Global Engagement Opportunities

The College of Engineering offers students exceptional study away programs designed to provide transformative international experiences. By participating in one of our programs, students can take courses that count towards their degree— all while extending their learning beyond the classroom through hands-on experiences. Students will visit historic sites, meet new people, savor exotic foods, and create lasting memories.

Explore our diverse study abroad options, from exciting two-week adventures to immersive semester-long or year-long exchange programs.

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Global Programs

Faculty-Led Programs

In a faculty-led program, a group of UGA Engineering students travels to an international location to attend courses taught by UGA Engineering faculty. These programs are usually held during the summer and last between two to six weeks. Current faculty-led programs include:

Bioengineering Studies in Germany Munich, Germany

Students jumping in front of palace in Germany

Bioengineering Studies in Munich Germany is a  Maymester program for Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering students with international experience centered on one of their major electives, BIOE 2100 The Bioengineering Professional Persona. Munich makes for a highly appropriate choice of location as its metropolitan area has a robust bioengineering industry and provides ample opportunity for interaction with bioengineering-related entities: Biogen GmbH, the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and so on. More fundamentally, the addition of an international experience to an engineering-communication culture centered on the idea of professional personae also makes sense since expanding students’ cultural awareness (especially as this relates to engineering work) is surely significant for their growing notions of professionalism.

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International Engineering Project Management Valencia, Spain

Student group in Valencia

International Engineering Project Management in Valencia, Spain is a two-week course that will be taught at the Universitat de Valencia campus by UGA engineering faculty and will cover a range of topics including international economic, political, and regulatory considerations, communication, and cultural awareness. Additionally, students will have three industry visits with local companies.

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Exchange Programs

In the exchange program, students study at an international partner university. These programs are available for an academic semester or academic year. UGA students pay UGA tuition/fees at an in-state rate and living costs abroad. Students can receive transfer credit for courses taken abroad through the transfer credit approval process. Current exchange partners include:

Independent Experiences Abroad

Internships are programs abroad that provide students with temporary on-the-job training in a certain industry. Students typically complete these programs for academic credit and, in some cases, may be paid for their work. Fieldwork, Independent Study or Research involves quantitative and/or qualitative research and instructional hours that, while supervised and initiated by an instructor, feature independent work and self-direction outside of a laboratory, library, or classroom setting.

Internships Abroad

Academic credit, while not required for students to complete internships, is available for engineering undergraduate students looking to receive course credit for their experience. Here are a list of partners that have helped students obtain an international internship:

These options are not the only ways to complete an internship abroad. These third parties have previously collaborated with UGA students. However, students are also encouraged to seek out their own international internship opportunities.

Fieldwork, Independent Study or Research

If you want to do research over the summer and go abroad; consider doing research abroad. Here’s a list of various research and independent research project opportunities available abroad:

 

Engineering Dual Degree Programs

At the University of Georgia, you have the unique opportunity to distinguish yourself by earning a degree that is far more than the sum of its parts. Go beyond the beaten path with a dual degree in German and Engineering or Spanish and Engineering. UGA’s Dual Degree Programs in German and Engineering or Spanish and Engineering allow students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in German or Spanish and a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline concurrently and receive two separate diplomas in two distinct fields of study. Graduates of the program will possess not only engineering expertise but valuable international experience and a meaningful inter-cultural interaction. As such, they will be uniquely qualified to succeed in their chosen careers whether at home or abroad.

German + Engineering Dual Degree

Our dual degree program is structured as a five-year plan of study that allows students to concurrently pursue a bachelor’s degree in German and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

The student’s fourth year will be spent abroad:

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Spanish + Engineering Dual Degree

Our dual degree program is structured as a five-year plan of study that allows students to concurrently pursue a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

During their fourth year, students will spend a semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking University:

  • Semester of study at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, or the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico.
  • With an optional internship with an engineering company in the host country

If you want to learn more about the program fill out this intake form and the program coordinator will contact you!

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Deadlines

  • UGA Exchanges*- September 15 for the Spring semester and February 1st for the Fall Semester
  • OGE Scholarship – February 15 for Fall and October 24 for Spring and Early Summer
  • Gilman Scholarship- 1st Tuesday in March and October
  • For Non-UGA Programs, Transfer Credit Approval Forms are due by:
    • Fall programs – April 15th
    • Spring programs – November 15th
    • Summer programs – April 15th

*Some deadlines may be earlier depending on the university*


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