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Study Abroad & International Internships

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Global Education Oregon (GEO) and UO GlobalWorks maintain academic exchange and career-enhancing internship programs with universities and organizations around the world.


The Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program offers students in the sciences the opportunity to spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying and living abroad in Europe while completing coursework and/or research in their field of study. The program encompasses 16 different European universities in 8 countries.

Other GEO Exchange Programs

Below is a list of some institutions with strong programs in chemistry and related fields. For a complete list of exchange programs visit Global Education Oregon.

Hong Kong University Exchange

Take chemistry, math, physics, biology or earth sciences classes in English alongside students from all over the globe at one of the world’s top 30 schools. Due to its international business role, Hong Kong makes Chinese culture accessible to English-language speakers. As a doorway to Asia, it hosts cutting-edge world architects and innovative scholars in the sciences.

National University of Singapore Exchange

A multi-ethnic, multi-lingual nation, Singapore is situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is at the center of Southeast Asia. This exchange program offers the opportunity to take classes in English at one of the world’s top 30 universities in the Asia-Pacific region. English language course offerings include environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine and public health courses.


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Students with at least three years of university-level Spanish can take regular courses with Mexican students for a semester or an academic year. UNAM in Mexico City is the world’s largest university and offers courses in a wide range of disciplines including Chemistry, Chemistry Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Physics, and Mathematics. UNAM has three Nobel laureates among its alumni including Mario Molina, who won the Chemistry prize in 1995 for his role in understanding the hole in the ozone layer.

UNIS Arctic Scientific Studies in Svalbard

The UNIS Arctic Studies Center is designed for intensive, field-based scientific study of the Arctic environment, with graduate and undergraduate offerings in biology, marine biology, physics, geology and geophysics, and environmental science and ecology. You will get to experience a unique Arctic environment, with immersive, hands-on learn opportunities and a chance to engage with other students and experts in the field of artic studies. All courses are taught in English.

University of Oslo Exchange

The exchange program with the University of Oslo allows graduate and undergraduate students to enroll directly in courses taught in English in many fields of study, including astrophysics, medicine, molecular biology, chemistry, geosciences, and more. Oslo also offers a 6-week summer term with specialized courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  A charming capital set on a fjord shore, Oslo is the center for the Nobel Peace Prize Institute and the oldest and largest university in Norway.

Australian National University Exchange

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is a modern and vibrant city that offers its residents a blend of urban living and proximity to nature. ANU’s location near the city center gives students easy access to a variety of national museums, cultural events and recreational activities. ANU offers several unique areas of study, including: Chemistry, Material Sciences, Earth Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, and Mathematics.

La Trobe University Exchange

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities with an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Along with many traditional classes in Chemistry, Mathematics and statistics, Nanotechnology, and Physics, La Trobe offers several unique areas of study, such as aboriginal studies and environmental management.

Uppsala University Exchange

Students to enroll directly in courses taught in English in many fields of study in “the Harvard of Scandinavia.”  Courses are available in English in a wide array of scientific fields and specialized programs, including astronomy and space physics, radiation sciences, theoretical physics and more.  Uppsala also offers 4-, 6- and 8-week summer sessions with courses in Swedish language and culture. Once the Viking capital of Sweden, Uppsala is a richly historical university city less than an hour from cosmopolitan Stockholm.


UO GlobalWorks International Internships

UO GlobalWorks International Internships connects UO students to career-enhancing, credit-bearing, personally rewarding international internships.