Davidson believes that knowledge of other cultures and of the social, economic, political and scientific forces that shape our world are integral to a liberal arts education.
Our students embrace education abroad. About 65 percent of each graduating class has studied abroad for a year, a semester or a summer.
Through a variety of study-abroad programs, biology students, as well as students from other disciplines, have the opportunity to study diverse ecosystems first hand, conduct field research, examine public health issues, learn from experts, and become responsible global citizens.
Contact Davidson's Office of Education Abroad for more information.
The School for Field Studies
The School for Field Studies' (SFS) semester and summer programs, accredited by the University of Minnesota, create transformative study-abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. SFS "classrooms" include coral reefs, rainforests and African savannas, with programs available in Panama, Bhutan, Kenya and Tanzania, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Davidson students receive priority acceptance to SFS programs, and can receive biology course credits for them.
Davidson in Mwandi
Every summer Prof. Verna Case leads a month-long trip to Mwandi, Zambia as part of the BIO368 course. Students attend rounds and do rotations under the supervision of health care workers in the mission hospital.
Contact Prof. Case for more information.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
The Danish Institute for Study Abroad provides a wide variety of science courses taught in English in fields such as biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, medicine, environmental science, neuroscience and public health.
SIT Study Abroad
SIT Study Abroad (School for International Training) offers semester, summer, and academic-year field-based programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. SIT students experience cultural immersion through fieldwork, intensive language classes and urban and rural homestays with local families. They do research through an independent study project or case studies.
Students who participate in SIT Study Abroad programs are prepared to be interculturally effective leaders and professionals committed to responsible global citizenship.