Engineering global education is open to students who want to obtain international experience. Choosing an engineering global program will broaden your education and develop the skills, independence and the self-confidence needed to survive as well as to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Please contact Bob Karcher, assistant dean of engineering students services, to learn more about what global programs our college offers.
The College of Engineering offers many exciting international experiences for you through engineering abroad. Learning about a different culture, building a worldwide network of contacts, and learning a new language and new skills, are just a few of the advantages of traveling overseas. An added bonus of a global engineering experience is it demonstrates to a potential employer your ability to work in multicultural teams, and could make the different between you and another engineering graduate searching for a job.
Faculty-led abroad programs last approximately four weeks and are led by Auburn University faculty members. If you choose this option, you can expect to travel to a host university and attend seminars and short courses offered by Auburn engineering faculty. Course work for engineering credit can involve lectures, labs, research projects, site trips, and company visits.
Candidates must be a junior or senior in the College of Engineering with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The College of Engineering offers two faculty-led opportunities; Valparaiso, Chile and Bejing and Shangxi, China.
*Certain restrictions apply for each exchange program
Students may engage in organized outreach activities over their academic career at Auburn, through a variety of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular service experiences. There are two international opportunities for connected to Engineering Without Borders which allows engineering students to engage in public service and make a difference in developing countries including Engineers Without Borders which travels to Kabaya, Rwanda and Quesimpuco, Bolivia. Those travel to Rwanda collaborate with the community on a water catchment system. In Bolivia, our students continue work on a gravity fed irrigation system which was constructed in 2010.
We invite you to explore these opportunities and apply what you learn in the classroom to improving the lives of people worldwide.