Education Abroad

Erik Patak
BME major Erik Patak says he learned the value of doing spontaneous things during his study abroad semester in New Zealand, like spending a week rock climbing at Hangdog crag.

Why education abroad?

Open your eyes to the world
Science and technology have no borders! Invest in your future by developing cross-cultural skills that will enable you to communicate with scientists anywhere in the world.

Enhance your career
Learn how to function in a culturally diverse environment early on. Develop broader skills and the ability to adapt to new environments.

Personal growth
See your culture and yourself from a different perspective. Learn to appreciate other languages and global perspectives, while better understanding your own values.

Did you know?
You do not need to speak another language to study abroad. Many programs offer courses in English.

Getting Credit

For major or departmental credit:
Taimi Marple
Office: Goergen 206 

For elective credit, consult with a study abroad advisor.

What are my First Steps? 

  1. Attend an information session
  2. Research available programs
  3. Meet with a study abroad advisor

Possible Programs

Here are some of the places that BME students have studied abroad. Click on student names to hear details on their personal experiences and visit the Hajim Education Abroad website to learn more!

Emily Grey, University of Sydney
Erica Hange, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Nathan Ward, Perth

Nicholas Boldt, Osaka

City University (London)
Queen Mary, University of London

New Zealand
Emma Gira, Christchurch
Hannah Goldring, Auckland
Cat Hauser, Auckland
Jamie King, Auckland
Erik Patak, University of Auckland

DAAD Rise Program (Germany)
Rochester sent 13 students to German research institutes with DAAD Rise scholarships in 2019, and 16 in 2018 alone. Learn about their projects here. 

Mariel Sackman, St. Petersburg

Dominique James, Global Brigade, El Censo
Emma Luke, Global Brigade, El Censo
Gabriel Guisado, Madrid
Laura Sherwood, IES Madrid Engineering
Louisa Bauer, Dublin
Julia Carr, Galway