Chemistry

Borders are virtually meaningless in this early 21st century global economy. As a future graduate with a Chemistry major or minor degree, you will be confronting global issues and will work in internationally-operated companies. "Wake up and face the earth!" T. Friedman advised us in his bestseller ‘The World is Flat’.

Chemistry Study Abroad Programs

Taiwan

Taiwan

An international experience will provide you not only with essential skills to work effectively in industry, education, or the public sector but will touch and change all the facets of your life by the experience of living in another culture, will strengthen your character, and will broaden your mind.

Academic Advice

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

First Year Students

The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.

Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore Students & Upperclassmen

  • Chemistry students considering Study Abroad should first schedule a meeting with their academic adviser to discuss options as early as possible. Due to the structured nature of science curricula and the fact that other countries often arrange chemistry content differently, finding appropriate equivalent courses requires consultation with your advisers and planning out your schedule a year or more in advance is recommended.
  • Students may take courses to satisfy requirements in their Chemistry Major, Minor, or General Education. Students may also apply for research credits while abroad.  
  • The Chemistry department strongly recommends that juniors explore the possibility of summer research/internship programs abroad. Projects with dual supervision from a foreign adviser and a GVSU chemistry faculty are strongly encouraged.
  • If interested in research, students should first discuss this opportunity with their chemistry adviser; they may enroll at GVSU in a research course such as CHM 399 or CHM 499, supervised by GVSU faculty, and earn credit for it while abroad.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad.
  • No restrictions have been identified by the Chemistry department.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program to be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months before departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and External options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Progam Type

Country

Program Host Institution or University

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

 

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

   

Partnership

United Kindom

Kingston University

 

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

   

Explore Other Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

You are not limited to the program options listed above. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed above.

External

Program Type

Country

Program, host Institution, University

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Depends on program

API

External

Depends on program

IES

External

Depends on Program

ISA

External

United Arab Emirates

KEI: American University of Ras Al Khaimah

 

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Dr. Dave Leonard
312 Padnos Hall of Science
(616) 331 3241

leonardd@gvsu.edu