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The global economy is emerging and dictating the manner in which business is being conducted. Realizing the role that international relations assumes in education, the Division of Education and Student Programs (DESP) offers several Global Programs. Maintaining current partnerships with international engineering universities and organizations and developing new resources and relations will be the task of the DESP. As a curricular enhancement option, students will have the opportunity to incorporate international experience into their education at the Case School of Engineering.
Participation in global exchange activities will optimize the student's educational experience as well as contribute to their societal awareness. Exposure to global activities will be a very valuable asset for future leadership positions within multinational corporations.
Exposure to different cultures through international programs allows for students to engage in exciting and new learning experiences.
The DESP will serve as the centralized office for international activity for the Case School of Engineering.
Some of the current offerings for international experiences include:
The Case School of Engineering has partnered with Tianjin University, one of China’s highly ranked universities, for a four-week cultural and language immersion program for students. Case School of Engineering students visit Tianjin from mid-May to mid-June and the Tianjin students visit CWRU in the month of February. The program involves learning more about the language and culture, having laboratory experiences, taking plant trips, interacting with students and faculty, and living on the campus.
For more information on the Case/Tianjin Exchange, click here.
ENGR 225B at the University of Botswana
ENGR 225B is a 3-week intensive course held at the University of Botswana. The course intertwines engineering content with regional issues specific to sub-Saharan Africa. Field trips will show how engineering solutions related to the course material are implemented within the economic and societal constraints of the region.
Universität Stuttgart, a top ranked technical university in Germany, offers a six week summer study program to Case School of Engineering students. The course program consists of one German language course and three additional courses, one each in Architecture, Art History, and European Studies. Classes are combined with other activities to enhance student's knowledge of German culture and language. The curriculum also supports excursions to other German cities and many local companies.
Click here for more information on Summer University.
The Global E3 Program offers opportunities for American engineering students to study in one of 17 countries overseas at participating institutions. Engineering and computer science students can take courses internationally for one semester or a full academic year while receiving course credit at their home institution. In addition, these students could acquire an internship after one semester of study abroad to complement their international experience. Click here for a complete list of participating countries and universities.
An IAESTE Internship is a paid internship abroad. Positions are available in industry, research institutes, universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer; longer placements of up to 12 months are also available. Click here for more information.
If you have an interest in becoming involved with the Global Exchange program, please contact Debbie Fatica at firstname.lastname@example.org.