The College of Engineering supports the university’s global initiative by promoting education abroad and encouraging students to participate in study abroad programs and other international initiatives. Students can study abroad and fulfill academic requirements at the same time. Engineering abroad programs may fulfill general education, technical elective, or major specific requirements.
Are there Education Abroad opportunities specific to the College of Engineering?
Each academic year, over 200 College of Engineering students venture abroad to nearly 40 countries, enhancing their understanding of the world and the international aspects of engineering. To support this student interest, the College of Engineering sponsors a series of discipline-specific and faculty-led education abroad programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Programs include Service-Learning in Ghana, Engineering Service-Learning at Montana de Luz in Honduras, Engineering Castles and Cathedrals in England and Wales, and Engineering Anciet Greece.
What is the Global Option in Engineering?
The College of Engineering has further integrated internationalization in the curriculum through the Global Option in Engineering. Students can gain the following without adding any time to graduation:
- Enhance global competencies
- Be better prepared for the practice of engineering in a global environment
- Participate as an active global citizen
Where can I learn more about international opportunities?
Students are encouraged to learn more about international opportunities and the Global Option by attending the Education Abroad Expo and the Engineering Abroad Expo, both held early in autumn semester. During the expos, students can speak with faculty leaders, program alums, and education abroad administrators about various study abroad programs. For more information on the study abroad programs available through the university, please visit the Office of International Affairs, Education Abroad.
Is there a staff member who works specifically with Engineering students?
Yes! Students may contact the Engineering Abroad Manager, Leslie Roberts.