Lafayette is a national leader in study abroad experiences for engineering students.

Students can choose from semester-long faculty-led programs and affiliated programs, as well as short-term programs during semester breaks.

Faculty-led Programs

Engineering students are strongly encouraged to study abroad during the spring semester of their sophomore year.* Lafayette faculty-led programs allow traditional (no advanced placement credit) students to stay on schedule to graduate in four years. The programs are fully integrated with the engineering curricula, taught in English, and all financial aid applies. These programs also include several cultural excursions throughout the semester.

*Engineering Studies students also often choose the Bonn and Madrid sites but have a wider range of options beyond the two main programs, where they typically go in the spring semester of their Junior years. Interested students should consult with faculty members and the Study Abroad office about past Engineering Studies Study Abroad sites, which have included schools in Denmark, France, Turkey, Israel, Ethiopia, and more.

Affiliated Programs

Several affiliated study abroad programs  work well for certain B.S. engineering majors.

Students also can choose from among many short-term study abroad programs led by Lafayette faculty around the world during the semester breaks. Learn more by visiting the interim abroad website.

Learn more about one student’s study abroad experience in Madrid, Spain.

View photos taken by engineering students learning through programs in Germany, Spain, and Honduras.

Compare options to see which one is best suited to your needs. If interested, contact the Office of International and Off-Campus Education.