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Global Engagement

— PLEASE NOTE —

All student travel associated with education abroad programs has been canceled. Please know that we are still here to help you explore virtual learning opportunities and prepare to go abroad once circumstances allow.


Find Your Opportunity

If your undergraduate studies are giving you wanderlust, the College of Science wants to help you find an opportunity that will expand your resume and calm your travel bug.

Whether you’re learning advanced math in Hungary, studying dental care in Panama, conducting biology research in Australia or participating in a virtual research internship, you can be sure that you’re gaining valuable experience in a subject you’re interested in through the College of Science’s Global Engagement program. Our study abroad opportunities allow you to take courses, perform research, or participate in an internship in a number of countries around the world.

Discover Your Experience Abroad

There’s more than one way to have a global learning experience:

    • Virtual programs (details on the third-party programs page) allow students to have a global learning experience without leaving your home and earn academic credits or internship experience. The course offerings range from Global Health, psychology, to languages and business. Internships are offered in life and health sciences, business and computer science, and more.
    • Faculty-directed programs allow students to perform coursework under the direction of a Clemson faculty member in another country.
    • Through exchange programs, students pay Clemson in-state tuition to study abroad for a semester or a year at a Clemson University partner.
    • Via third-party programs, students can identify and build their own unique short-term or semester experiences based on their needs and interests.
    • SCIENCE undergraduate students also have opportunities to be involved with undergraduate research or internship during a summer or semester.

VIDEO: Health Missions Program in Costa Rica

Click on the image to view the video and learn more about study abroad programs. 

Still from a video about Health Missions in Costa Rica


Getting Started

Studying abroad requires careful planning to ensure that you receive all the credits you need by your anticipated graduation date. For example, you may have to take prerequisite courses or reorder some courses to free up classes to be taken abroad. You may need to consider how to finance your experience abroad. We are here to help you get to your destination and goal. Make an appointment with the SCIENCE Global Engagement team at the beginning of your planning process, and we’ll assist you with choosing a program, filling out applications and preparing for your time abroad.

Let us help you find a program

STEP 1: Complete the Study Abroad Advising Application, including the virtual Study Abroad 101 session embedded within.

STEP 2: Explore program options and meet with your academic adviser about your degree progress and planning. Once you have an idea when to go abroad as well as what courses you will be able to take abroad, we can help you decide which program is right for you.

STEP 3: Make an appointment with Yuki Kihara, assistant director, global engagement, for the College of Science. She will help you navigate the study abroad process, beginning with how to select a program. She will then help you verify that programs are accredited. She can also explain how your chosen program will convert into credits at Clemson.

STEP 4: Once you’ve found the ideal program, it’s time to apply and get courses approved for credit transfer. Have your coursework pre-approved to ensure you receive the maximum credit for the courses you take abroad. Complete the “Request to take Courses Abroad” form by meeting with your academic advisor and financial aid adviser (if applicable). This may require multiple signatures.


Looking for undergraduate research opportunities?

Clemson SCIENCE students have opportunities to participate in a research project abroad by participating in a faculty-directed program, applying for a fellowship program or studying abroad for a semester and take an independent research course. See below for some of the examples and talk with the SCIENCE International Programs manager.

Research Opportunities List
 
Program Duration Country Area of Study
Clemson Faculty-Directed programs Summer Japan Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry; other major students should contact a faculty director of the program
DAAD Rise Summer Germany Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen Summer Germany Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Various Third-Party programs Semester or summer Various countries Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics. *Some study abroad programs offer options to add an internship or independent research course in addition to regular coursework.
CONTACT US

 

Global Engagement
118 Long Hall
✉ ykihara@clemson.edu
☏ 864-656-9857