As a STEM student, it is often perceived as difficult, even impossible, to be able to study abroad, much less find the right program to stay on track to graduate on time. On top of academic requirements, study abroad programs for STEM students are often costly. In response to these concerns, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Office of International Programs has worked hard to offer our students guidance and scholarship opportunities to help them pursue their study abroad dreams. With opportunities to learn more about their field in new contexts, students are able to continue the revolutionary history of Rutgers by seeing their science in action while abroad, and by bringing back new knowledge to propel their educational journey forward at home.
Following the continued success of our summer scholarship program, the Office of International Programs is pleased to announce our efforts to increase outbound opportunities to include winter and semester program scholarships. These will be offered in addition to summer scholarship opportunities. Applications for winter and spring semester open up on September 12, 2016.
Not convinced that study abroad is right for you? Check out what our past students have shared with us regarding their experiences abroad:
Michelle Arias (SEBS ’18 – Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources) – Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia Summer 2016. “This experience has left such an impact that I am now searching for more opportunities similar to this one so that I can build myself further as a scientist.”
Kayla Fowler (SEBS ’17, Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Women & Gender Studies) – Lifestyles of the Mediterranean. “This study abroad experience is definitely one I never thought I would be able to get the opportunity to do while in my undergraduate career especially as a double STEM major… Influencing not only my forward mindset in my last year as an undergraduate, studying abroad in Greece gave me newfound ideas about my final thesis I will be doing for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.”
Margaret Wang (SEBS ’17, Biological Sciences, minor in Food Science) – The Microbiology and Culture of Wine and Cheese. “Not only do I have an increased appreciation for wines and cheeses (as well as the microbiology behind their unique value), but I’ve also gained a culture and an experience that can’t be fully expressed in words or pictures.”
Rebecca Vermeesch (SEBS ’17, Marine Biology) – Coral Reef Internship. “Working on this project where we had to write a proposal, collect data, analyze it, and present it has given me a new respect for scientists and a better picture of what is to come.”
Alexander Ciorlian (SEBS ’19, Landscape Architecture) – Landscape Architecture in Germany. “I am excited to pursue this journey to meet new professors who can help me learn more about landscape architecture. It will be awesome seeing the major from another perspective and German cultural influence.”