Study abroad while studying Chemistry

Kerri and her sister Megan (also a Carroll alum) enjoy time together during Kerri's study abroad trip to Chile.
Monday, January 22, 2018

My name is Kerri McInnis and I am a junior at Carroll College.  I am double major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish. Additionally, I am a research student in the Chemistry Department for Professor Pharr.  Although I love learning in the classroom, I know that students cannot learn all the skills necessary to be successful through books.  This is why I am passionate about research and global education: studying abroad, Engineers without Borders, Medicine in Mexico, and all the other global opportunities at Carroll education.

Last fall, I studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile for 6 months at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.  I spent my weekends and free time surfing, sand boarding, eating lots of sushi, and meeting new people from all over the world.  Plus, I got to travel around Chile and South America: to the Atacama desert (the driest desert in the world) and Iguazu falls (1 of 7 natural wonders in the world). No matter what you are studying, a multicultural education is and will be crucial to solving global issues.  Academics should never get in the way of global adventure and vice-versa; in fact, the directly support each other.  Vamos Chile!

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One of the many advantages of studying Chemistry at Carroll College is that the course schedule makes it extremely easy for you to study abroad in your junior year. Learn about study abroad as a chemistry major »

Kerri McInnis
Kerri McInnis