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Study Abroad

The University of Richmond prides itself on helping students find study abroad programs that allow them to experience another culture while taking classes that meet the requirements of their academic major. Many physics majors opt to study abroad during their time at the University of Richmond. The Physics Department encourages students to consider studying abroad because it provides students with an opportunity to engage in and learn about physics in a different socio-cultural context. Additionally, studying abroad places a global perspective on research, applications, and collaborations in physics. 

The crucial step for any physics student interested in studying abroad is to begin discussing and planning early with the physics department chair and the student’s academic advisor. Physics course offerings vary each year, therefore communication with the department chair is imperative in order to assure your fulfillment of all necessary requirements for graduation. Courses students wish to transfer for credit towards the physics major must be approved by the department before travel.

Recommended Programs

Below is a list of programs in various countries which offer physics courses. To explore these and other programs, including summer study abroad programs, internships and semester programs in other locations, as well as information on financial aid, scholarships and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
(Various), (Various) (Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Dakar, Senegal (Africa)
Gaborone, Botswana (Africa)
Iringa, Tanzania (Africa)
Legon, Ghana (Africa)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Middle East)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction:
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Galway, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Locations:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Locations:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dublin, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Brisbane, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)

Physics Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Con Beausang for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu