A rigorous study abroad program can augment a biology student's studies at Middlebury College in special ways. Some study abroad programs provide unique experiences in areas like ecology, where studying different habitats is important, or animal or plant biology where the fauna and flora of a particular area can be distinctive. Other programs can cover material or teach techniques that are important to a student's specific track within the biology major, such as in areas of biotechnology or primate biology. Finally, others have unique relationships to Middlebury that make them effective in integrating their study programs to our students like the biology program at the Universite de Poitiers in cellular/molecular studies or the University of Lancaster for health professions studies.
Students interested in field biology (ecology or evolution) might consider the Semester Program at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. This program is offered in the fall semester and 4 credits can be transferred. Details about this program can be found at the Off-Campus Study Office.
The decision to study abroad and where to go must be made with consultation between the students seeking to go abroad and their academic advisors. Students are required to discuss their options with their advisor before approval. You should also consult the Off Campus Study office course information database prior to meeting with your advisor. .