Study Abroad update for 2022

Faculty-led programs being organized for Spring and Summer 2022 are listed below.  Please check back often for the most recent program offerings and updates.  If you have any questions or need more information for a specific program please contact Jill Churchill - or Rhonda Haan - 

 Short Term Engineering Program (STEP) Abroad

Spring Break

Intro to Silicon Valley and the Tech Industry

Students will enroll for a spring 2022 Professional Development class with embedded spring break travel to the Silicon Valley.  Students will have the opportunity to network and visit numerous companies such as Apple, Google, and Tesla while working on professional development skills.  Local sites will also be included such as Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge.  Led by Joe Tort from the Office of Professional Practice.

May 2022

Group of students ME 35400 Machine Design I in Prague

Core engineering course offered by Prof. Jitesh Panchal from Mechanical Engineering.  Students will be in class from 9:00-12:00 each week day with afternoons free for homework and group study sessions.  Evenings and weekends are free for exploration of Prague and the many great destinations just a train ride away such as: Switzerland, South Moravia Wine Region, Vienna, Kutna Hora, and Dresden, Germany. 

Industrial Microbial Biotechnology in Germany

Join Prof. Abby Engelberth for this course to provide students with a first-hand look at the role of microbes in the production of various commercial products including enzymes, pharmaceuticals, foods, and commodity chemicals.  Germany has a rich history in food fermentations and expertise in anaerobic digestion and agricultural residues.  Stops will include:  Munich, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg.

Student on the streets of Rome

ME 27000 Basic Mechanics in Rome

Core Engineering course offered by Prof. Chuck Krousgrill.  Students will be in class each day from 9:00-12:00 with afternoons free for homework and group study sessions.  Evenings and weekends are free for exploration of this ancient city with activities such as:  Pizza and Gelato Crawl, Bike ride on the Appian Way, and guest lecture on Italian culture. 

Regulatory and Clinical Science for Global Health in Japan

Prof. Aaron Lottes will lead students through Japan while they learn about the medical device industry, hear lectures from faculty at partner universities, and visit biomedical device companies.  Included stops are Sendai, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto with many cultural activities along the way.

Biomedical Modeling for Global Health in Scandinavia

This program will introduce students to a variety of cultures, traditions, and Biomedical engineering efforts that are actively occurring in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.  Students will enjoy a variety of lectures, university visits, and fun cultural events along the way.  Led by Profs. Elsje Pienaar and Joseph Rispoli.

Group of students in front of a waterfall in SingaporeAutomation and Connectivity for Sustainable Development of Resilient Infrastructure- Singapore

Singapore has been described as the most “technology-ready” nation.  Join Prof. Sam Labi as you learn about Real-time monitoring control of infrastructure attributes.  Visit sites such as the PUB Water reclamation plant, Robotics Centre NUS on Autonomous Vehicles, Port of Singapore, Zero-energy buildings, SBS Gali Batu Depot, and more. 

ME 20000 Thermodynamics I in Stockholm

Core engineering course offered by Prof. Carl Wassgren.  Students will be in class from 9:00-12:00 each weekday with afternoons free for homework and group study sessions.  Evenings and weekends are free for the exploration of beautiful Stockholm.  A weekend excursion to Kiruna, Sweden will include an experience with the Samì people, the traditional reindeer herders of Swedish Lapland, the famous Ice Hotel, and an iron ore mine. 

Evolution of European Transportation Systems and Supply Chains-Germany and UK

This course provides active learning experiences to introduce students to various types of European transportation infrastructure and systems, led by Prof. Darcy Bullock and Debbie Horton.  In London, students will visit the Tower Bridge, London City Airport, and Crossrail Stations.  In Germany, students can look forward to Munich, Hamburg, and Berlin with visits to Airbus and BMW.  Bike orientation tours and cultural experiences will be highlighted in each city.

EPICS in Puerto Rico

Students who are in EPICS as part of the natural disaster preparedness team will travel to San Juan and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to meet with community partners and engage in group design sessions. Cultural excursions and a beach day are included.  Led by Jorge Martinez from EPICS.