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Departments in the College of Engineering offer a variety of international opportunities for engineering students:


Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Semester at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Program: Courses in Aeronautical Engineering taught in English
Dates: March-July 2016
Recommended level: Undergraduate Standing: Junior or Senior
Prerequisites: Deformable Bodies, Statics. Minimum GPA 2.9
Cost: Semester Contribution: 230 Euro
Health Insurance: 65 Euro/month
Housing: 265-365 Euro/month
Scholarships available
Application deadline: TBA
For more information: Semester at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Biological Systems Engineering

Europe Exchange Programs
Program: Academic exchanges - Dublin, Ireland; Bari, Italy; Madrid, Spain.
Dates: Academic year or one semester
Credit hours: varies
Recommended level: Sophomores or Juniors
Cost: pay VT tuition; living expenses similar to Blacksburg
Application deadline: 6 months before the start of the target term
For more information: Email: Priscilla Baker
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Nile Basin and East Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Program: An internship for students interested in water resource management, water quality, hydrolog, Nile Basin issues or integration of social and biological sciences
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Zach Easton
International Water Institute (IWMI) Laos
Program: An internship for students interested in water resource management and accounting, water availability, or hydrology
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Zach Easton
World Agroforestry Climate Change Center (ICRAF) Nairobi, Kenya
Program: An internship for students interested in climate impact, adaptation and mitigation, food security, and sustainable development in the context of agroforestry.
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Zach Easton
Chile
Program: A three week program ion Food Process Engineering (BSE equivalent)
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan
Ghana and Malawi, Zambia or Mozambique
Program: An internship for students interested in peanut processing in developing countries and the opportunity to work with international research institutions
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan

Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

 Global Experience in Science, Engineering, and Technology
Program: Winter study abroad program in Thailand
Dates: Dec. 26, 2014 - Jan. 18, 2015
Application Deadline: September 25, 2015
For more information: Email: Amanda Stanley

Chemical Engineering

Summer unit operations lab at the Technical University of Denmark
Program: Summer operations lab at the Technical University, 5 weeks
Dates: Summer 2016
   
Application deadline: February 2016
For more information: Email: Dr. David Cox
Summer unit operations lab at the Ruhr University
Program: Summer operations lab at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, 8 weeks
Dates: Summer 2016 
   
Application deadline: February 2016
For more information: Email: Dr. Stephen Martin

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Program: Coastal Engineering and Project Management
Dates: May to June 2016
Credits: Six (6) credit hours available for undergraduate students
Three to 6 (3-6) credit hours available for graduate students
Estimated Cost: To be determined
   
For more information: Email: Lindy Cranwell or call 540-231-7296
 Germany/Switzerland Study Abroad
Program: Possible program
Dates: Summer 2016
   
For more information: Email: Lindy Cranwell or call 540-231-7296

College of Engineering

Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP) Three Tracks: China, Dominican Republic, Europe
Program: The Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP) combines a Spring 2016 course (ENGE 2984) with a 1 week to 2 week international module abroad in May 2016 immediately following the end of the Spring Semester.  By giving students a taste of an international experience and increasing their comfort level with global travel, the program promotes additional, more extended international academic experiences such as internships, study abroad programs, or faculty-led programs. RSAP also allows students the opportunity to make initial contact with a company or university in another country to further their student experience or career prospects.
Dates: May 2016
Credits: 3 credits
Eligibility: Prerequisite ENGE 1215, Co-requisite ENGE 1216
Cost: China: approx. $4,250, Dominican Republic: approx. $2,000, Europe: approx. $4,000 Scholarships available
Application deadline: Oct. 1, 2015
For more information: Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP)

Computer Science

Aquincum Institute of Technology, Budapest
Program: Classes in Computer Science, Graph Theory, Combinational Optimization, Data Mining. All courses taught in English. Optional Hungarian courses See: AIT
   
Application Deadline: Nov. 1 and April 1
For more information: Check with the CS department adivsors to ensure the courses will transfer

 Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shandong University, China
Program: Research experience: 1-5 Fellowships available for undergraduates, 1-2 for graduate students (Fellowship amount approx. $1600 per student)

Dates:

Application:

Choose 30 or more days tp research from the end of Spring 2016 to the beginning of Fall 2016

Send resume and statement of purpose to Dr. Rolf Mueller by March 20, 2016

For more information: Email: Dr. Rolf Mueller
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Program: Research Experience
Dates: Summer
For more information: Email: Dr. Dushan Boroyevich
Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Program: Research Experience
Dates: Summer
For more information: Email: Dr. Tom Hou

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Program: Formal student exchange program where ISE students can take in-major courses pre-approved for transfer towards the BSISE degree.
   
For more information: Email: Dr. Chris Wernz
Parana, Brazil; Engineering in Brazil
   

 

Students take Portuguese in the spring semester at VT and leave for Brazil the 2nd week in June. The semester begins in August so students live in Rio De Janeiro and study Portuguese daily for approximately six weeks. Studies in Portuguese continue and students take ISE and/or Business courses during the semester. Unfortunately, the Brazilian Language Exam is only given in April.
For more information: Email: Dr. Paula Van Curen
Email: Dr. Eileen Van Aken

Mechanical Engineering

Australia, China, Germany
Information about ME study abroad opportunities can be found on the department website.

Point of Contact:

Dr. Jan Helge Bøhn
114-H Randolph Hall
TEL: +1-540-231-3276
Email: Dr. Jan Helge Bøhn
   

Mining and Minerals Engineering

 
Mining is currently working on developing new programs for studying abroad, please check back frequently for updates or contact Dr. Emily Sarver.
For more information: Email: : Dr. Emily Sarver

Materials Science Engineering

The MSE department currently has opportunities for students to participate in summer cultural exchange programs at two universities. Information about MSE study abroad opportunities can be found on the department website or by contacting Dr. Robert Hendricks.

Tianjin University, China: School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Summer 3 week cultural exchange program: no language requirement, 3 credits
Semester(s) abroad: language required, Jr. status or higher, receive academic credit & graduate on time
Tecnische Universität Darmstadt, Germany: Department of Materials and GeoSciences
 
Semester(s) abroad: language required, Jr. status or higher, receive academic credit & graduate on time. See: TU Darmstadt
International research experience program: 10 weeks, no language requirement, typically during summer, 6 academic credist, paid internship. See: International Opportunity
VT BSME Rising Sophomore Program: Intro to German Engineering (Open to MSE students) - 3 weeks of German Engineering from May-June (Instruction in English) Summer Programs at the Technische Universität Darmstadt