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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Past student experiences
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.
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. Many engineering students participate in non-engineering 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.
|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.
|College of Engineering Clubs and Competition Teams
|Many College of Engineering Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) participate in international projects and competitions.