Global seminars

Upcoming CSE Global Seminars

CSE plans to once again offer Global Seminars in 2022, contingent upon travel permission. Students will attend the the popular Mechatronics in Switzerland seminar in May, and a seminar to Tanzania is being planned for winter break 2022-23.  

Contact for information.

First-year students should visit the Freshmen Global Seminars web page.

About CSE Global Seminars

CSE Global Seminars are popular short-term study abroad programs customized for CSE students.

  • Seminars are led by CSE professors.
  • There are no prerequisites or language requirements.
  • Students earn three or fewer technical credits (may apply as technical electives with departmental approval).
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
  • Seminars are typically three weeks long or shorter during winter break or May Session.
  • Seminar fees are approximately $5,000-$6,000—includes roundtrip travel, lodging, tuition, excursions, course materials, health insurance, and some meals.

If you have questions, contact the CSE International Programs Team (


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