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Study Abroad Options

Study Abroad

Travel with your engineering peers while expanding your cultural intelligence and using your engineering skills in a global context. At the University of St. Thomas, approximately 45% of engineering students study abroad! Scholarships are available based on need and merit. 

Course credits earned during study abroad programs can easily be used in your engineering program so you can still graduate on time. In addition, your financial aid may carry over to study abroad programs, making them more affordable than you might think.


J-term Study Abroad Options

Engineering students may select to study abroad during the month of January either in South Korea or Rome (alternating years).

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Study manufacturing and large-scale engineering projects in Seoul, South Korea which is the home to 15 Fortune Global 500 companies, and learn more about South Korea’s high-tech industry.

Engineering elective: Korean High-Tech Manufacturing, Engineering & Society.

students laughing as they stroll in Rome


Visit Rome, Italy to study how early empirical engineering influences today's innovations and explore the motherland of elevators, construction cranes, catapult, trebuchet, early refrigerators, arches, domes, bridges, and aqueducts.

Engineering elective: Roman Structures, Engineering & Society.

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Diversify your education

Semester Abroad in Australia

Spend a semester of your sophomore or junior year at the University of Sydney, University of Queensland or University of New South Wales. 

  • Participate in engaging coursework related to your engineering major, alongside local students.
  • Optional internships available.

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Local and global internships available

International Engineering Program (IEP) - Germany

We are partnering with the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, to provide a dual degree program that awards a B.A. in German and a B.S. in engineering. In this 5-year program you will spend one year abroad and have two paid engineering internships, one locally and one in Germany.

Program Benefits:

  • Engineers with language skills, international experience and intercultural competence are in high demand.
  • Graduate in 5 years with a BA in German and a BS in Civil, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Spend your 4th year in Germany studying and interning.
  • Includes two paid internships, one in the U.S. and one in Germany.
  • No German skills required to start/enter program.

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Immerse yourself in the culture of Peru

Senior Design Clinic in Peru

Integrate a study abroad experience with your Senior Design Clinic.

  • Spend either a summer or J-term in Peru.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture while working on projects like sustainable water management and greenhouse monitoring & optimization.