Being globally engaged goes beyond traditional study abroad.



Around Campus

  • Join a globally-minded RSO like Engineers Without Borders
    • Founded in 2006, UD’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders brings together engineering students to solve local and global challenges. For example, students have designed and installed a bridge in Guatemala and water sanitation and distribution systems in Cameroon, Malawi and the Philippines. Locally, students have given coding lessons to Girl Scouts, partnered with UD’s Early Learning Center on a playground project, and adopted a trail at White Clay Creek State Park.
  • Watch for international guest speakers and seminars through UD Events
  • Become a UD Grand Challenges Scholar
  • Attend the OISS International Coffee Hours to meet students, staff and faculty from around the globe
  • Join the Delaware Diplomats
  • Volunteer through University of Delaware Alternative Breaks (UDaB)
  • Participate in global design challenges like UD’s First Step Grand Challenges
  • Expand your horizons through a new language or global interdisciplinary coursework
    • Global Sustainable Engineering (CIEG465) examines traditional environmental engineering challenges of water quality, air pollution, and more through the lens of sustainable development. In addition, the course emphasizes the important practices of project planning and community involvement that are necessary to co-develop appropriate and sustainable solutions with community partners.
    • Design for the Developing World: This program allows local undergraduate engineering students to work in teams to develop medical devices targeted for low-resource settings. Student groups will work with international cultural mentors, as well as graduate student mentors to guide them through the engineering design process. At the end of the weekend program, teams will present their design ideas in a showcase and present pitches to the community. This program is funded by the Whitaker International Program.
    • Biomedical Engineering Senior Design with South Africa: Students in the capstone course, BMEG460 Biomedical Engineering Senior Design, will be given the opportunity to be part of a project team in partnership with the University of Cape Town, South Africa. This group will design a medical device that is needed for this unique setting. Teams will have continued collaboration throughout the semester with students and faculty from South Africa. Funding for this initial collaboration is supported by Venturewell BME-IDEA.
    • EGGG367-70: This internship course gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to real-world experience in the engineering field. As the internships are based with international companies, students will have the opportunity to learn about global engineering careers and enhance cultural awareness. It also seeks to develop teamwork and time management skills. Course assignments aim to enhance professionalism skills and guide personal reflections about their internship experience.
  • Consider going global post-graduation (Fulbright, Peace Corps…)


Internships and Fellowships

Volunteering Abroad and Purposeful Vacations

These internships and volunteering opportunities are not vetted or endorsed by UD Global Engineering or the University of Delaware. Do your homework when planning your next adventures.