How about going somewhere warm (or cold) during winter, spring or summer, earning credits (typically gen ed), and having a great experience!
The study-abroad program advisor is Ms. Vienna Chapin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Attend one of the workshops in the IPS Office, to find out how to get started:
11:00 am Tuesdays or 2:00 pm Thursdays. Admin Bldg, room 200.
Go to above link to search for programs and for application deadlines. EE and CpE Seniors can meet their engineering design requirements in the European Project Semester(EPS) program. The project must be pre-approved for your major. (see blog entry regarding engineering design options)
In addition to the programs listed on the IPS website, be sure to ask about faculty-led international experiences, such as railroad engineering in Finland or Frontiers and Fortresses in Carlisle England, both of which are summer programs.
Contact information: IPS Office, 200 Admin Bldg, 487-2160, email@example.com
How can an international experience help you get a job? Most students grow in certain qualities that will not just add a line to your resume, but boost your skills in areas such as relations, communication, empathy, leadership, integrity, ethics, self-confidence and conflict resolution while you learn about another land and culture. This experience can give your resume a boost when applying for jobs at companies with affiliates in multiple countries.
It certainly gives you an immersive experience in another culture! Through USAC, Viterbo, Italy in Summer 2014 was amazing! Walking around exploring a medieval walled city, hearing only Italian and not understanding more than a few words, was a unique experience. I absorbed everything I could and enjoyed every second, even in times of stress (catch the right train?). Italy is as beautiful as the pictures in magazines. The towns with their Duomos – are magnificent! So much to see and learn! History is well-preserved there.
Check out the USAC programs – many countries to choose from! More programs are found on the Study Abroad website.