Michigan Tech offers a variety of programs beyond the traditional study abroad experience. Program types include faculty-led, exchange, internships, research, Christian missions, and international engineering senior design. Explore your options, we can help you narrow them down!
Michigan Tech has several direct exchange partner relationships with international universities (see list below). Michigan Tech students attend one of those universities and pay Michigan Tech tuition. In return, that international university sends its students to Michigan Tech.
How It Works
Stay for a semester—or a full academic year. Your Michigan Tech tuition and fees cover costs at the host university.
You're responsible for:
- course registration
- visa entry requirements
You also have to arrange and cover costs for:
- travel and transportation
- living expenses
- health insurance
Location: Dortmund, Germany
University: Technical University of Dortmund
Duration: October - March and April - September
Housing: Housing options
Location: Hannover, Germany
University: Leibniz University Hannover
Duration: October - March and April -September
Courses: Search for semester courses
Housing: Hannover housing options
Dakar Institute of African Studies
ENSEA French American Exchange
Spend a spring semester in Cergy, France at the University of ENSEA in the French American Exchange (FAME) Program. This program is designed for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students during their third-year spring semester.
European Project Semester
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. All classes are taught in English.
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
- Lodz, Poland, International Faculty of Engineering
- Oslo, Norway, Oslo University College of Engineering
- s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Avans University of Applied Sciences
- Valencia, Spain, Polytechnic University of Valencia
International Studies Abroad
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
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
Semester at Sea sails around the world exploring 10-12 countries in a semester. Through in-country field programs and independent travel, students observe global issues firsthand while interacting with everyone from local citizens to world leaders. Semester at Sea is open to all majors. Courses are taught aboard the ship and inland.
Superior Internships Abroad
University Studies Abroad Constorium
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is a non-profit consortium of U.S. universities (including Michigan Tech) that collaborates to offer affordable, academic and authentic study abroad programs. There are abundant opportunities to immerse in the culture, history, and academics of other countries providing an unforgettable experience. Each program is designed to help you grow into an engaged citizen of the world -- no only through academic experiences, but also through field trips, internships, volunteering, and service learning.
Steps to Apply
Attend a Study Abroad 101 session, located in the IPS office, Admin. Bldg. 200
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how study abroad may fit into your academic plan
Research and identify study abroad programs
Research study abroad programs here
Research and select study abroad courses
Review pre-approved study abroad courses here
Submit the Michigan Tech study abroad application
Submit study abroad program application
Attend Study Abroad Pre-Departure sessions