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Study abroad

The College of Engineering and its departments support a variety of programs to give students opportunities to study and research abroad and prepare for a global engineering career.

Engineering is an international and collaborative occupation; the most pressing environmental, health, and technological issues cross international boundaries. Today’s engineers need to understand global cultures, issues, and forces to work with projects and clients in an international context.

To ask general questions about study abroad, please schedule an appointment with a UW Study Abroad adviser through the link below. To talk through specific engineering abroad opportunities, email Sarah Pauling to set up an appointment.

Past student experiences

Engineering student Cristina Lopez speaking with a group of Indian students

Making an impact in Bangalore, India

In the Grand Challenges Impact Lab, engineering students like Cristina Lopez, ’19, worked in India to address real-world problems and increase their cultural awareness.

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Additional resources and opportunities

UW Study AbroadA clearinghouse of campus-wide study abroad opportunities and is a great source of information on exchange programs. Many engineering students participate in non-engineering programs.
UW Global Travel Security ProgramA UW office to help facilitate safe and successful international travel for the UW community, with travel planning and registration, global travel notifications, and insurance. Updated travel guidance related to COVID-19 can also be found here.
Bonderman Travel FellowshipOffers fellowships to UW graduate students and undergraduate honors students to travel the world without participating in research or classes.
Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange ProgramPromotes and funds the exchange of graduate students in CEE with programs in Scandinavia and the Baltics.
UW Engineers Without BordersA student organization that collaborates with communities around the world to design and implement sustainable engineering projects.
College of Engineering Clubs and Competition TeamsMany College of Engineering Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) participate in international projects and competitions.