Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.
Tuition Swap: Global E3 students pay tuition at their home institution, and enjoy the benefits of attending an overseas one!
Flexible Timing: Students can study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or the entire school year.
Overseas Internships: Global E3 students are able to take on a supplemental internships after their study abroad experience. Not all member universities offer this option, but those that do help provide students with industrial placements near the university, co-op internships within the university, and more.
Through participation in the program, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. The importance of this unique program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, all of which provided the start-up funds for the program. The program is sustained with membership fees from participating universities and from corporations.
Students are nominated by their home institution and receive credit at home for academic work completed abroad.
They study overseas in a member institution for one or two semesters, typically in their junior year.
Integral to the program is intensive language instruction and the opportunity for students to undertake a practical, paid internship in an industrial setting or laboratory in the host country. The internship component is an especially valuable element in strengthening the international and professional competency of the students, as well as a unique opportunity for host companies to become acquainted with these talented young people at an early stage in their careers.
The program is competitive, selecting only the most promising students with sufficient language ability to successfully complete coursework overseas and engage in a meaningful work experience in industry. In order to expand the opportunities for outstanding students with minimal foreign language ability, some members outside the United States provide instruction in English as well as the home country language.
For further information regarding participation, please contact us or talk to your home campus administrator (typically, the study abroad office).
Universities interested in joining the consortium should contact us.