Study Abroad

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2008 they will again offer the RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) and RISE professional programs. Scholarships are awarded to American and Canadian undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience.

RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering - gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.

To find out about eligibility and the application process as well as to read reports from past participants, please visit:

If you have an interest, please see Scott Kline in the International Office-Fenster Hall 140. E-mail him at or call him at 973-596-2442.