Study Abroad

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From tropical marine ecology to global health, many fields have biology at their core, and one of the best ways to see it in action is to live and study in another country. Studying laboratory science in STEM-focused institutions around the world is another great way to deepen your biology studies through the lens of another culture.

International Exchange

One of the best options for Biology majors is to enroll as an exchange student at a top international institution for fall or winter semester, spring semester or quarter, a full academic year, or summer term. Exchange students experience an immersive study abroad experience, living and learning with local students in their chosen city, while tailoring their coursework to fit their academic plan. Fill out this interest form to get matched with a GEO advisor.

Exchange Programs

Study Abroad with UO

The University of Oregon offers over 20 study abroad programs for Biology majors. Programs are currently offered in Ghana, the UK, Panama, Japan, Australia, and more. 

Alternatively, you can intern abroad through the GlobalWorks International Internship program in a variety of regions around the world.

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Featured Study Abroad Opportunities in Biology

Marine Biology in Panama

Marine Biology in Panama

Tropical Marine Biology in Panama is a capstone course from marine biology majors that exposes them to tropical habitats such as coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses or the Caribbean coast of Panama. It gives students the opportunity to plan and execute a research project, through writing a proposal, designing an experiment, and analyzing and presenting results. In addition, students are exposed to a diverse Panamanian culture during excursions in both Panama City and Bocas de Toro.

  • Location: Panama
  • Develop a research project to carry out during a two-week field course in Panama
  • Term: Spring/Summer
  • Credits: 7 credits (courses)

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University of Bristol Sciences Lab Summer School

Designed for undergraduate students studying medicine, pre-med, health sciences, biomedical sciences, biological sciences or aligned subjects, this program is ideal if you are looking for a hands-on study abroad experience in STEM subjects. This three-week summer school focuses on three main academic themes: biomedical sciences techniques, exploring the systems of the body and clinical and specific inquiry.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Conduct experiments and research in small groups in a variety of biomedical disciplines
  • Term: Summer
  • Credits: 4 credits

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GlobalWorks International Internships

This program, administered by Global Education Oregon (GEO), offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors and locations around the world. Internship opportunities are highly customizable, and we guarantee placement in your preferred sector and location. Students earn up to 12 UO credits as well as life-changing work experience in a different culture. GlobalWorks has also developed four tailored internships with lab research and medical shadowing for STEM students.

Please email to discuss your options.

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