Short Term Engineering Program (STEP) Abroad

Faculty-led (Departmental) STEPs Abroad are fast-paced, unique international experiences typically lasting from one to six weeks. Credits earned vary by program, and most will involve a combination of industry visits, lectures, site visits, class work, and visits to tourist destinations. These programs may take place during Spring Break, May/Summer or Winter Break. Students will earn one to six credits depending on program length and academic content. 

Davidson students at the beach

Frequently Asked Questions

STEP Abroad Programs 

Winter Break

India - International Perspectives in Water Sciences and Management - Closed/Program Full

Video for India Winter Program

Spring Break

California - Introduction to Silicon Valley and the Tech Industry - Closed/Program Full

Colombia - EPICS in La Guajira Colombia

Ireland - Chemical Engineering and Industrial Pharmacy in Ireland - Closed/Program Full

Korea - Gaining Global Perspective in Korea from Biotech to KPOP! - Closed/Program Full


Colombia - Professional Intercultural and Global Development in Colombia

Europe - Evolution of European Transportation Systems and Supply Chains - Closed/Program Full

France - Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition - French Riviera - Closed/Program Full

Germany - Experience German Engineering - Closed/Program Full

Germany - Smart Mobility in Europe - Germany and Czechia - Closed/Program Full

Italy - ME 270 Basic Mechanics in Italy - Closed/Program Full

Japan - Regulatory and Clinical Science for Global Health in Japan - Closed/Program Full

Kenya - Practical Utility Platform - GDT Kenya

Netherlands - Exploring Healthcare Innovations in the Netherlands (VIDEO) - Closed/Program Full 

Rwanda - EPICS in Rwanda

Scandinavia - Biomedical Modeling for Global Health in Scandinavia - Closed/Program Full

Singapore - Bioinspired Materials and Structure

Spain - Spain Know-how in the Agri-food Industry (Please contact IPIA at for more information.)

Spain - System Dynamics Modeling for Engineers - Pamplona Spain - Closed/Program Full

Summer Research

Kenya - Kenya Engineering Research Abroad

Pre-freshmen Study Abroad

Taiwan - Global Design and Practice for Pre-engineering


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