Learn Abroad

Gain an international perspective, hone your communication skills across cultures, and make lifelong friendships by pursuing a portion of your ISyE degree coursework overseas — either for a full semester or in one of our three-week global seminars.

Learning abroad can have a profound impact on a student's life and college experience. There are countless reasons to study in a new country, including:

  • Practicing communication across cultures
  • Gaining an international perspective in your field
  • Preparing for work in the global economy
  • Using your technical experience to help others

Four Ways to Study Abroad

Freshman Global Seminars

Travel abroad during winter break, spring break, or May session of your freshman year as part of the College of Science and Engineerings's freshmen global seminars. Get to know a faculty member and other students, earn one credit, and learn about a technical topic.

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Exchange Programs

Study at a foreign university through semester or summer exchange programs and take technical coursework, fulfill liberal education requirements or earn language credits.

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CSE Global Seminars

Travel on a faculty-led, three-week global seminar during winter break or May Session. Explore technical topics and global communities while earning three technical credits.

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International Service and Research

Put your technical skills to work through international internships and research, or help others by volunteering for international service organizations.

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About Emma O'Brien's Australia Experience

Emma O'Brien

In 2018, Emma O’Brien spent the spring of her junior year supplementing two courses with a hands-on engineering internship at Ramp RFID Solutions in Sydney, Australia.

Although initially placed on the marketing team, Emma quickly got involved with an industrial engineering-related project, including working on an RFID bus tracker that was inconsistently reporting data.

“I sorted through heaps of raw data to determine which systems were functioning improperly and ultimately made a customer manual on the proper use of the software,” she said. During her internship, Emma also discovered an interest in analytics and has since made the subject a focus in her studies.

Interested in seeing the world?

Most ISyE undergraduates complete their semester abroad during the spring of their sophomore year. Early advising—even prior to declaring a major—is essential to successfully take part in this exciting learning opportunity. Advising should first be completed with Lisa Miller, Director of Undergraduate Services for ISyE, to go over transfer courses prior to learning abroad.

Once you are ready to consider your options within the program, schedule an appointment with the College of Science and Engineering's Learning Abroad office.

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