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.
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.
The following programs are especially suited for students looking to take optical or engineering courses while abroad:
- CIEE Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
- IES University of New South Wales (Australia)
- IES University of Sydney (Australia)
- IES Madrid (Spain)
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?
"...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