Education Abroad for
Globalize Your Education
Chemistry majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help you to understand the discipline of Chemistry more deeply.
Review the resources here to first explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then connect with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on to ensure that you're choosing the best program to fit your goals.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You Can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
I studied abroad because a faculty member recommended it. Studying abroad is honestly something I feel all students need to do for at least a month.The understanding that there is more than the United States is invaluable.
- Evan Batson, Chemistry Major
Program: PSU Faculty-Led Spain: Barcelona - Third Year Spanish Language and Culture in Context
What Programs Work Well for Chemistry Majors?
The programs listed below not only offer a wide variety of chemistry courses but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, certificate or elective credit.
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
IE3 Global Internships
PSU Exchange Egypt: Cairo, American University in Cairo (AUC) (Exchange)
USAC South Africa: Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Courses
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in London, England - University College London
CIEE Arts + Sciences (Dublin City University) in Dublin, Ireland
IE3 Global Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, Culture, and STEM in Valencia
USAC Scotland: University of St Andrews Undergraduate Courses
USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University Undergraduate Courses
IFSA- University of Edinburgh
IFSA- University of Glasgow
IFSA- King's College London
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Wollongong, Australia
IFSA New Zealand University of Otago
IFSA New Zealand, Christchurch - University of Canterbury
USAC Australia: Griffith University Undergraduate Courses in Gold Coast or Brisbane
USAC New Zealand: Massey University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.