Biochemistry Study Abroad

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Studying Biochemistry Abroad


250 Biochemistry Study Abroad Programs


Our international internships are customized to match your interests, career aspirations, and your desired length of stay in Spain. Internships last a minimum of 4 weeks, but we encourage you to stay as long as you can. Obviously, the longer you stay in Barcelona, the more time you will have to immerse yourself in the local culture, practice your Spanish, learn the ins and outs of your internsh...

IES Abroad Sydney Direct Enrollment - Semester/Year Program

Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, or the University of Sydney. All offer an array of disciplines covering the spectrum from engineering to art history. Sydney will be your classroom....

Boston University Study Abroad

The Boston University Madrid Science Program, offered only in the fall semester, combines science coursework with Spanish language and culture studies at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and the Instituto Internacional. The program allows students to take courses that fit neatly into their curricula and requirements. In addition to coursework, students will participate in guided field trips to in...

Athena Study Abroad

Athena's London program takes place at the University of Roehampton, where students can live, learn and socialize together on a beautiful and historic campus in southwest London. The school offers a range of excellent facilities as well as easy access to the world-class museums, libraries and galleries of one of the most exciting and successful cities in the world. Students are taught direct...

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences program provides students with thorough education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. The program aligns with similar MSc programs at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English. The program contains modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to...

Community Internship + Study Abroad at Griffith University

Step out of your comfort zone, experience the great Queensland lifestyle and study abroad with Griffith for one or two semesters. During your Study Abroad semester you can also participate in the Griffith Community Internship. The Community Internship is a course (subject) which allows students to gain real-world experience with a not-for-profit organization and also earn academic credit. G...

Semester in Seville, Spain

Language acquisition and cultural immersion are always at the forefront of Adelante Abroad's programs. In Seville, Spain, students are sure to develop their Spanish language, conversation, and reading composition skills. There may not be a better place to do it either. Seville, Spain is a beloved destination among tourists. Why not spend a semester in one of southern Spain's most popular And...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Amman is a millennia-old Middle Eastern metropolis built on a series of hills and valleys. Steeped in history, Amman boasts many historical monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheater, Herculean Temple, and Umayyad Mosque. As the capital of Jordan, the city is a hub for culture, education, business, and tourism. Amman is one of the most diverse cities in the Middle East and offers a thriving arts...

Academic Programs International

Cork is the ideal city for a student who thrives in an urban environment and someone who would take advantage of the many international festivals and concerts that happen year-round. All students will have a wonderful opportunity to experience Corks vibrant art scene and its community hosted international festivals. They will also get a chance to get involved around campus with over 75 clu...

University Studies Abroad Consortium

The Gold Coast and Brisbane program is ideal if you want to live and study near some of Australia's most beautiful beaches and rain forest and are looking for a wide range of courses in diverse disciplines. The program is located along the east coast of Australia which places you in the perfect location to head north, south, or west to explore the best of what Australia has to offer. At Griffit...

International Exchange Programs at Sharjah, UAE

Study abroad in the United Arab Emirates with American University of Sharjah (AUS). Participants of this international learning opportunity have the chance to take courses from any of the four colleges/schools in the University, namely, College of Engineering (CEN), College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD), School of Business Administration (SBA), and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). ...

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia's International Summer School provides a unique experience to live and learn in the UK at a world leading university during a 4 week period in the summer. Our course gives students the opportunity to gain academic credit studying abroad in one of a range of exciting academic modules, all delivered by the University's leading academics and industry experts. Our f...

Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)

London is the epitome of a global city with diverse communities, historic landmarks, amazing nightlife, world-class museums and outdoor markets. With a history that spans over 2,000 years, it is no wonder most agree with the Samuel Johnson quote, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Study for a summer, semester or one whole year at the London South Bank University (LSBU) in ...

The College at Brockport (SUNY)

Brockport's Program at Southern Cross University in Australia is great for anyone who is willing to explore the warm, laid-back, and friendly Australia. The university is widely recognized and highly-regarded by the Australian government. A popular destination for international students looking for a unique experience and learning approach, the university provides high quality academic program...

Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain with Panrimo!

Bask in the warm Mediterranean climate of Spain's capital city. Palaces, museums, and operas are only some of the attractions waiting for you here. Amazing food, people, and music make this one of Panrimo's most popular host cities! Carlos III University or Madrid is a widely-respected institution with strong faculty in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to engineering, arts...

