Whether you are participating in the distinctive Richter fellowship or working independently with a faculty member, Occidental provides a vast array of opportunities for students to do research abroad. Check out the Richter Calendar to learn more!
From environmental impact on asthma in Peru, to healthcare delivery to the underserved in Ecuador, to history and self-denoted Identity in Morocco, students develop projects of scholarly merit that promote cross-cultural engagement.
Proposals are developed by the student in close collaboration with an Oxy faculty supervisor. While abroad, recipients work full time on their project. Upon return to Occidental College, students present their projects to the Occidental community at the Research Abroad Conference held each fall semester.
Research abroad scholars have successfully presented their projects at research abroad conferences and have utilized their work for senior comprehensive projects. Many research abroad scholars successfully pursue graduate fellowships and graduate degrees overseas.
The Richter Research Abroad program is generously funded by the Joseph Edward Richter trust which maintains the Paul K. and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Funds.
Read more about the proposal process to take advantage of this amazing opportunity
If you are participating in independent research projects, community placements or project work abroad you must adhere to the College policy and guidelines for this process. Read more to better prepare for this enriching individualized experience.
Before meeting with an advisor in IPO, be sure to complete the Research Abroad Planning Worksheet.
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