Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Students participate in summer Study Abroad program in Denmark

September 13, 2019

ChBE undergraduate students enjoy the culture of Denmark while completing their Unit Operations Course.

Clemson undergraduate students celebrate their completion of the DTU unit operations course.


Undergraduates in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, who are rising seniors, are invited each summer to participate in our Study Abroad program in Denmark.    This program allows them to take their required senior Unit Operations Lab course near Copenhagen, Denmark, while giving them a valuable international experience.

This summer, 20 ChBE undergraduates had the opportunity of completing their Unit Operations Lab study at the highly ranked Technical University of Denmark, DTU, which is one of the prestigious Nordic 5 universities.    The course takes place in the university’s cutting-edge pilot plant facilities and combines detailed theoretical and practical engineering experiences.   The summer study program is designed specifically for international students.

During their lab and classroom studies, the students completed multiple experiments related to chemical separations and reaction processes.   In addition, students traveled with hosts from DTU and fellow students from other universities to nearby cities and historical sites.

One of the participants in the Study Abroad program in Denmark this past summer was Alexis Cocolas.  She said:   “I had the opportunity of studying at Denmark Technical University this summer, along with 19 other Clemson students. Our hosts at the university were kind and made us feel very welcome upon arriving in the small town of Lyngby, just north of Copenhagen”

“We visited Fredericksburg castle and learned about the history of Denmark and its interesting royal family. We enjoyed a traditional Danish meal and visited a small fishing town on the coast. During our free time, we were able to do some sightseeing in Copenhagen from both the streets and the canals”

Most students were also able to do some international travel over the weekends.   For example, students were able to visit Gothenburg, Sweden, which was conveniently close to Copenhagen.

“It was an awesome four weeks, especially in the middle of a summer full of travel all over Europe,” said Alexis.


Ross Jasper and Alexis Cocolas in the DTU unit operations lab this summer.