For students in any discipline, study abroad programs can pave the way for new perspectives and ways of engaging with disciplinary materials. The Department of Biochemistry offers several study abroad programs for students with a wide array of interests. For more than two decades, the Uganda Program (led by Professor James Ntambi) has built opportunities for students to apply their understanding of metabolic function through an immersive experience linking diet, agriculture, medicine, and culture. Students involved in research on campus also have the option of applying for a summer research internship abroad in the United Kingdom or Germany.
Biochemistry majors also seek out study abroad opportunities affiliated with other departments and programs through the Office of Study Abroad. Upon returning from their programs, students may choose to serve as correspondents, sharing reflections on their time abroad and how their experiences beyond the classroom have deepened their understanding of their fields of study at UW–Madison.
Last year, seven biochemistry majors wrote reflections as study abroad correspondents. You can read about their adventures in England, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Ecuador, and Spain here: