Current Students

Summer & Early Fall Programs

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Summer and early fall programs let students stay on track with engineering course plans during the academic year. But they do typically require a program fee to cover tuition. Summer financial aid may be available to offset costs.

Note: If you plan to graduate in spring and would still like to participate in a summer or early fall program, there are additional steps you need to take. Contact Mike Engh for more information.

UW: Faculty-Led Programs

UW faculty teach engineering courses as part of study abroad programs each year during summer and early fall terms. These programs are typically 3 to 4 weeks long, and UW students can earn up to 6 credits for their work during these course. Faculty-led programs use the program location to help students learn intensively about the course topic.

Country Summer/Early Fall 2017 Program Best for students in these engineering programs
China Chemical Engineering China: Lab at Zhejiang University ChemE
Italy Engineering Rome All
Japan Engineering Japan: Exploring in the Heart of High-Tech Pre-Engineering
US Engineering Pacific Northwest: Sustainable Water in a Wet Region BioE, ChemE, CEE, EE, ISE, MSE, ME, Pre-Engineering

Find the full list of faculty-led programs available at UW Study Abroad. Program options change each year; the next year's program options become will be available in January.

Non-UW: Affiliated Programs

Affiliated programs are approved by UW but administered by partner universities abroad. Programs range from 4 to 12 weeks, and regular UW credit is awarded for course and research work. Most affiliated programs in engineering are taught in English so proficiency in the local language is usually not required.

Country Program Best for students in these engineering programs
Australia Engineering Research Summer Program at University of Western Australia AA, BioE, CEE, ChemE, CSE, EE, ISE, MSE
France Space and Aviation Summer Programs at ISAE/GEA AA
Germany Engineering Summer University at the Technical University of Berlin AA, CEE, CSE, EE, HCDE, ISE, MSE, ME
Hong Kong International Summer Exchange Program at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology CEE, CSE, EE, ISE
Japan Automotive Engineering Summer Program at Nagoya University AA, EE, ME
Summer Research Program at Tokyo Institute of Technology ChemE, CEE, CSE, EE, ISE, MSE, ME 
Taiwan Engineering Research Summer Program at National Taiwan University BioE, ChemE, CSE, EE, HCDE, ISE, MSE, ME