Long-Term Study Abroad



Global E3 (engineering education exchange) is an ideal study abroad option for our engineering and computer science students. Global E3 is a consortium of over 70 engineering schools around the globe, providing a vehicle for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to study abroad in any of over 20 countries. 

Why Global E3?

  • Pay UD tuition and study at a participating Global E3 institution abroad
  • Study for fall, spring, or a full academic year, as well as a selection of summer abroad programs
  • Improve foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience while taking engineering courses
  • Students may have the opportunity to take on a supplemental internship after study abroad


  • Currently enrolled in UD’s College of Engineering in good standing
  • Be nominated by COE Director of Global Engineering Programs to submit a Global E3 application
  • Have language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English

How to apply:

  1. Contact Dr. Kim Bothi (Director, Global Engineering Programs) at kbothi@udel.edu to express interest.
  2. Visit the Global E3 information page on the Institute for Global Studies website to familiarize with program and two-stage application process.
  3. Begin the process of researching potential host institutions and programs using the IIE Global E3 search portal. Remember, if you apply directly to IIE Global E3 without an internal UD IGS study abroad application, your submission will be voided.
  4. Bring your departmental undergraduate curriculum and faculty advisors into a conversation around transfer credit. Come to these advisors with a clear list of your top global university choices and detailed information on course options at the host institutions. Many international institutions will have their course descriptions and syllabi available online.
  5. If you’ve narrowed down your top three choices, apply through the UD IGS website. If you are approved (notification will occur via email typically within 1-2 weeks of the deadline), you will immediately move forward to the official IIE application process.
  6. Notification of acceptance into Global E3 and assignment to a host institution can take 4-6 weeks.
  7. Once accepted, you will work with a host institution advisor on housing, visas, and course registration. Concurrently, you will confirm approvals for possible transfer credit here at UD. 

Please keep in mind:

  • Not all universities operate on the same semester timeline as UD. Be clear on timing of a particular semester start and end date, and be conscious of the terminology used to identify the specific semesters (e.g., in Australia our spring semester is equivalent to their Semester 1, which typically runs from early-March through late-June).
  • Not all universities offer undergraduate coursework in English.
  • At a few of these global institutions, you may want to include an internship either before or after the semester.
  • Interested in US-style education in China — explore the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute.
  • Besides fall and spring, there are a number of summer programs offered by partner institutions.
  • Situations can change at your host institution, such as with course offerings. Please be flexible and open-minded. In the case that you have to restructure your course plan on arrival, you can still petition for transfer credit approvals on your return. Keep copies of syllabi, homework and exams for this purpose.

Other Programs

If Global E3 is not the best fit for you, consider the following:

Please reach out to kbothi@udel.edu to discuss these and other options.


Short-Term Study Abroad


UD Programs

The UD Institute for Global Studies offers a wide range of credit-bearing study abroad programs, primarily during Winter Session. Although subject to change, the 2019 engineering program offerings include:

Australia – CHEG 420: Biochemical Engineering; CHEG 467: Product Design and Engineering; ENGL 382: Studies in Multicultural Literature in English: Literature and Culture of Australia

Australia – CIEG 351-070: Transportation Engineering; CIEG 402: Introduction to Sustainability Principles in Civil Engineering

Dubai – CIEG 486-070: Engineering Project Management; CIEG 492-070: International Construction

Italy – MSEG 302: Material Science for Engineers; PHYS 143: Energy Technology and Society

London – CPEG 467: Internet of Things; ELEG 467: Digital Photography

New Zealand – CISC 355: Computers, Ethics, and Society; CISC 357: Field Experience in Teaching Computing; CISC 374: Educational Game Development

UD’s College of Engineering also provides the following competitive opportunities for undergraduates.

NATIONAL CHUNG HSING UNIVERSITY (NCHU) in Taichung, TAIWAN: NCHU invites UD students for Chinese language, culture tours and engineering lectures during the summer. The program is open to all COE disciplines. Students are responsible for their own airfare. For more information, contact Professor C.P. Huang in Civil Engineering. 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) in Singapore: Qualified CHEG students in their Junior year may spend a semester at NUS to complete UD-transferrable coursework. Students pay UD tuition and airfare, travel, and living expenses. Contact Professor Doug Buttrey in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering for more information.


Non-UD Vetted

There are a number of non-UD programs available. Make sure you research these carefully and speak with a UD IGS study abroad coordinator to determine the best fit for you. The IGS website provides additional advice and program databases worth exploring.

Our engineering students have reported positive experiences with The GREEN Program, which organizes intensive experiential learning around sustainability issues in Iceland, Japan and elsewhere.