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How do I do it?|College of Engineering and Applied Science


How do I do it?

Think about where you want to study or work.

  • Do you want to learn a new language?
  • Do you want to continue to develop skills in a language that you have already studied?
  • Does your ancestry draw you a particular part of the world?
  • Do your professional goals influence your choice?

Talk with your academic adviser and the International Engineering program contacts in your department about curricular requirements

  • What courses would be good choices for study abroad?
  • What courses are best taken at UW? That is, what required UW courses are not likely to be available at another university?
  • Can you substitute foreign language credits for any other degree requirements?
  • Can you earn any course credit while on an internship?
  • When would be a good time for you to go abroad? Normally the junior year is preferred, but the timing has to work for your particular case.

Develop a plan to become proficient in the language of your host country.

  • Can you develop your language skill at UW?
  • What is the best approach for taking foreign language courses- during the regular semester or concentrated in summer session?
  • What are you options for an intensive language course in the host country?

Visit the Office of International Programs

  • Do you have the appropriate travel documents: passport, visa, etc.?
  • How do you get health insurance?
  • What are the costs of studying or working abroad in your host country?
  • How do you assure that your scholarships and other financial aid remain available?
  • How can you find housing?
  • Who handles transfer of course credits back to UW?

Join the International Engineering Club.

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