In recent years, over 30% of engineering sophomores at Lafayette study abroad for a full semester. Global opportunities range from semester programs to interim session courses to service projects to research opportunities.
Engineering Students at Lafayette have the unique opportunity to study abroad for an entire semester and still stay on track for graduation. Currently, we have two faculty-led programs in Bremen, Germany and Madrid, Spain. In addition, affiliated programs are available in Dresden, Germany; Florence, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; and destinations in New Zealand and Trinidad & Tobago. A.B. engineering students have slightly more flexibility with programs all over the world, including one affiliated with Oxford University in England.
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Engineering students can take one or more of the many interim abroad courses offered at Lafayette. In particular, we regularly offer a course titled EGRS 290: Engineering in a Global and Societal Context. In January 2011, this course took place in Egypt, with a theme of Arts, Archeology, and Technology.
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If you’re interested in engineering, like to explore other languages and cultures, and want to succeed in an increasingly global job market, the International Studies and Engineering dual major may be a perfect fit. This major is designed to allow students to earn a B.S. degree in chemical, civil, electrical and computer, or mechanical engineering and an A.B. degree in international studies that combines foreign language, literature, government, law, art, economics, and history.
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Dedicated to meeting the basic health needs of developing communities by applying sustainable solutions, the multidisciplinary group of students in EWB has established long-term relationships with communities, associations, and organizations in the Yoro District of Honduras. Groups of students, faculty, and professional mentors work on these projects jointly with community members. Teams travel to Honduras at least twice every year.
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Various faculty members conduct research with international partners. Students are an integral part of these research teams. Two recent projects include: