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1 Globalize Your Engineering Education at Penn State

2 Global Engineering Education Can Engineers Study Abroad? YES! And here’s why you should…

3 Professional Broaden your understanding of the world Gain a global perspective of engineering Take one more step to becoming a World-Class Engineer Why Participate in an International Experience? Personal Make friends from around the world Learn more about yourself and another culture See a foreign country

4 Global Engineering Education Global Opportunities for Engineering Students Opportunities to Travel Abroad – Study Abroad Semester Programs Summer and Short-Term Programs Courses with an International Travel Component Service Learning – Work/Research Abroad On-Campus Opportunities – Academic and Extra-curricular

5 Global Engineering Education When Can I Study Abroad? Semester Study Abroad – Typically 4 th, 6 th, or 7 th semester – Must finish your Entrance-To-Major (ETM) requirements before you go abroad Summer Study Abroad – You can go the summer after your first year! – Several programs designed specifically for engineering students after their first year

6 Global Engineering Education Cultural Impact on Engineering in China Open to First-Year Students Credit for ENGR 118: Impact of Culture on Engineering in China – Can be used as GS/IL May 11 – June 4, 2014 This program is designed to give students an overview about the impact of history, culture, and environment on engineering design structures and manufacturing in China. Students will travel to Beijing, Chongqing, Yichang, Xian, Dalian, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Hungshan and be exposed to the concepts through on-site visits to the Great Wall in Beijing, the Three Gorges Dam Project Site and the five-step ship locks in Yichang, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xian the Dongtan Eco-city Project in Shanghai, the longest bay bridge in the world in Hangzhou, and many other projects at other locations.

7 Global Engineering Education Summers By Design Open to First-Year students; Pre-requisite is EDSGN 100 Nantes, France: May 18 – May 30, 2014 – EDSGN Introduction to Design Engineering Navarra, Spain: May 18 – May 30, 2014 – EDSGN Introduction to Design Engineering Singapore, Singapore: May 13 – May 31, 2014 – EDSGN 397

8 Global Engineering Education Opportunities on Campus Academic Programs International Student Groups, Engineering & University-Wide International Engineering Envoy Program Events, Activities, and Other Programs on Campus and in the Community Beyond the Classroom International Engineering Minor International Engineering Certificate Second Major in Another Language or International Studies Minor/Courses in Another Language or with Global Emphasis Engineering Courses with International Focus International Cultures (IL) Courses

9 Global Engineering Education International Student Groups – 1024 Orgs at PSU! – International/Multicultural 75 Orgs at PSU groups that provide an opportunity to increase campus understanding of a specific nation and/or culture (s), provide students with an avenue to explore and celebrate their own cultural heritage and provide programs and services designed to support students of various cultural heritages at the University – Check some of the other categories as well

10 Global Engineering Education International Engineering Envoys Meet with the envoys to discuss Study Abroad, Work Abroad, and On-Campus Globalization Opportunities Office Hours in Cubicle on Top Floor of Kunkle Lounge See website for schedule

11 Global Engineering Education Where Will You Go?


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