Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Open your eyes to the world 
Science and technology have no borders! Invest in your future by developing cross-cultural skills that will enable you to communicate with scientists anywhere in the world.

Enhance your career
Learn how to function in a culturally diverse environment early on. Develop broader skills and the ability to adapt to new environments.

Personal growth
See your culture and yourself from a different perspective. Learn to appreciate other languages and global perspectives, while better understanding your own cultural values.

Did you know?
You do not need to speak another language to study abroad. Many programs offer courses in English.

Recommended Programs

The following programs are especially suited for students looking to take optical or engineering courses while abroad:

For more information about studying abroad visit the Hajim Study Abroad site and refer to the Optics Study Abroad Guide.

Getting Credit

For major or departmental credit:
Professor Andrew Berger
Office: Goergen 405

For elective credit, consult with a study abroad advisor.

What are My First Steps?

  1. Attend an information session
  2. Research available programs
  3. Meet with a study abroad advisor

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"...the experience abroad as an optical engineer serves as an important break, a distinguisher from the horde, and gives a well-rounded education experience." –Elie Glik '14, UNSW, Sydney, Spring 2013