Whether you’re interested in waste disposal, food science, new medicines, or new sources of energy, getting an international perspective enhances your understanding of the properties of matter that make up all living things. Taking your chemistry studies abroad provides the opportunity to learn comparative research methods and work with international chemists finding ways to safely use gray water in the Netherlands. You can learn to use tools that explore the chemistry of complex biological systems in Singapore, or work in a lab to develop drug test prototypes in Sweden.
My internship at NUS Forensic Science Laboratory was a boost to my college career and decision-maker of my future. Many students say it's difficult to know what to pursue, yet I believe the first step is to be proactive and I'm glad I took my shot. The challenges that confronted me helped me grow as an individual and the happiness I found throughout this journey made me more certain of becoming a forensic scientist.