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The World Travellers

The World Travellers
These four students have recognized, and taken advantage of, one of the incontrovertible facts of the modern world. Science is global, and the scientific leaders of the 21st century will be the people who understand global issues and have the courage to immerse themselves in the unknown. Check out their stories:


Kyle in Kiwiland

Although most natural sciences students who study abroad end up doing so over the summer, biochemistry major Kyle Marshall wanted a more immersive experience. He didn’t want to lose a step in his academic progress, however, so he needed to find somewhere that had classes that would meet the requirements of his degree plan. He found his ideal destination in the capital city of New Zealand.

Danke schön, Deutschland

Tara Saad knew two things when she began planning her study abroad experience. Germany had to be the destination, and laboratory research had to be the main purpose. Beyond that, though, Saad had to get creative.

The European Perspective

Houston native Phuoc Anh-Thi Nguyen made the most of her summer abroad in Denmark. She got credit for two courses that she was able to transfer toward her Biology/Pre-pharmacy degree at UT. She stayed with a host family and learned about Danish culture. And she got a new perspective on the different ways that health care can be delivered.

Gathering Plankton in the Shadow of the Sydney Skyline

Erin Elbel checks in from Australia, where she's spending a semester of her sophomore year in Australia as part of an exchange program at the University of Sydney.

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