A term abroad or international exchange is an exciting educational and cultural opportunity, and the Chemistry Department strongly encourages student participation in these International Programs. It is important to begin planning for your international experience early. Since most terms abroad do not include technical courses, you will have to plan your major courses around the term in which you will be abroad. The fall term of the junior year is the preferred term for chemistry and biochemistry majors to be away from campus, but other arrangements are possible.
In addition, many terms abroad and exchanges have one or more prerequisite courses. Often, only one section of these courses is offered, which is true also of most of the middle and upper–level science courses. Plan to take prerequisite courses well in advance of your term abroad to avoid last–minute scheduling conflicts.