Spend your summer in Spain working on a research project! Experience a different culture through studying abroad while focusing on a project that will be mentored by one of the top researchers in your field. Not sure what summer research program is best for you? We can help you find the program that best fits your needs. Over the course of the summer you will have the opportunity to explore hypothesis driven research, investigate, learn to work with other group members, and present your final observations in an intelligent thought provoking manner. The STEM summer research program in Granada is hosted by the Andalusian Center for Environmental Research, focusing on studies into the Physics of the Atmosphere. It is best-suited for physics, mathematics, and environmental science students. The 6-credit intensive research experience is accompanied by 6 credits-worth of Spanish to be taken at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas for a total of 12 credits. You will meet with your research mentor to discuss your proposal before arriving in Spain, and full project descriptions are available upon request.
All research is conducted in English. Some basic conversational Spanish is helpful to navigate daily life in Granada, though is not a prerequisite for participation.
This is particularly beneficial if you are aiming for graduate school in a scientific discipline.
You will have in-depth discussions with your research mentor before arriving in Spain to begin work on your proposal.
Prior project examples include: On the relationship between air pollution and noise levels in the Granada Urban Area; Can pollen particle matter be monitored by Sun-Photometric Techniques?; Atmospheric particles influence on clouds: Why are those clouds there?
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.
This innovative research program brings you to Dublin, Ireland, to one of Europe’s leading research-intensive institutions, University College Dublin (UCD). Ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education rankings, UCD has the facilities and faculty to support your research program in the UCD O’Brien Center for Science.
A variety of innovative research projects are offered in key areas of study: biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, and ecology. You will conduct your independent research alongside academics and Ph.D students with expertise in areas such as molecular biology, particle physics, synthetic chemistry and data analytics.
Spending your summer conducting independent research in your STEM field of choice with leading experts in Ireland will add a fascinating dimension to your resume when applying for graduate school or a career in the field. The young and lively city of Dublin is thriving in summer with many exciting cultural opportunities.
This is a highly competitive program with limited places so please apply early to increase your chances of acceptance onto the program.
You will engage in faculty supervised, hands-on research projects with results that will culminate in the preparation of a research paper.
Faculty mentors will work closely with you to direct your continued growth and knowledge development in the chosen research topic discipline.
The Arcadia Dublin Center staff will be on-hand to support you and ensure that you also find time to meet Irish people and enjoy their rich culture, strengthening your understanding of this fascinating country.
The full range of facilities at UCD’s leafy Dublin campus will be at your disposal: clubs and societies of all kinds and a prime location to help you explore everything Dublin and Ireland has to offer.
Prior project examples include: Genetic and pharmacological determinants of vision (using zebrafish to early onset model blindness); The effects of trauma-induced neuroinflammation on Alzheimer's disease-related pathology; Automating digital forensic evidence analysis through deep learning