Summer Study Abroad Program
As the practice of engineering has become increasingly globalized the Albert Nerken School of Engineering has sent its students around the world to better enrich their work, their lives and the lives of others. Established in 1989, the Study Abroad Program has sent students to Iceland, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Greece, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Singapore, South Korea & Japan. Current students can study in Dresden. Hamburg or Karlsruhe Germany, the cities of Burgos or Madrid, in Spain, or Iceland.
During each summer we offer a 6-8 week study abroad experience. This is open to a limited number of students that are in good academic standing and have completed their second or third year. A student can earn six credits of independent study (EID 300) by participating in a project under the supervision of faculty at one of the below universities.
Students are responsible for the cost of travel, food and accommodations.
Participants are encouraged to sightsee and take part in the cultural life of the host city. Students who want to travel an extended period (a week, etc.) should do so after their study abroad program is finished. Weekend trips are fine during that time, as long as it does not interfere with one's study. At the end of the assignment, many have traveled the European and Asian continents.
Upon return to Cooper, each student must submit to Associate Dean Raja a formal report of his/her activities and an evaluation form. This report is in two parts: a technical report covers project-research activities and a cultural report documents their experience with the country. The technical report on your research project should be a conference quality paper in content, organization and grammar. Submission of the technical report to a peer-reviewed research publication forum (workshop/conference/journal) is strongly encouraged.
Application & Deadlines
Application forms for the summer of 2017 are here and are due January 11, 2017.
For more information about the Summer Study Abroad program please contact Associate Dean Anita Raja (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tentative Timeline for study abroad, click here.
You can find a FAQ here.
Fact Sheet- Application for the summer exchange program will be Cooper's application.
* Research Projects for Summer 2017.
* Research Projects for Summer 2016
Research priority areas of TU Dresden include:
- Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
- Information Technologies and Microelectronics
- Smart Materials and Structures
- Culture and Knowledge
- Energy and Environment
The university is home to a large variety of research centers and institutes, covering virtually every academic discipline.
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Specific projects will be matched to student interests once the application has been accepted
Interested students should contact Anita Raja directly about projects.
The 8-week summer research at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences also includes the opportunity to take part in the 2-week HAWtech Summer School program focusing on automotive engineering. There are 2 travel scholarships available for students selected to this program.
2017-2018: We are not offering a semester exchange program with Hamburg.
For more information contact Professor Robert Dell.
* Summer 2017 Research Projects List will be posted soon.