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

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STEP Abroad Programs 

2024 Programs


Winter Session 2023

International Perspectives in Water Sciences and Management - India - FULL

Spring Break 2024

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Study Abroad in Ireland - FULL 

Introduction to Silicon Valley and the Tech Industry - FULL 

Gender in the World - Belgium and Paris - FULL 

Medical Device Development and Manufacturing Tour in Ireland - FULL 

Semiconductors in Belgium - FULL

Maymester 2024

Industrial Microbial Biotechnology in Germany - FULL

Evolution of European Transportation Systems and Supply Chains - FULL

Smart Mobility in Europe and Czechia - FULL

Sustainable Aviation in France - FULL

Medical Image Enhancement, Visualization, and Analysis - Medieval France - FULL

Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition-French Riviera - FULL

Bioinspired Materials and Structures-Singapore - FULL

Roller Coaster Design - FULL

ME 533 Turbines II for Future Clean Power and Aviation - Romania - FULL 

Regulatory and Clinical Science for Global Health in Japan - FULL

Engineering in the Southern Cone: Buenos Aires and Patagonia - FULL

EPICS in Rwanda - Must Already Be on the EPICS Team - FULL

ME 20000 Thermodynamics I in Prague - FULL

ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I in Prague - FULL 

Experience German Engineering - FULL

Semiconductors in Japan - FULL

GEARE for Pre-Engineering Students: Global Innovation and Culture in Italy - FULL 

Global Design and Practice for Pre-engineering in Taiwan and Japan - FULL 


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Spain know-how in the agri-food industry 


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