Study Abroad Programs

Find a program that's right for you!

As the world is growing smaller universities, including Rutgers, are looking for opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and cross cultural experiences for students. At the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, we are no different in our desire to participate in this internationalization effort and encourage students to explore the world through science.

The Office of International Programs has subsequently provided the below list to help you find an appropriate international program that can enhance your studies and educational goals while at Rutgers. These organizations have experience in running international programs of high quality and reliability.

To help offset the cost of study abroad, the Office of International Programs in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers the SEBS Summer Scholarship. All SEBS students are eligible to apply when also applying to a summer study abroad program.

Please be mindful that the summer scholarship and individual program deadlines may be different or require different information. Carefully read all information provided on program websites before applying.

We have also provided limited information on semester long and other internship opportunities not applicable for the summer scholarship. This information can be found at the bottom of this page for those interested.

There may be other programs that are not listed here but may be of interest to you. If you choose a program not listed, please confirm its suitability with us beforehand. In all cases check directly with the program to get the most up-to-date information.

Summer Programs
Program Possible Areas of Study
(Not All Encompassing)
Description
American Councils
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
  • Environmental and Business Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Science
Offered through Bryan Mawr College, American Councils allows students an opportunity to study energy in Central Asia through immersion and experiential learning. Students spend three weeks on the campus of Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP) covering topics such as energy commodities and the global energy market.
Augsburg College Center for Global Education
  • Public Health Environmental Studies
  • Journalism
  • Environmental and Business Economics
With a 30-year history, the Center for Global Education through Augsburg College is ready for anything study abroad. Students interested in public health, environmental studies, and even journalism and media studies will be excited by the opportunities offered with CGE in Namibia and Mexico. Do you find that a summer internship is more your style, well consider doing an internship abroad! CGE has programs in both the Namibia and Central America locals as well.
Austrian Marshal Plan Foundation
  • Applied Sciences
  • Environmental and Business Economics
The AMPF is an endowment that was initiated with the aim of transferring knowledge between the US and Austria through cooperative research opportunities. Each research project lasts for a minimum of three months with a focus on applied sciences, economics, and the social sciences. Applications can be found at the TU Graz website.
Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Biotechnology
With CENIDE, students gain education and experience working in the field of nanotechnology. The seven-week program offers students the chance to gain insight into the field while also exploring the culture and life of Germany.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Public Health
CIEE offers new and exciting study abroad opportunities in the form of year, semester, and summer studies. For the 2014 summer be prepared for explorations into anything from the marine sciences in Australia, to journalism in the Czech Republic, or public health in Argentina. With CIEE the possibilities are endless.
CIS Abroad
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology
From internships to summer study abroad opportunities CIS has got you covered. CIS Abroad has an extensive list of programs, both internships and study, which meet the unique needs of SEBS students. Whether it is interning with a Women's Center in Ecuador or studying Plant Bio-Diversity in South Africa, CIS Abroad has you covered.
Harvard Summer School
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
You don't have to be Harvard student to study abroad with Harvard University. All Summer Abroad programs are open to non-Harvard students. SEBS Students may be interested to find opportunities studying immunology in Japan, biology in Oxford, or even the history of science in Cambridge for the 2014 summer.
ISIS Belize
  • Animal Sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Public Health
With the tagline, "where education is an adventure" ISIS Belize opens the doors for students interested in wildlife and large animal veterinary medicine, traditional and contemporary medicine in Belize, and marine biology. Students from public Health, Animal Sciences, and Marine Sciences should take a look at the opportunity to study with ISIS Belize.
Michigan State University
  • All Majors
Not all summer programs are open to students from outside the MSU system. However, MSU has an easily searchable website to help students find programs that are open to all. Some programs that may be of interest include ecology of African mammals in Kenya; biology in the Galapagos; community, engagement, and sustainability in Ireland; conservation in South Africa; and mountain ecology in India.
Nanotechnology in Japan
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Biotechnology
The nanotechnology in Japan program focuses on increasing international collaboration amongst US and Japanese students. The ultimate goal: preparing today's students to be tomorrow's scientists. This program takes place over the course of the entire summer, so dust off that passport and hit the road!
North Carolina State University or Global Education Partners
  • Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Animal Sciences
North Carolina State University offers students studying agriculture the opportunity to explore research opportunities in either Australia or Ireland. The two locations offer unique opportunities based on the landscape and culture of the regions. Check it out today!
Organization for Tropical Studies (OIT)
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Public Health
  • Conservation
  • Field Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
Rutgers University is a member of OTS, which provides reduced program costs as well as opportunities for scholarship assistance. OTS has longstanding experience running summer and semester programs for undergraduate students in Costa Rica and South Africa. In addition, they have a separate National Science Foundation sponsored research experience for undergraduates. You may consider applying to either program. (Semester opportunities also available.) Please visit the Rutgers portal for OTS.
Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)
  • Biotechnical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Geological Sciences
