My advice for ENGR students who are looking to go abroad would be to try something different. Go out of your comfort zone and explore. Academically, I learned something that i would have not originally chosen (architectural engineering), so I got to see a different side of engineering disciplines.
Jaelle Studied abroad in Italy

The College of Engineering recognizes that having an international perspective is imperative to being a well-rounded engineer. Spending time abroad and developing the ability to work and communicate effectively across cultures is one of the best things you can do to increase your marketability in a global job market.

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. University of Nebraska students are afforded many unique opportunities to globalize their engineering education. No matter what your goals are, there are education abroad options that will suit your academic, personal, and professional needs. Programs range from a short span of 10 days to a full semester. You can take major or minor courses, complete electives, gain language skills, or satisfy an outcome such as ACE 9.

Employers are seeking attributes that education abroad can help you develop:

  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Organizational ability
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Initiative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Tactfulness
  • Fluency in a foreign language

A successful experience takes careful planning and thorough communication with the Education Abroad Office and your Academic Advisor. If you think that education abroad is an experience you’d like to explore, begin your search here. To schedule an appointment with the Education Abroad Office, please call 402-472-5358 or attend walk-ins M-F 1-4:00 pm in Love Library South 110.

A World of Opportunity

You have a wide range of international opportunities at Nebraska, including:

Short-Term Programs

Travel with an Engineering faculty member to Jordan over spring break or Italy in May (2021), or pursue another UNL faculty-led program. Join students from across the U.S. on an affiliated program focused on language learning, Engineering, or any other discipline you’d like to explore.

Semester Programs

Immerse yourself in a foreign city and university through UNL’s bilateral exchanges at Leeds in England, Nanyang in Singapore, or Tampere University of Technology in Finland. Explore semester-length options in over 50 different countries through ISEP, MAUI, and our Affiliate partners. Work with your advisor to determine the ideal term to fit a semester abroad into your four-year plan.

Internships & Research Abroad

Engage in a research project in Germany at Hannover University or through DAAD Rise. Apply for a competitive, paid traineeship through IASTE or a credit-bearing, unpaid internship with an organization such as IES Abroad, in a wide range of locations.

Engineers Without Borders

Join the University of Nebraska student chapter of EWB-USA to contribute to environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects in developing countries, whether on campus, in Madagascar, or in Zambia.

Unique Programs

If you find a credit-bearing experience outside of the MyWorld directory, apply to pursue an Unlisted Program.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Spend two weeks living with German peers and studying Architectural Engineering at Biberach University of Applied Sciences with Nebraska faculty. Seek out additional research opportunities through faculty advisors or grant-funded initiatives.

Non-Credit Travel

Attend a conference, participate in a competition, or pursue a non-credit internship or research experience abroad. Use the International Travel Registry for Students to register any non-credit travel connected to UNL.