SEAS '20 Gabriel DeSantis

SA: ETH Zurich

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

Ask me about...

  • Being the only Penn student at my program

  • Taking graduate-level courses abroad

  • Learning to be comfortable on your own

My Experience Abroad:

I took three BE courses, including one lab course in tissue engineering. I was also able to take interesting courses in pharmaceutical engineering (drug delivery and computer-aided drug design) along with a health economics course.

Other Highlights:

  • Taking a Lab/Methods course where we use 3D bioprinters, electrospinning machines, and advanced cell culture systems

  • Hiking in the Swiss Alps almost every weekend while the weather permitted

  • Skiing in Zermatt next to the Matterhorn

  • Meeting superfans in Spain and getting a free ticket to a soccer match

  • Finding a favorite coffee shop, cocktail bar, and pizza place in a historic, clean, and beautiful city

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