Penn State Intercom......May 1, 2003

Eberly College of Science
establishes exchange
program with McGill

The Eberly College of Science has established an exchange program with McGill University in Montréal, Canada, to expand educational opportunities for undergraduate students and to encourage relationships between the faculties of the two universities. This program is the first Canadian exchange partnership for the college and is in addition to nine existing opportunities with international partners in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

"We encourage our students to consider studying at one of our partner institutions in other countries to prepare them for scientific careers in which their endeavors likely will cross national boundaries," said Susan Knell, director of science cooperative education and science study abroad.

The McGill program, administered by the Office of Education Abroad, is expected to generate strong interest among faculty and undergraduate students, both for McGill's strong degree programs in the life, mathematical and physical sciences and for the atmosphere of Montréal -- a diverse cosmopolitan city easily accessible from State College. McGill University has about 20,000 undergraduate students and has produced 116 Rhodes Scholars. The first exchange students will study at McGill during the spring 2004 semester and will be chosen from applications submitted this spring.

As with all of the college's exchange partnerships, the McGill-Penn State relationship will involve not only exchanges of students from both universities, but also short-term and long-term visits by faculty for seminars and colloquia, as well as for research collaborations.

For more information, e-mail Susan Knell at