"Engineering students have long been left out, because their more rigorous curricula are laden with required classes that keep them in the States. That's beginning to change at schools like Washington University in St. Louis, where deans are identifying overseas programs that won't derail science and math focused majors." — Newsweek Magazine, Sept. 19, 2011
Engineering students have the opportunity to study abroad through the College of Arts & Sciences Overseas Programs, but there are also opportunities available only to engineering students — including summer-, semester-, or year-long study programs. Students can travel to further study engineering or pursue other cultural experiences to enhance academics through a second major or a minor.
For example, students have visited China to learn about biomedical engineering applications that have led to senior design projects. Some students have traveled throughout Asia to learn about nanotechnology, renewable energy, and environmental technologies. Others have learned about medical imaging methods in Germany or participated in engineering programs in Israel. All of these programs, however, are unique to Washington University and offered exclusively for our engineering students.
Watch international experience videos produced by students: youtube.com/WUSTLengineering
Engineering students can also gain a global perspective without traveling abroad. Many courses within the engineering curricula include topics relevant to worldwide audiences, such as global climate change. Engineering students can also participate in the university's Global Certificate program, an opportunity to develop global competence and learn practical skills through a diverse, interdisciplinary education.
Engineering-specific study abroad programs:*
- Amman, Jordan
- Auckland, New Zealand
Mechanical, Computer, and Electrical & Systems Engineering
- Beijing, China
- Dublin, Ireland
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Herzliya, Israel
- Hong Kong, China
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
- Istanbul, Turkey
- London, England
- Mumbai, India
- Queensland, Australia
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Seoul, South Korea
* List includes past and current programs.