As a part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s expansive International Academic Programs (IAP), undergraduate students traveled across the world over the 2023 summer term to learn, intern and develop their professional skills. The program offers experiences in 67 countries for UW–Madison students from all majors and academic levels.
Among this year’s participants was Natalia Betancourt Rodriguez, a senior with a double major in biochemistry and global health. Betancourt Rodriguez gained hands-on experience in a cutting-edge technology lab through her internship at the One Health Center Summer Research Internship in Medellín, Colombia.
“During the internship, I was able to apply molecular biology techniques to aid in a research project geared towards the discovery of novel pathogens,” she said. “Outside of the work environment, we were also able to learn about the vibrant city of Medellín and attend cultural events.”
Read the full story to learn more about the summer experiences of Betancourt Rodriguez and other undergraduates who participated in the IAP program.
Be on the lookout for upcoming stories about study abroad programs offered through the Department of Biochemistry, including programs in Uganda, the United Kingdom, and Germany.