Study Abroad for AAE Students: A Priceless Global Perspective

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Study abroad is a fantastic way to experience global engineering and explore another culture at the same time. It is an opportunity to expand your global knowledge. Short-term and long-term programs are available.

Short-term study abroad provides an international experience without affecting course selection during the fall and spring semesters. It is available during various terms, including: summer term, winter term, spring break, or Maymester. Options are different each year. Search for opportunities on the Purdue Study Abroad Program Search tool.

Long-term study abroad programs will give you a whole semester at an exchange partner institution. AAE works with several exchange partner campuses across the globe, which provide some coursework in aeronautics and astronautics during the study abroad semester. To keep on track with your AAE plan of study, your best choice is to pick one of these exchange partners.

AAE students typically opt for a long-term study abroad during the 2nd semester of the junior year. This is usually a spring semester, though fall options are also available. The key to course planning is to be flexible. You may take some courses from your junior year, some courses from your senior year, or a combination of the two.

Purdue also has additional options outside the AAE exchange partners. Explore the full list on the Purdue Study Abroad website through a Program Search. Keep in mind that courses in aeronautics and astronautics – or aerospace engineering – may not be available at institutions that are not AAE partners. This may affect your degree progress.

Where can I study abroad with Purdue AAE?

Listed in "Destinations" below are the exchange partners offering courses that can apply to AAE degree. Click/tap each name to see courses that have been evaluated and how they will transfer/apply to your AAE degree. If you have an AAE subject course that you need evaluated, please email the course syllabus/information in English to

**Courses are subject to change. The courses listed below may not be offered during the semester you are studying abroad.**



  • University of Queensland
  • University of New South Wales
  • Monash University
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • University of Sydney


  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University


  • National Cheng Kung University


  • National Cheng Kung University



  • Technical University of Denmark


  • ISAE


  • Technical University of Braunschweig
  • University of Stuttgart


  • Technical University of Braunschweig
  • University of Stuttgart


  • Politecnico di Milano


  • Technical University of Delft


  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia


  • KTH: Swedish Royal Institute of Technology

United Kingdom

  • Loughborough University
  • University of Bristol

How do I prepare for study abroad?

Year 1

Year 2


  • Meet with your assigned AAE academic advisor to discuss program interests, courses taken abroad, and how you may need to adjust your plan of study. 
  • Visit the Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships office (Dudley Hall, Room 2568) and/or the Purdue Study Abroad office (Young Hall, Room 105)


  • During your registration appointment where you are discussing fall course with your academic advisor, finalize your program and adjust your plan of study as needed. 
  • Begin the application process for your study abroad program.
  • Meet with the study abroad advisor and study abroad liaison (if needed) for any course approvals. The process for having courses evaluated is below.


  • Continue working on the study abroad application process. Many deadlines are September 1 or September 15. 

Year 3


  • Finish up any outstanding application items by deadline
  • Meet with your AAE academic advisor to discuss registration at Purdue for your semester abroad. Discuss course approval forms.
  • Email any AAE course evaluations to as soon as possible.
  • Register for your program during open registration, typically in December, once given permission by the Purdue Study Abroad office.


  • Enjoy your study abroad program! 
  • Be sure to still check your Purdue email and meet with your AAE academic advisor virtually to discuss the next semester.