The programs below offer excellent opportunities to stay on track with your Biology degree requirements while studying abroad.
The “Nature, Governance, and Sustainability in Costa Rica” study abroad program focuses on exposing students to both the natural beauty of the country and to the policies and practices of the Costa Rican people that have helped turn the country into the extraordinary destination that it is. This is a new program starting in the summer of 2019 sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences, the Office of International Education, and the Office for International Initiatives. Students will spend 5 weeks studying and traveling to 4 different cities in Costa Rica: San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Monteverde, and Canton de Quepos. The program is open to undergraduate students from all majors and backgrounds at Georgia Tech. Knowledge of Spanish is not required to participate in the program. Costa Rica is a unique location to study biology and its ethical and governance dimensions because of its legislative policies focused on sustainability and the environment.
Explore the Southern Hemisphere through the Pacific Program. During spring semester, participants will spend six weeks in New Zealand followed by approximately four weeks in Australia and two weeks in Fiji, each location offering something unique that supports the program's academic mission. The program is offered every Spring semester.
The BEST program combines study at Georgia Institute of Technology, the premier science and engineering institution in the southern U.S., with a summer experience at CPE-Lyon University, a university rich in history in the chemical sciences, engineering, and technology. Participants can explore the inventions of Louis Pasteur, Victor Grignard, Pierre and Marie Curie while studying in France's "second-city", Lyon. The program is offered in Summer semesters.
Interested in studying in the neighborhood of Picasso, Dali, Gaudí, Miró and Messi? The Georgia Tech-Barcelona Science Study Abroad Program is designed for students with a passion to learn science, math, and Spanish as part of an immersive international experience. The program is offered in Fall semesters.
In addition, many biology courses are available through Georgia Tech partner universities abroad. Some of these universities teach biology courses in English, such as Hong Kong University, Tokyo Technological University, University of Victoria (New Zealand), National University of Singapore, University of Strathclyde (Scotland), and Bilkent University (Turkey).
Georgia Tech offers an International Plan through the Office of International Education. The International Plan is a degree-long program of study integrated into your Biology major. It enables you to develop international competence at a professional level so that you can effectively compete in a global marketplace. The Biology program has integrated international studies, language acquisition, and overseas experience into a traditional Bachelor of Science degree. Upon completing the International Plan, your diploma and transcript will state "Bachelor of Science with international Plan". Significant international studies can differentiate your resume from a crowd competing for positions in industry, academia, or medical school. This curriculum can be completed in four years. Please see your Biology advisor to develop a detailed 4-year plan.