Spain: International Research at the Dairy Institute of Asturias

This summer research internship will provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their microbiology research skills while working side-by-side with international researchers at the Dairy Institute of Asturias (Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias) in Villaviciosa, Spain. Students will conduct laboratory research and learn new microbiology protocols and procedures at the research site in Villaviciosa, Spain. Students will experience full-cultural immersion during the internship and will develop a strong understanding of the Spanish culture. Weekends are free for the students to independently explore the country.


Courses: Independent Study (3 credits)

Program Dates: Mid-May to Mid-July


  • Non-refundable application charge and tuition
  • Not included: Airfare, housing, meals and personal expenses


  • Scholarships Application Deadline: Apply by November 15, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through March 1, 2020

How to Apply

Contact Adrienne LaBranche Tucker, Ph.D. directly at for application inquiry.

Have questions? We're here to help.

Adrienne Tucker, Ph.D.
Phone: 919-515-6653

Jose Cisneros
Phone: 919-515-1240