Pictured: Heidelberg, Germany. Oh, yeah!

Opportunities abound for research and travel! Here are just a handful of the many places Wash. U. SPS members worked in 2016:
University College London (London, United Kingdom)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (Munich, Germany)
University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
Technion- Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)

Below please find a partial listing of international summer physics opportunities. Of course, jobs may also be obtained through other methods besides formal programs. If you know of/find other programs not listed here, please let us know and we’ll add them to the website!

Many jobs, internships, and research experiences listed here come with a stipend or salary, and some additionally cover travel expenses and housing. The primary language used in the sciences is currently English, so most programs also do not have specific foreign language requirements. Be sure to double-check the application deadlines – this site may not be current. Also, please check both this website’s research page as well as the Wash. U. Study Abroad Office for other opportunities or Wash. U.-affiliated/approved sites.
International Sites run through U. S. Universities

  • International NSF-REU Sites
    Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites with an international travel component, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Locations and deadlines may vary.
  • UF- Gravitational Physics REU
    Locations vary each year. 2017 sites included Italy, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Korea, and the Netherlands. Airfare and housing covered in addition to $5,000 stipend. Applications due mid-December.
  • UCSB – CISEI Program
    Research sites include United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and China. Applications due mid-February.
  • Wash. U. Study Abroad Office
    You don’t have to formally go through the Wash. U. study abroad office to go abroad or do research abroad. The academic calendars of many countries do not align with that of the United States; thus, what may to us be the summer months may still be their spring semester. Some of our formal exchange partners, however, will let you do research during a study abroad program (although you might have to pay tuition instead of receiving a salary).

International Programs

Washington University SPS