EWB in Madagascar
Education Abroad Opportunities
Education Abroad Office
The UNL Education Abroad office is available to all UNL students. By visiting the Education Abroad office or website, you can:
Agreements in Progress
The College of Engineering is actively working with the UNL Education Abroad Office and various international partners to expand the suite of engineering-specific abroad opportunities in other countries. All current students are encouraged to watch for email announcements when new agreements become finalized.
International Engineering Minor
The College of Engineering offers each student the opportunity to pursue an International Engineering Minor. The minor is designed to encourage and recognize undergraduate students who enhance their engineering education with courses and experiences consistent with the global nature of engineering and the economy. By taking advantage of the international engineering minor, you’ll have the opportunity to:
To determine whether this minor is right for you and your goals, please contact the Engineering Student Services at 402-472-3160.
Engineering is a global profession
As a student in the College of Engineering, an experience abroad will undoubtedly expand your perspective on the engineering profession and the world around you. While UNL provides many opportunities to travel and study abroad, the College of Engineering has arranged several engineering-specific opportunities in Iceland, India, Italy, Germany, and Singapore. While we encourage students to learn as much of the native language of the country they’re visiting, all current engineering-specific abroad experiences are taught in English. By taking advantage of studying abroad, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Grow personally
- Find new interests you never knew you had
- Interact with peers from a different culture
- Uniquely position yourself in your job search.
Active Engineering Abroad Opportunities
- Program Overview: The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) program, in partnership with Reykjavik University in Iceland, provides a 10-day comprehensive overview of the commercial renewable energy industry using Iceland and its infrastructure as the classroom. For many students, the coursework, site visits, and cultural exposure to the people and practices of Iceland will spark a lifelong passion for renewable energy and sustainable living practices.
- Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the GREEN program to determine if it is right for you, please schedule an appointment with Lark Bear in MyPlan or call the UNL Education Abroad office at 402-472-5358.
- Program Highlights: IIT-Madras offers undergraduate majors in Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and numerous support departments. Regardless of your major, you will find courses and lab experiences to complement and enrich your program at UNL. As you work with your advisor in the selection of course during your stay at IIT-Madras, keep in mind that you will want to take courses that count toward your degree, including those that can only be taken at IIT-Madras.
- Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. In addition to the rich academic and favorable financial conditions, the cultural experience will be second to none. The culture of southeast India will be in full bloom and available to you. The campus is comprised of 618 acres in an urban region. However, much of the campus is in part of Guindy National Park. The campus occupants include the students, faculty, staff, monkeys, spotted deer, 100’s of bird species, and a threatened species of blackbuck.
- Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the IIT-Madras experience, please schedule an appointment with Lark Bear in MyPLAN or call the UNL Education Abroad office at 402-472-5358.
- Contact the UNL Education Abroad Office at 402-472-5358 for more information.
Italy: Faculty-led Experience
- Program Highlights: Study architecture and engineering first hand at historical sites including the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pantheon, and St. Peter's Cathedral. Explore the following architectural eras: Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance. Take part in site tours, sketching, and research assignments. Visit universities and attend lectures by Italian engineering professors. Be immersed in the local culture through Italian-style meals, discussions on local culture, and more.
- Location: Visit Rome, Milan, Venice, multiple locations in Tuscany, and Pompeii/Paestum.
- Program Highlights: Experience 12 weeks of research at the Leibniz Universitat Hannover during the summer months. Visit leading research institutes and several of Germany’s world known companies like VW, Sennheiser, MTU, Airbus, and much more! Placements available for mechanical, biomedical, electrical, and civil engineering; physics; organic, anorganic, and food chemistry, computer science, mechatronics, horticultural, and biology interest areas.
- Location: Hannover
- Website: My World
- Contact the UNL Education Abroad Office at 402-472-5358 for more information.
- Program Highlights: Nanyang Technological University (NTU is a world class university ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. The College of Engineering at NTU is large (by Nebraska standards) and has about 10,000 undergraduates and 3500 graduate students. This size and the number and breadth of engineering programs allows students to choose a variety of courses and plans of study.
The high quality of instruction and academic rigor at NTU is advantageous to you as you consider a semester (or year) in Singapore. The NTU College of Engineering is comprised of 6 Schools of Engineering. These schools include the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, the School of Computer Engineering, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the School of Material Science and Engineering, the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Regardless of your major, you will find courses and lab experiences to complement and enrich your program at UNL. As you work with your advisor in the selection of course during your stay at NTU keep in mind that you will want to take courses that count toward your degree, including those that can only be taken at NTU.
- Location: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is located in the heart of Singapore. NTU is home to about 23,500 undergraduates, predominately from Singapore and Asia. The cultural experience of this ultra-modern setting second to none. Singapore is the gateway to Asia and serves as the economic and cultural spearhead.
The city is lively, modern, clean, bright, and full of life. Likewise, NTU takes on this nature and culture within the academic setting.A semester at NTU is a unique combination of academic elitism and cultural immersion. Having had an experience like this, you will be equipped to understand the dynamics of a truly global setting and engineering activity.
- Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the NTU experience, please schedule an appointment with Lark Bear in MyPLAN or call the UNL Education Abroad office at 402-472-5358.
Engineers Without Borders:
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in developing communities through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. While advancing the quality of life in these communities, EWB-USA works to develop globally aware and personally responsible engineers and students.
EWB-USA is an organization that supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership. The University of Nebraska student chapter of EWB-USA is a student-run organization with members from both Lincoln and Omaha campuses. Our student chapter works in Madagascar in partnership with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, an offshoot of the Henry Doorly Zoo's conservation work in Madagascar.