Globalize Your Engineering
Education at Penn State:
Summer Study and Work
Global Opportunities for Engineering Students
• Opportunities to Travel Abroad
– Study Abroad
Semester Programs
Summer and Short-Term Programs
Courses with an International Travel Component
Service Learning
– Work/Research Abroad
• On-Campus Opportunities
– Academic and Extra-curricular
Where Do I Start?
Do you wish to travel?
What type of experience do you want? Study, work/research, volunteer/service?
When do you want to go abroad? First year through senior year options available
How long do you want to be abroad? One week, a few weeks, a semester, a year?
What is your major/intended major or minor?
Will you fulfill major or minor requirements abroad, or take general education
Do you possess any skills in a foreign language? Would you like to improve or learn
a language?
What budget do you have for your travel abroad?
Do you prefer living with a host family, in an apartment, in a hotel, or in a dorm?
Where do you want to go? Do you have a specific country in mind? Would you
prefer living in a busy city or quiet town?
Application Deadlines (Study Abroad)
• Academic Year – March 1
• Fall – March 1
• Spring – May 1
– Some programs re-open with a later deadline of September 15
– Apply by the May 1 deadline to be sure to get your first choice
• Summer – February 1
– Other summer program deadlines may vary for non-Penn State
programs, and may be earlier or later
Summer and Short-Term Programs
• Can go anywhere from first year through senior year
• Example Penn State Engineering Programs
– Cultural Impact on Engineering in China
– Engineering Design in Singapore, France, and Spain
– Architectural Engineering summer programs in Italy and China
– Engineers Made in Germany summer program in Germany
– Automotive summer school in Germany
• Example Non-Penn State Programs
– University of New South Wales Energy Tomorrow program in
Cultural Impact on Engineering in China
• Open to First-Year Students
• Credit for ENGR 118: Impact of Culture on Engineering in China
– Can be used as GS/IL
• May 11 – June 4, 2014
This program is designed to give students an overview about the impact of history, culture, and
environment on engineering design structures and manufacturing in China. Students will travel to
Beijing, Chongqing, Yichang, Xian, Dalian, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Hungshan and be exposed to the
concepts through on-site visits to the Great Wall in Beijing, the Three Gorges Dam Project Site and the
five-step ship locks in Yichang, the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xian the Dongtan Eco-city Project
in Shanghai, the longest bay bridge in the world in Hangzhou, and many other projects at other
Summers By Design
• Open to First-Year students; Pre-requisite is EDSGN 100
• Nantes, France: May 18 – May 30, 2014
– EDSGN 200 - Introduction to Design Engineering
• Navarra, Spain: May 18 – May 30, 2014
– EDSGN 297 - Introduction to Design Engineering
• Singapore, Singapore: May 13 – May 31, 2014
– EDSGN 397
Engineers Made in Germany
• Pforzheim, Germany at Hochschule Pforzheim University
• Focus on the Germany Automotive Industry
– Cultural Excursions (Heidelberg, Strasbough, Munich, Berlin, Black Forest & Lake Constance)
– Company Visits (Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Audi, Daimler Museum, SAP, HUGO BOSS)
• Program courses (enroll in 9 credits):
– Production Management & Supply Chain Management (PSU course number I E 499)
– Lecture Series Engineering in Manufacturing (PSU course number I E 399)
– German language (PSU course number will depend on the level of language that each
student takes)
– IE students: technical elective and an engineering elective.
– M E students: engineering technical elective and a general technical elective.
