemistry courses abroad can provide students an opportunity to study an aspect of chemistry that UR doesn’t offer.

Most chemistry courses taken abroad will transfer back as a chemistry elective (departmental approval required before and after studying abroad). The ideal time for chemistry majors to study abroad is spring semester junior year, because the required Chem 300, Chem 301, and Chem 309 courses are only offered in the fall. Students wishing to study abroad in the fall of their junior year however, can arrange to take these courses fall semester of their senior year. See suggested course schedule below.

Freshman and Sophomore year:  Complete 4 core classes (Chem 141, 205, 206, 317)

Junior and Senior Year:

For chemistry majors who want to spend a semester abroad, we outline some options here: 

Option I:

The easiest is if a student plans a spring semester abroad. The required courses for junior and senior year could be taken in the following manner.

 

Fall

Spring

Junior Year

Chem 300/301 or Chem 309

Junior seminar

Research

(Total of 1.5-2.5 credits)

Abroad

Senior Year

Chem 300/301 or Chem 309

Elective

Senior seminar

Research

(Total of 2.5-3.5 credits)

Senior seminar

Chem 310/315

Chem 314

 (Total of 2.5 credits)

Option II:

If a student prefers a fall semester abroad, their courses for junior and senior year could look like this:

 

Fall

Spring

Junior Year

Abroad

Elective

and/or

Chem 310/315

Junior seminar

Research

(Total of 1.5 - 2.5 credits)

Senior Year

Chem 309

Chem 300

Chem 301

Senior seminar

Research

(Total of 3.5 credits)

Chem 310/315 or elective

Chem 314

Senior seminar

(Total of 2.5 credits)

Recommended Programs for Chemistry Students

Below is a list of programs to consider, and it is highly recommended that you meet with the Chemistry study abroad coordinator (Sam Abrash) to discuss your plans. To further explore these and other programs, including summer programs, internships, and semester programs in other locations, as well learn more about financial aid, scholarships, and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Dakar, Senegal (Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana (Africa)
Iringa, Tanzania (Africa)
Legon, Ghana (Africa)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Asia)
Hyderabad, India (Asia)
Khon Kaen, Thailand (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Middle East)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Maastricht, Netherlands (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction:
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Galway, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Santiago, Chile (Latin America)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Locations:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, German
Locations:
Konstanz, Germany (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, German
Locations:
Muenster, Germany (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Melbourne, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Brisbane, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Uppsala, Sweden (Europe)

Chemistry Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Samuel Abrash for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu