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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.

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 Abroad A clearinghouse of campus-wide study abroad opportunities and is a great source of information on exchange programs.
UW Global Travel Security Program A 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.
Dow Chemical Student Exchange Fund An endowed scholarship that awards up to $5,000 to student STEM students studying in UW exchanges at Asian universities.
Bonderman Travel Fellowship Offers fellowships to UW graduate students and undergraduate honors students to travel the world without participating in research or classes.
Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program Promotes and funds the exchange of graduate students in CEE with programs in Scandinavia and the Baltics.
UW Engineers Without Borders A student organization that collaborates with communities around the world to design and implement sustainable engineering projects.