Study Abroad

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Students in Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders, 2019

CEGE encourages students to expand their experience and world view through travel and service. The College of Science and Engineering facilitates a variety of travel opportunities to explore technical topics and global communities. CEGE faculty often participate in these global offerings.

Global Seminars

Department instructors frequently lead May Session Global Seminars. These three-week programs take place between the spring and summer terms and provide students with three credits of technical coursework focusing on a global issue.

Recent CEGE-led Global Seminars include

  • Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery in Bangalore, India
  • Ancient and Modern Structures in Italy
  • Wind Energy in Northern Europe

CSE Global Seminars

Learning Abroad Programs

The College of Science and Engineering has made a commitment to providing pathways for internationalizing the undergraduate experience.

Learning abroad experiences

"Studying abroad has lots of great benefits. One of them is that employers love it. They like someone that has experience internationally, and it was great as an environmental engineer to be able to travel to different countries and see the way that different countries interact with their environment, because ultimately we all have to learn from each other when tackling such big environmental issues."

—Evan Epple, Environmental Engineering 

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