• Information Sessions in 202 Hammond Building:
Wednesday, January 22, 12:30pm
Thursday, January 23, 3:30pm
Work/Research Abroad
• Methods to find a work abroad experience
Fall Career Days, Spring Career Days
Engineering Career Week
Job postings on eCareer
Going Global online resource
Postings on company websites
Research connections through faculty
Personal networking
Combined study-work programs
Programs offered through organizations
or other universities (e.g. RISE, NanoJapan)
– Third party programs (e.g. CDS International,
Cultural Vistas, IES) – generally for a cost
Work/Research Abroad
• Current International Job Postings on eCareer:
– Process/Product Development in Japan; Schott North America(nationwide, Japan)
– Internship with China University of Mining and Technology; International Programs in
Engineering(Beijing, China)
– Internship with Dalian Fuyou Group Enterprise Co.; International Programs in Engineering(Dalian,
– Facilities Engineer; Chevron Corporation(Tengiz, Kazakhstan)
– NanoJapan International Research; NanoJapan(nationwide, Japan)
– RISE Internship; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)(nationwide, Germany)
– RISE-Pro Internship; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)(nationwide, Germany)
– Urop International Research; Urop (nationwide, Germany)
– Cultural Vista International Fellowship; Cultural Vista(nationwide, Multiple International Locations)
– Cultural Vista Internships Abroad; Cultural Vista(nationwide, Multiple International Locations)
Work/Research Abroad
• Companies Coming to Engineering Career Week Seeking New Hires in
International Locations:
Work/Research Abroad
• Companies Coming to Spring Career Days Seeking New Hires in
Technical Majors for International Locations:
– C.R. Bard
– Laird
– CB & I
– Manitowoc Company, Inc.
– Fast Enterprises, LLC
– MathWorks
– Foxconn Electronics, Inc.
– MavenWire LLC
– Geo-Solutions Inc.
– USMC Officer Selection Team
– Gerdau
– Wal-mart Logistics
Work/Research Abroad
• Companies That Came to Fall Career Days Seeking New Hires in Technical Majors
for International Locations:
Black & Veatch Corporation
Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Buckeye Partners LP
Calfrac Well Services
Carlson Software
Cvent, Inc.
Danaher Corporation
Fast Enterprises, LLC
Flowserve Corporation
Foxconn Electronics, Inc.
General Electric
GKN plc
Herren Associates
Highmark Health Services
Hyde Engineering + Consulting
Ingersoll Rand
Intel Corporation
International Atomic Energy Agency/BNL
ITT Corporation
Medallia, Inc.
National Oilwell Varco
Naval Sea System Command
Peace Corps/City Year
Pennsy Supply
PMC Sierra
Red Frog Events
Saint Gobain
TerraSim Inc.
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Department of State –
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
URS Corporation
Prepare Yourself to be a Better Candidate
• Apply for a Passport if you don’t already have one!
• Learn about another culture
– Participate in student groups with international focus
– International events on campus
– Take International Cultures (IL) courses
• Academic Preparation
Take language courses
Take engineering courses with an international component
Perform well academically
Take ENGR 111, Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication for Engineers,
the semester before you go abroad (self-paced, online course through ANGEL)
• Gain work experience through an internship or co-op
People To Help You Through This Process
Open Office Hours (Students) – During Fall and Spring Semesters:
– International Engineering Envoys – Top Floor Kunkle Lounge (see website for hours)
– Education Abroad Peer Advisers – 426A Boucke (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
Appointments Needed/Preferred (Faculty/Staff):
– Kim Baran – Coordinator, Global Engineering Education – 204 Hammond
– Departmental Study Abroad Contacts – varies by department (see next slide)
– Education Abroad Advisers – 410 Boucke
Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Temporary adviser for Latin America
and IES programs in Spain (Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca).
Kate Fox
Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Eastern Europe.
Whitney Longnecker
France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and the
Scott Runner
United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Middle East. Temporary adviser for Portugal and
non-IES programs in Spain (Alicante, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Navarra, Ronda,
Whitney Strickler
Departmental Study Abroad Contacts
Study Abroad Contact
Aerospace Engineering
Robert Melton
Architectural Engineering
Moses Ling
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Megan Marshall
Margaret Slattery
Chemical Engineering
Themis Matsoukas
Civil Engineering
Norm Folmar
Computer Science and Engineering
Lee Coraor
Electrical Engineering
David Salvia
Engineering Science
S. Ashok
Industrial Engineering
Jeya Chandra
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Eric Marsh
International Engineering Envoys
Meet with the envoys to discuss Study Abroad, Work
Abroad, and On-Campus Globalization Opportunities
Office Hours in 204 Hammond Building
Schedule at
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