Lafayette is a national leader in study abroad experiences for engineering students. Two-thirds of our students have an international experience with one-third participating in a semester or yearlong program.

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

Engineering students are strongly encouraged to study abroad during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Faculty-led programs are offered that 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 Lafayette faculty-led programs also include several cultural excursions throughout the semester.

Affiliated Programs

There are several affiliated study abroad programs that work well for certain B.S. engineering majors. If interested, contact the Office of International and Off-Campus Education.

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.