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Studying Biochemistry Abroad

Biochemistry plays a fundamental role in understanding the world around us, by looking at the smallest atoms, molecules, ions, and the way they interact. Similarly, studying abroad can help you understand the world on a larger scale, investigating the connections between people, societies, cultures, and the way they interact in the modern landscape. Studying biochemistry abroad can give you a pass to explore a new part of the world and advance your education at the same time. Moreover, students come back from study abroad with a new perspective on biochemistry, how it is studied abroad, and how advancements in the field can make a difference in the daily lives of millions of people.

Why Study Biochemistry Abroad

As a growing field, biochemistry requires students to have mastery of biology, chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, and a slew of other fields. Additionally, biochemistry students are expected to be able to communicate well, work professionally in teams, and publish their findings. Studying biochemistry abroad can push you outside of your comfort zone, allowing you to learn new languages, new ways to communicate with team members, and to see the scientific world from a different viewpoint.

Many biochemistry students worry that studying abroad may deter them from graduating on time; however, with preparation into course scheduling and support from an academic advisor, studying abroad and staying on track educationally is possible. Furthermore, studying biochemistry abroad can give you a leg up once you graduate and begin searching for jobs or graduate schools. Biochemistry majors often seek admission into graduate programs, such as medical or veterinary schools, and these schools have high standards; graduate schools often look at time spent studying abroad as a bonus, since it is time spent developing yourself and improving your cultural education.


Biochemistry is vital to medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and countless other important industries; therefore, because of its significance, biochemistry can be studied nearly anywhere in the world. Whether you choose a location that interests you or travel to a place renowned for biochemistry research, your study abroad experience is bound to be enlightening.

Study abroad programs in Australia attract students from all over the world, because of the nation’s thoroughly developed biochemistry programs and well published, experienced professors. Australian universities cover a wide range of research topics, from pharmacology to the cell biology of tumor suppressing genes. Studying biochemistry in Sydney, the nation’s capital and famous oceanfront city, or in Brisbane, a northern city with year-round ideal warm climate, will afford every student equal opportunities for education and recreation.

Spain presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be tutored under celebrated biochemists, while exploring a country steeped in centuries old culture and improving your Spanish language skills. England and Ireland are other popular biochemistry study abroad destinations in Western Europe, as courses are taught in English and the location is ideal for those looking to explore the rest of Europe on breaks and weekends.

Germany is a world leader in biochemical pharmaceutical research and product development; some labs even offer undergraduate student research internships in tandem with course credit. Leading the world in biochemistry education, as well as the industry in general, is Japan; a country many students fall in love with during their time abroad because of the friendly attitude of its citizens, welcoming atmosphere, and cultural focus and importance put on education.

Studying Biochemistry Abroad

Typically, biochemistry majors need to take both a chemistry course and a math course each semester to complete requirements for graduation. Almost any academic institution abroad will offer both general courses related to biochemistry, such as chemistry and organic chemistry courses and advanced math courses like calculus.

Biochemistry study abroad programs are also excellent opportunities to get involved in laboratory courses, or even laboratory work for undergraduate students outside of the classroom. Different laboratories around the world are often equipped with different equipment, and being in a lab operating with different units and procedures can make you a flexible and skillful addition to any research team.

Though studying abroad is often thought of as having to take non-related elective courses, it is possible to find upper level biochemistry classes in most developed countries with well-established education systems, including courses that may not be available at your home institution. In the past, biochemistry majors have been pleasantly surprised discovering courses like bioinformatics, virology, biomedicine, and immunology offered by partner institutions or study abroad program providers abroad.

Doing research into what courses are offered in each biochemistry study abroad program is a vital step in preparing to go abroad; your academic advisor may be able to help you plan your time abroad and confirm course credits for required prerequisite classes too.

Once you are certain you are taking the courses needed for your biochemistry degree program, adding elective courses that are native to the country you are studying in, including language, food-related, or history courses, can round out your schedule and enrich your study abroad experience.


As the importance of biochemistry is recognized worldwide, many countries have developed robust biochemistry degree programs, making it a great time to study biochemistry abroad. It has never been easier to find accredited institutions with excellent chemistry and biology courses nearly anywhere in the world, so you can travel while working on your degree requirements.

After graduation, biochemistry majors are introduced to a highly competitive industry of lab and research jobs, or else must enter the daunting arena of graduate programs. Whichever your path may be, having biochemistry study abroad experience on your resume can illustrate to potential employers or admissions committees that you value international education and have gained important life skills, often including communication outside your first language.

Biochemistry is a study with the potential to improve lives around the world, with the advent of pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and genetic applications. Studying biochemistry abroad can give you a chance to glimpse the global importance of the field, while opening up your eyes to new personal experiences, networking connections, and a passion for international travel.

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