Virginia Tech® home

Study Abroad Opportunities

Virginia Tech Study Abroad

The Department of Biochemistry encourages students from all backgrounds and disciplines to explore, learn, and engage with other cultures through study abroad, international research and internships, and outreach opportunities. 

Loading player for

Explore these opportunities to travel the world and discover your passions — while gaining valuable skills and making progress towards your degree.

Semester Study Abroad at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

A partnership between the University of Dundee and Virginia Tech provides an exciting opportunity for Biochemistry students to study for a semester at Dundee. This experience is ideal for the spring semester of junior year.

Students seriously considering a semester abroad at Dundee are advised to contact our Study Abroad Coordinator: Michael Klemba (

More information: University of Dundee Partner Program on the VT Global Education website

Technical University of Darmstadt INSPIRED Program (Summer)

TU Darmstadt (Germany) offers a three-week summer experiential learning opportunitytermed “INSPIRED” that is a great fit for Biochemistry majors. For two weeks, students participate in interdisciplinary groups to complete a bioengineering project. The third week is spent visiting German biotech companies and the European Space Agency.

More information: TU DarmstadtINSPIRED website

Arcadia Abroad STEM Summer Research Projects

Arcadia Abroad (affiliated with Arcadia University) is a third-party study abroad provider that offers ~10 week summer research experiences in STEM disciplines, includingBiomolecular & Biomedical Science. Most of the placements are in the United Kingdom.

More information: Arcadia’s STEM Summer Research Programs website


  • Bio Item
    Michael Klemba , bio

    Associate Professor and Director of Biochemistry Study Abroad Programs: Biochemistry and Drug Discovery of Malaria