Choose Your Study Abroad Location
Study abroad programs take many different forms. Michigan Tech offers faculty-led and exchange-student options. The University also works with a few well-respected organizations with reputable study abroad programs. Choices include a floating classroom on a ship that visits a dozen emerging countries. Or a European semester program for engineering students, working in teams on real-life projects with transferable design credits. Explore your options. We can help you narrow them down.
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
International Studies Abroad (ISA), headquartered in Austin, Texas, has been serving study abroad students for more than 25 years. It continues to be one of the leading study abroad program providers in the US. ISA also offers international internships and service-learning programs, and Veritas, a Christian study program.
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is a nonprofit, university-based organization headquartered on the University of Nevada campus in Reno. Since 1982, it’s provided opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to succeed in a global society. USAC currently operates programs in 26 countries and sends more than 3,500 students abroad annually.
European Project Semester (EPS)
European Project Semester (EPS) is designed to meet engineering degree senior design requirements with a mix of project-related courses and project organization/problem-based learning. Students can transfer up to 15 course credits for design course requirements; amount varies based on engineering discipline. Lower and upper division humanities credits can also be earned and transferred. All classes are taught in English. Some projects are done in cooperation with commercial businesses and industries. Other projects are more academic.
Michigan Tech currently has partnerships with:
- Barcelona, Spain, School of Engineering of Vilanova i la Geltrú, Technical University of Catalonia
- Kiel, Germany, University of Applied Sciences in Schleswig-Holstein
- Oslo, Norway, Oslo University College of Engineering
- s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Avans University of Applied Sciences
- Valencia, Spain, Polytechnic University of Valencia
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) is a study abroad program located on the shore of Lake Biwa in the City of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Since 1989, JCMU has been offering programs designed to build relationships between Japanese, Americans, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life, and society. JCMU offers programs in language and culture, health and culture, environmental sciences, and teaching English in Japan. It also offers summer internships.
Semester at Sea
Every spring and fall since 1963 students have been experiencing the world through, Semester at Sea, which explores up to 12 emerging countries and 16 cities on a 100-day voyage. Through in-country field programs and independent travel, students observe global issues firsthand while interacting with everyone from local citizens to world leaders. Courses are taught aboard the ship and inland.
Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Programs
Michigan Tech has several direct exchange partner agreements with international universities. Here's how it works: Michigan Tech students attend one of those universities and pay Michigan Tech tuition. In return, that international university sends its students to Michigan Tech.
Other International Experiences
Michigan Tech students are global leaders. They bring life-enhancing innovation to those in need around the world through programs from the Pavlis Institute, for action-oriented undergrads, to the Peace Corps International Master’s program, largest in the nation. We design community improvements with partners in economically disadvantaged countries. The world is at your service, in service to the world:
Dakar Institute of African Studies
Summer opportunities are available at the Dakar Institute of African Studies (DIAS) to learn French or Wolof, study African history and cultures, and intern at an organization in Senegal, West Africa.
Frontiers Abroad offers numerous programs in New Zealand and neighboring Pacific islands integrating natural sciences with community projects and indigenous knowledge.
Cultural Vistas is a non profit exchange organization that offers international internships and fellowships all over the globe.