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Title: Globalize Your Engineering Education at Penn State: Summer Study and Work Opportunities

Globalize Your Engineering Education at Penn
State Summer Study and Work Opportunities
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 courses?
  • 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

Summer and Short-Term Programs
  • Can go anywhere from first year through senior
  • Example Penn State Engineering Programs
  • Cultural Impact on Engineering in China
  • Engineering Design in Singapore, France, and
  • Architectural Engineering summer programs in
    Italy and China
  • Engineers Made in Germany summer program in
  • Automotive summer school in Germany
  • Example Non-Penn State Programs
  • University of New South Wales Energy Tomorrow
    program in Australia

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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 locations.

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
  • 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, 1230pm
  • Thursday, January 23, 330pm

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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Cultural Vista International Fellowship Cultural
    Vista(nationwide, Multiple International
  • Cultural Vista Internships Abroad Cultural
    Vista(nationwide, Multiple International

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
  • C.R. Bard
  • CB I
  • Fast Enterprises, LLC
  • Foxconn Electronics, Inc.
  • Geo-Solutions Inc.
  • Gerdau
  • Laird
  • Manitowoc Company, Inc.
  • MathWorks
  • MavenWire LLC
  • USMC Officer Selection Team
  • Wal-mart Logistics

Work/Research Abroad
  • Companies That Came to Fall Career Days Seeking
    New Hires in Technical Majors for International
  • Altria
  • ANSYS, Inc.
  • Black Veatch Corporation
  • Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
  • Buckeye Partners LP
  • Calfrac Well Services
  • Carlson Software
  • CBI
  • Cvent, Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • 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
  • Oracle
  • ORAU
  • Peace Corps/City Year
  • Pennsy Supply
  • PMC Sierra
  • Red Frog Events
  • Repsol
  • Saint Gobain
  • TerraSim Inc.
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic
  • URS Corporation

Prepare Yourself to be a Better Candidate
  • Apply for a Passport if you dont already have
  • Learn about another culture
  • Participate in student groups with international
  • International events on campus
  • Take International Cultures (IL) courses
  • Academic Preparation
  • Take language courses
  • Take engineering courses with an international
  • Perform well academically
  • Take ENGR 111, Introduction to Cross-Cultural
    Communication for Engineers, the semester before
    you go abroad (self-paced, online course through
  • Gain work experience through an internship or

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

Countries/Regions Adviser
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 Netherlands. 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, Valencia). Whitney Strickler
Departmental Study Abroad Contacts
Department Study Abroad Contact
Aerospace Engineering Robert Melton
Architectural Engineering Moses Ling
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Megan Marshall
Bioengineering 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
  • Office Hours in 204 Hammond Building
  • Schedule at

Where Will You Go?