Engineering Abroad

Discover different engineering programs around the world during a semester in Germany, Spain or even Switzerland. Imagine being able to complete your engineering co-op abroad as well. The possibilities are endless!

Engineering Programs

Internships 

Academic Advice 

Scholarships

Department Contact 

Resources for Advisors 

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Engineering. 

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

Switzerland

Computing and Information Systems

CIS 380-01: Data Analytics (3 credits) two weeks in Zurich AND  
CIS 380-02: Data Mining and Visualization (3 credits) two weeks in Allendale

*Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

**Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement.

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Austria

FH Joanneum

Affiliate

Available Courses

Germany

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

Partnership

Available Courses

Spain 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 

Partnership 

Available Courses

Ireland

University College Dublin

External

Available Courses

South Africa

University of Cape Town 

External 

Available Courses

South Korea

Korea University

External

Available Courses

Switzerland

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Partnership

Available Courses

United Kingdom

University of Oxford, St. Anne's College

External

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

France

Université Catholique de Lille

External

Available Courses

Italy

John Cabot University

Affiliate

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in Engineering internships abroad.

Internships Abroad

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EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year. 
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad.The best time for Engineering students to fulfill these requirements is the summer after  freshman year, or your sophomore year if you are enrolled in a five-year engineering program.
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement. 

 

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in their Engineering major or the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance. 
  • Students should make sure they will have met prerequisites such as language and other foundation courses before they go abroad; it is important that students have prepared themselves adequately in the language of the country they will be visiting to maximize their study abroad learning experience. 
  • You may have the option to fulfill one of your co-op requirements abroad if your domestic employer has international operations.

 

RESTRICTIONS

  • Students interested in participating in any study abroad program, including co-op through a domestic employer, must make an appointment with a PCEC professional advisor. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis through the course equivalency process.

 

To determine the GVSU Course Equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page.

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans. 

For more information email the Department Contact.  

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad Photography Scholarship 

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Wael Mokhtar

136 Kennedy Hall of Engineering

mokhtarw@gvsu.edu

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