Study Abroad in Biomedical Engineering
The Weldon School highlights study abroad programs that enable students to have a global and cultural experience in engineering without interrupting their plan of study. We have strong relationships with our partner universities to ensure that the rigor of the engineering coursework enables students from both sides to benefit from the cultural exchange and still graduate on time.
Study in Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, or China
We highlight study abroad programs at the following universities:
Denmark Technical University (DTU) in Copenhagen, Denmark
National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland (NUIG)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in Shanghai, China
There are many other opportunities for general study abroad programs at Purdue, but they may extend the time to graduation for Weldon School students.
What Our Students Say
"Ireland is amazing, traveling is amazing! Everyone should travel even if it's just for a week. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself and the world. Studying abroad has had a huge impact on my life and is something my college experience would not have been complete without. I think experiencing new cultures and trying different things help individuals to grow as people and discover more about themselves. Having this study abroad experience was important to me because it forced me to leave my comfort zone and have these amazing experiences!" Amy Bogucki, pictured here at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, studied abroad at NUIG.
How to Apply
If you are considering studying abroad, talk to your academic advisor soon as possible to determine if you need to adjust your plan of study. We set high expectations for students traveling abroad. We look for academic success, student involvement outside the classroom, a flexible and good natured personality, openness to other cultures, and ability to work independently and in a team.
Students who wish to apply must fill out an application through the Weldon School. The call for applications is announced in the Weldon School Undergraduate Newsletter in the fall semester. From this initial group, select students will then apply online with Purdue's Study Abroad Office.
The study abroad programs are administered through the Purdue Study Abroad Office. Information about financial aid, study abroad scholarships, and other funding sources for overseas study is available at Study Abroad Financial Resources.