Global Opportunities

Study Abroad

Many students study abroad in semester and yearlong programs, earning college credits for foreign language study and other relevant coursework. Scholarships and financial aid are available for foreign study.

Help Impoverished Communities

Imagine a better world—a world where all have access to sanitation and potable water, where all children are able to learn in well-built classrooms, where families no longer suffer from disease, starvation and poverty.

More than ever before, Michigan Tech students are seeking opportunities to put their new engineering skills to work in impoverished communities throughout the world. A number of our students take part in engineering projects around the world through International Senior Design/idesign, Engineers Without Borders, and other programs on campus.

Several student-run Enterprise teams also travel outside the US to work on projects. Looking for more info? Michigan Tech's D80 Center is a great place to start, or consider taking the new minor in Humanitarian Engineering.

Global Facts

  • More than two billion people live on less than $2 per day
  • Every ten seconds, three children die from preventable causes
  • More than one billion people are without adequate sanitation
  • As many as 113 million children do not attend school