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Global Opportunities for Biological Sciences Majors

Each year, a number of biology students expand their horizons by participating in study and research abroad opportunities. These are valuable experiences that offer great personal growth, academic enrichment and the chance to explore the world while gaining hands-on experience in the discipline. Biology students have worked with sea turtles on the beaches of Greece; studied endangered primates in the forests of Bioko Island, Africa; conducted research in molecular biology labs in China, and explored diversity in culture and education by studying in classrooms in London, Scotland, Germany and Australia, just to name a few.

Dragons Abroad Blogs: Read what Drexel Students have to say during their experience abroad


Students have opportunities for both long-term and short-term international experiences. Co-ops abroad and some study abroad programs may offer opportunities to be out of the country for up to six months. Short-term opportunities exist through International Alternative Spring Breaks, Summer Study Abroad programs and intensive courses abroad.

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Two Unique study abroad opportunities within the Biology Department

Drexel in Equatorial Guinea: Biodiversity on Bioko Island

This opportunity takes place on the beautiful island of Bioko, home to some of the world’s rare and vanishing primate species and other endangered flora and fauna. Bioko Island is part of the Spanish-speaking central African country of Equatorial Guinea. Students participate in individual field research projects at the Moka Wildlife Center, utilizing the tropical forests, mountains, lakes and beaches of Bioko Island. They also complete coursework at the National University of Equatorial Guinea in the capital city of Malabo.

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Drexel in Cameroon: Biodiversity and Conservation

This unique three-and-a-half week field course pairs U.S. students with Cameroonian and Equatoguinean students in field-based research projects. The course is team-taught, and includes lectures and field instruction by professors from Drexel, UCLA, the University of Hong Kong, University of Halle Wittenberg (Germany), University of Buea (Cameroon), the Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences (Cameroon) and the National University of Equatorial Guinea. Lectures take place in Yaounde, the capitol of Cameroon. Students carry out field research projects at Mbam and Djerem National Park and Ebo Forest; both have excellent opportunities for viewing some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife, particularly forest elephants, chimpanzees and gorillas.

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