RISE internships are formed through collaborations with German research institutes and partner universities. Through 8–12 week RISE internships students can gain valuable research experience in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and geology by working alongside German Ph.D. students.
Rutgers University Led Study Abroad
  • All Majors
The Rutgers Study Abroad Office has a long list of programs, which may be suitable to your educational goals. Some of the experiences that might be suitable for a SEBS student include the following: Please be sure to check with the Study Abroad Office for new updates.
School For Field Studies, The
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Plant Sciences
  • Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior
  • Sustainable Development
This is another organization that has a strong record in study abroad programming. Summer programs include field study and environmental health in Kenya; community wildlife management in Kenya; tropical rainforest studies in Australia; tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica; coastal diversity in Baja California, Mexico; and management of marine ecosystems in Turks and Caicos.
SIT Study Abroad
  • Renewable Energy
  • Geological Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Environmental and Business Economics
SIT runs several summer programs that may be of interest for SEBS students. These include community health and traditional Chinese medicine in China; renewable energy, technology, and resource economics in Iceland; and water and environmental policy in the Middle East in Jordan.
Strategic Marine Summer School (SMART or IMSS)
  • Marine Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Sciences
Marine science majors interested in Ireland should look into the SMART program. Targeted specifically at students going into their senior year or early MA candidates, this program focuses on Galway Bay, Cork, and the sustainable use of the marine environment.
Syracuse University
  • All Majors
Summer programs are open to all students. Relevant programs that may interest SEBS students include engineering research in Strasbourg, France; engineering internships in Madrid, Spain; architecture in Japan; Solomon Islands ecology and conservation; comparative health, policy, and law in the Netherlands and Switzerland; and sports studies in Australia.
Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM)
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
The Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) is hosting the program, Discovering Nanotechnology and Culture in Munich, Germany this summer. Rutgers University can offer SEBS students tuition at less than half the normal cost as a partner institution with TUM. SEBS students may be interested in the lab component as well as learning about German culture through this six-week program.
University of Connecticut
  • Food Science
The University of Connecticut has extended an offer to Rutgers University students studying food science. So, if you are interested in learning more about the Mediterranean Diet and different Tuscan Cuisines while traversing Florence, Italy, follow the link and apply today! You can also email Summer.Spaderna@uconn.edu or Jane.Kerstetter@uconn.edu (instructor, "Italy's Mediterranean Foods and Our Health") for more information.
University of Maryland
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Policies, Institutions, and Behaviors
  • Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
  • Plant Science
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Public Health
University of Maryland has been leading different study abroad opportunities for years with everything from year, semester, and summer courses led by both UMD faculty and non-UMD affiliates. Courses of interest include Environmental Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, The Ecology of Urban Experience: Plants, Water and People in Germany, Landscape Architecture and Music in Italy, Follow the Fringe: Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Movements in Media in the UK, or Sport, Commerce and Culture in the Global Marketplace in the UK.
Vets in The Wild
  • Animal Sciences
Vets in the wild is a fantastic opportunity to study wildlife conservation and veterinary methods in South Africa. For three weeks, students travel around on Safari interacting with rangers, veterinarians, and researchers. Apply today!
Semester Study Abroad or Other Areas of Interest
(Not Applicable for Summer Scholarship)
Program Possible Areas of Study
(Not All Encompassing)
Description
Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) is an opportunity for students to participate in international research projects with distinguished researchers in the field. Taking place over a two-month period during the summer, students work side-by-side for real time results and winning experiences. This is best suited for a third or fourth year student.
Freie Universität Berlin (FU-BEST)
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior
The mission statement says it all: "the FU-BEST Program seeks to educate responsible, global citizens by promoting intercultural sensitivity in a multi-faceted environment." This semester opportunity gives SEBS students the opportunity to explore his or her filed while also exploring the world. No language expectation for this program, though German language classes are a requirement Should your language skills excel, you may even want to consider doing a "sommersemester" to continue developing your world knowledge!
Euroshcolars
  • Any Major
The Euroscholars Program gives undergraduates an opportunity to study in one of 12 top European research universities. Programs range from one semester to one year in length. Students will carry out specialized research under the supervision of a local professor in addition to taking classes through the hosting university, and participating in a language and culture course. Research in the Euroscholars Program is relevant to a variety of disciplines in SEBS. You can view past students' research on the Euroscholars website.
German Universities for Applied Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
Work alongside German and international students for a semester or a year on a research exchange! Look for courses in agriculture, food science, biotechnology and many more!
The Umbra Institute
  • Food Science
The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy offers a semester long opportunity to study food science while living and learning in Italy. The program offers courses in Sustainability, history, and the business of food. Interested students can find more information at the link.
The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Planetary Science
  • Physics
The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. The program will provide students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or ""research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at Todai. Students in their junior and senior years are given priority, however, sophomores are encouraged to apply.

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