The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes the value of study abroad as part of a general liberal arts education. However, study abroad can be highly disruptive to the chemistry or biochemistry major if not carried out with suitable planning, due to the significant differences in the structure of science curricula in different institutions and nations.
While we do our best to assist students interested in pursuing an internship, we cannot guarantee an internship placement. The application process is competitive, and only qualified candidates will ultimately be offered an internship.
Michael Luby '10 pens a blog that chronicles a nearly day-by-day account of his year abroad studying Japanese in Tokyo. He shares his thoughts and adventures from climbing Mt. Fuji to playing Japanese video games. He usually marks his posts with the day of the week in Japanese.
George Altshuler '10 blogs about his experience studying abroad in France. Expect thoughts on museums, politics, education, and history.
During her semester abroad in Bali, Indonesia, Abby Hoeschler introduced three elementary schools to the Visual Thinking Strategies method of viewing art that she learned through her involvement with the Museum Assistant Program (MAP) at Middlebury. Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a research-based innovative approach used to introduce young viewers to works of art. Curator of Education Sandi Olivo employs the VTS method, which asks (rather than tells) viewers about art, in our student-led school tours at the Middlebury Museum. In Bali, I led VTS-based tours to three different elementary schools at a small fine arts museum focused on Indonesian painting.