General Timeline for Study Abroad

1. December/January:

  • Students submit applications (early applications are welcome, first come first serve)
  • All applications are reviewed and those that qualify are sent to host university

2. January/February:

  • Host universities make decisions and students are informed about acceptance and research faculty contacts

3. Mid-late February:

  • Q&A session for all students who have been selected.

4. March 1:

  • Students make decisions on whether they plan to go.  This should include a note stating the research assignments.
  • Register for EID300 credits

5. March/April:

  • Students make their travel arrangements

6. August:

  • Students return from their summer abroad 

7. September 15:

  • Technical report and cultural report submission deadline. Papers should be submitted by email to Beth Slack ( with the Subject: EID 300 submission <Last Name, First Name>
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.