Study Abroad

The Department of Electrical Engineering encourages students to participate in international study programs. These experiences, typically available during your junior year and summer breaks, develop leadership skills and build respect and understanding for different cultures.

With careful planning and course selection, students can keep on track with the engineering curricula and still graduate in four years. Different courses are offered in each program location, so it is important to work with the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies to select a international study experience that best fits your goals and continues your Electrical Engineering studies.

Semester or Year-Long Programs

While students are free to select a study location, many locations do not have Electrical Engineering courses available and thus are difficult to keep on track to graduate in four years with an Electrical Engineering degree. Study locations that include a good selection of Electrical Engineering courses include:

Students should apply to programs they are interested in through the Office of International Studies. Application are due mid-November for the following academic year.  For the current application, click here.

Summer Program

The College of Engineering runs several 6 week international summer programs. Each includes one or two engineering courses which fulfill a technical elective requirement. 

Students apply to these international programs through the College of Engineering. Applications are typically due in November of each year.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Mike Kitz,

Other Options

In addition to the programs listed above, students can work with the Office of International Studies and the Electrical Engineering Director of Undergraduate Studies to design new international experiences that suit their needs.