Study Abroad

The Biology Department offers study abroad options in a variety of countries with a range of course and internship options. 

 

Rome Research Experience with the University of Rome Tor Vergata Department of Biology (10 Week Summer Research Program)

Accommodations: UD Rome Campus

Tentative Dates:  May 23th to August 3rd, 2019

Price: $3,650

Includes room, board*, daily transportation to Tor Vergata labs, insurance, and fees

* covers breakfast and dinner M-F when Rome campus cafeteria open and all meals on weekends when Rome campus cafeteria open

Credits
6 Biology Internship credits
3 Language elective credits (optional for Italian language concentration).

Application Materials: 

  • CV
  • Personal Statement to include:  
      • Research interests
      • Academic background
      • Collaboration in an international research environment
      • Future goals
  • Transcript
  • One (1) letter of recommendation**

Application due date:  October 15, 2018

Submit application to Ms. Jane Dugyon email jfdugyon@udallas.edu,

Subject line: RRE Applicant [your name] 
(**please ask the letter writer to email the letter to Ms. Jane Dugyon at jfdugyon@udallas.edu or send her a hard copy to the Biology Department) 

Research areas:  

  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Molecular Anthropology
  • Neurosciences.

Please view our presentation to students or download the powerpoint.
Questions?  Dr. William Cody at wcody@udallas.edu or Dr. Deanna Soper at dsoper@udallas.edu.

Tor Vergata Summer 2018

Biodiversity in Belize (Interterm 2019)

Trip: "Biodiversity in Belize" - Sponsored by EF College Study Tours

Dates:  Interterm 2019

Price:   See Webpage (https://www. efcollegestudytours.com/ professors-trip/2022429ER).

Credits:
3 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology - lecture course (taught UD Dallas & Belize)
1 Hour lab course (taught in Belize)

Students may take either course lecture or lab or both. However, BOTH sections require travel to Belize.

Program sign-up deadline:  September 12, 2018

Additional information:  This course addresses concepts in ecology using tropical habitats with a particular focus on rainforest and coral reef environments. Emotional and spiritual connection to the environment is explored through immersion in tropical habitats in Belize.

Note:  The class and lab are optional for participants in the tour. Students can elect to join the trip without enrollment in the class/lab.

For more information, view the webpage link:   (https://www. efcollegestudytours.com/ professors-trip/2022429ER).

Questions?  Dr. Scott Churchill at bonobo@udallas.edu or Dr. Deanna Soper at dsoper@udallas.edu.

Marine Field Ecology

Trip: Marine Field Ecology (in the Florida Keys)
Dates: March 10 - 14, 2019
Price: 1,200$ (does not include travel and some food)
Credit: 1 laboratory credit
Program Deadline: December 1st, 2018
Additional Information: This is an emersive experience at two biological field stations in the Florida Keys.  The first two nights and three days will be at MarineLab in Key Largo.  The next four days and three nights will be at the Elizabeth Moore Field Research Station run by Mote Marine Laboratory.  Students will snorkel (and dive if they have their open-water SCUBA license) the coral reef, snorkel the mangroves and sea grass beds.  Students will perform wetlab activities at MarineLab where they will investigate invertebrate diversity, planktonic diversity, and sea grass ecology.  At Mote, students will see first hand the research facilities and coral restoration facilities.  Students will observe coral decline (due to disease and bleaching) across the Keys barrier reef, which varies in latitude.
Questions? Contact Dr. Deanna Soper at dsoper@udallas.edu.
Forms Required for Participation: Registration, Release Form, and Medical Form.

 

 Other university approved study abroad programs

https://udallas.edu/study-abroad/index.php

 

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