Study Abroad

At the School of Mines, we believe in the power of exchange and strive to develop cross-cultural connections.  Our students study in Spain and attend conferences in Dubai, conduct research in India and compete in the United Kingdom.  Many scientists and engineers work on collaborative projects that involve multicultural teams or travel to unfamiliar cultures.  International experience through study abroad is a great way to gain a broader world view and global working experience.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE:  In Tanzania, design teams demonstrated a water-purification system with the potential to provide drinking water, an accomplishment they replicated in Mongolia and Egypt.  Students in Chile refurbished a school for orphans.  Students in Uganda developed a water system for a university.   Whether you're studying sustainability in Copenhagen or involved in a humanitarian project in Haiti, you'll be engineering the solutions of tomorrow and creating a better world today.  Our Study Abroad experiences aren't just life-changing, they change lives.

Getting Started

Study abroad is a memorable and life-expanding experience.  Programs vary in length, and allow you to earn credits toward your degree program.  Find out more Study Abroad Programs available to you.
Get Started

Preparing to Go

Once you've been accepted into a Study Abroad program, there are many things to know and do.  We provide help and resources as you prepare to go abroad.
Prepare to Go

Returned Students

General resources to help with your questions and needs regarding travel abroad.
Resources for Returned Students

Department Contacts

Individuals who can help with your Study Abroad decisions and plans.
Find Contacts in your Department


General resources to help with your questions and needs regarding travel abroad
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. . . with friends, faculty and the Ivanhoe International Center while you study abroad. Write a blog; post pictures to Flickr or just let us know; we'll share your stories and links. Be sure to join our Study Abroad Facebook Group.

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Global Engineering Certificate

The Global Engineering Certificate is available to ALL undergraduate engineering students through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Available to ALL engineering students, it's a good way to develop intercultural communication and teaming skills. Contact CEE for details.