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I started the GEARE program but I’m no longer able to complete the requirements. Can I still consider a GESM?
Yes. Many of the requirements of the GEARE program can be used to complete the GESM.
How do I officially declare the GESM?
Contact your academic advisor (during your sophomore year) and they can add the minor to your MyPurdue Plan. After that, GEP² staff will monitor your progress and assist you in completing the minor and updating your MyPurdue Plan.
I didn’t declare the minor during my sophomore year. Can I still declare the minor?
Yes, but please contact GEP² before you do this. We need to review your transcript and experiences to be sure it’s feasible for you to finish the GESM before your expected graduation date.
How do I know if my upcoming internship will count towards the minor?
We encourage all students who are planning an internship to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and submit details about the internship before your start date. All internships will still need to be evaluated after your return and supervisor evaluations submitted for formal approval, but it’s best to discuss any questions prior to the start of your internship.
I completed an internship before I declared the minor, but it wasn’t an Engineering specific internship. Can this be used to satisfy the internship requirement?
It depends. Please send an email to email@example.com to make an appointment to discuss the Experience. If your work was on a globally focused project and your internship supervisor will complete the evaluation documents, it can be reviewed to see if it satisfies the requirement.
I worked on an EPICS project, but it was on a domestic project. Will this satisfy the engineering design project category?
No. All engineering design projects must be on a globally focused project.
I participated in a LEAP abroad program and I took 6 credits of engineering coursework. I failed one of the engineering classes. Can this LEAP still be used to satisfy one of the “Global Engineering Experiences” category?
No. You must satisfactorily complete at least 6 credits of engineering coursework for it to be considered a Global Engineering Experience. However, it may satisfy the “Other Global Experience” category as a Non-Engineering Study Abroad Experience. Your transcript will need to be reviewed.
I have a course scheduling conflict with one of the core courses. Does this mean I can’t complete the minor?
Not necessarily. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to solve any issues. We can’t make guarantees, but every effort will be made to assist you with any scheduling issues or course availability.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, my study abroad program was cancelled. Are there any alternate experiences available that I can complete to finish the GESM?
We are working on possible alternatives for this situation. Please contact GEP² to discuss options.
I have completed two Engineering STEP Abroad programs. Will this satisfy the two Global Engineering Experiences Category?
Yes. But, they both must be Engineering programs and at least 3 credits per program. Non-engineering study abroad programs may be used to satisfy the “Other Global Experience” category.
I earned 12 credits of a non-native language through AP credit during high school and it’s shown on my transcript. Have I completed the Language Proficiency requirement?
Not quite. As with all minors at Purdue, a certain number of credits must be taken on the Purdue West Lafayette Campus. You will need to complete one more upper level language class (receiving a “C” or better). More information on these requirements.
When should I take ENGR 497 Global Engineering Re-entry/Minor Capstone course?
This course is meant to be taken after your study abroad experience and other minor Requirements have been completed, ideally during your senior year. To receive department permission to register for this class, contact email@example.com and request an override.