College of Sciences Study Abroad Programs

Barcelona Science Program

The Barcelona Science Program is designed for students with a passion to learn science, math, and Spanish as part of an immersive international experience. Students attend small classes delivered by Georgia Tech faculty as part of a 12-week program offered in the fall semester. Program excursions include visits to Catalan/Spanish cultural sites, local scientific industry, research centers and participation in social and professional development activities with local students and faculty while residing at the University of Autonoma-Barcelona.

BEST-Lyon, France Program

The Biomolecular Engineering, Science & Technology (“BEST”) program uses a learning community-based approach to interdisciplinary training. This Georgia Tech faculty-led program offers an immersive international experience and promotes mentoring relationships between faculty, students, and professionals via small class settings and cultural and scientific excursions. Participants and faculty reside in France’s second city, Lyon, for approximately seven weeks in the summer semester. Courses take place at CPE-Lyon University, a university rich in history in the chemical sciences, engineering, and technology. Participants explore the inventions of Louis Pasteur, Victor Grignard, Pierre and Marie Curie and learn about cutting-edge science with a visit to CERN and a local scientific company.

Georgia Tech-Pacific Program

The Pacific Program is a Georgia Tech faculty led study abroad program held each spring semester. The program travels through countries in Oceania with the first six weeks spent in New Zealand and with the second six weeks in Australia. This experience gives students the opportunity to learn about different cultures, as well as visit different parts of each country. Excursions include scenic hikes at Lake Taupo in New Zealand, exploration of science, history, and local culture of New Zealand and Australia, and visits to the ecosystems at the Great Barrier Reef.

Scotland Program

The Scotland Program is a Georgia Tech faculty led study abroad program held each summer semester. Participants and Georgia Tech faculty reside approximately six weeks in Edinburgh. Students are enrolled in Georgia Tech psychology, neuroscience, or liberal arts courses for six to eight credits and learn about local cultural and traditions. Students have the opportunity to visit places such as the Edinburgh castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh’s Old and New Town (UNESCO sites), Surgeons' Hall Museum and travels to the highlands.

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