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Study Abroad
Engineering Study Abroad & International Internship Opportunities
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International Internships
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Browse the adventures below led by BYU Engineering professors. Be mentored by experts who show you new parts of the world through an engineering lens and guide you through experiences not possible in a classroom.

The Weidman Center provides scholarships for all engineering majors who participate. The scholarship amounts vary by program and do not require an extra application process—students accepted will receive the scholarship that applies to that program. Click "Apply Now" for details.

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Peru

Global Engineering Outreach

Apr 27 - May 13

Use your technical education to change lives through humanitarian engineering with a focus on sustainable technologies. Work on multidisciplinary teams to solve real problems and experience how boundaries can fade in the world of applied engineering.

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Europe

(England, Netherlands, France, Switzerland)

Build and Ride a Bike in Europe

May 23 – June 28

Design and build your own bike from scratch. Bike Europe while visiting technology and engineering companies in the Netherlands, bioengineering companies in France, and then take a train to Switzerland to visit the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.

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Singapore

International Product Design & Development

May 12 – May 30

Develop your knowledge of product design and development while working as an international team with students from the National University of Singapore and Penn State University. Research and design a new product to solve a local problem in Singapore.

2022 Programs
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Most Study Abroad programs for 2022 will finalize in the fall of 2021. Browse below for the likely lineup. Though countries and other details may change, this will give you a taste of what's to come!

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Latin America

(Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Peru)

Global Product Development
Spring Term, 2-3 Weeks

Understand the issues and challenges associated with global product development. Appreciate firsthand the design and manufacturing capabilities of other countries and how companies leverage these capabilities in cross-cultural team environments.

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Asia

(China, Taiwan)

Manufacturing Engineering Internship
Spring Term, 6-7 Weeks

Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering students only

Expand your opportunities by participating in this technical study abroad while completing an international internship in Asia.

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China

Globalization & Technology, Eastern Religions

Spring Term, 6-7 Weeks

Experience the global forces driving engineering. Instruction held on Sun Yat-Sen University campus with Chinese students. Field trips to design and manufacturing facilities across China and cultural sites. Fulfills a major elective and religion elective.

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Europe

(Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Spain)

Global Perspectives on Energy and the Environment

Spring Term, 2-3 Weeks

All majors welcome; priority for Mechanical Engineering majors

Immerse yourself in the European countries leading the way in renewable energy. Learn about innovation in solar, wind, geothermal, energy from waste incineration, and government energy policy.

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Singapore

International Product Design & Development

Spring Term, 3 Weeks

Develop your knowledge of product design and development while working as an international team with students from the National University of Singapore and Penn State University. Research and design a new product to solve a local problem in Singapore.

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Netherlands

Dutch Design Week

Fall Semester, 1 Week

Industrial Design majors only

Be inspired, learn, and network in Eindhoven, Netherlands at the largest design event in Northern Europe. On this 7-day program, Industrial Design students will see the work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 global visitors. Applications will open in Spring or Summer for 2022.

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Europe

(Italy, Netherlands, France)

Infrastructure and Global Leadership
Spring Term, 3 Weeks

Civil & Environmental Engineering majors only

Learn about ancient and modern civil engineering projects in some of the most culturally rich locations in Europe. The course focuses on all disciplines of civil engineering: structures, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, and environmental.

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Europe

(Netherlands, Scotland)

International Challenges in Water Resources, Transportation, & Geotechnical Engineering
Spring Term, 3-4 Weeks

Civil & Environmental Engineering majors only

Work alongside students from international partnering institutions while applying civil engineering models and methods in Europe.

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Peru

Global Engineering Outreach
Spring Term, 2-3 Weeks

Use your technical education to change lives through humanitarian engineering with a focus on sustainable technologies. Work on multidisciplinary teams to solve real problems and experience how boundaries can fade in the world of applied engineering. Applications for the Spring 2022 will open in March of 2021.

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Europe

(Netherlands, Scotland)

International Challenges in Water Resources, Transportation, & Geotechnical Engineering

Spring Term, Weeks

Civil & Environmental Engineering majors only

Work alongside students from international partnering institutions while applying civil engineering models and methods in Europe.

International Internships
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Why Intern Abroad?
Consider an internship an investment in your professional and personal future! These global experiences are affordable and immersive opportunities to practice engineering in a global context. An internship can develop your career perspectives and skills, provide you with expert feedback, and add global contacts to your professional network. As you engage in a new culture, you’ll apply academic knowledge and skills in unique, real-world situations and increase your marketability to employers.

Getting Started

The Weidman Center provides Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering students with scholarships to help fund their international internship. The step-by-step guide below has been provided to help you search for opportunities and receive Weidman Center international internship scholarships.

Other Financial Support

Additional information on aid for international experiences can be found through the Kennedy Center "Fund My Program" webpage.

Passport/Visa Photos


We encourage you to have a current passport to take advantage of the many international opportunities offered within the college.

Passport and visa photos are available to all BYU students, faculty and staff for free through BYU Purchasing and Travel in C-40 ASB. You can apply for a passport or get additional information online at travel.state.gov .

Special Note: Photos for China visas have strict requirements, please read the guidelines on china-embassy.org and notify photographer.

Passport offices within Provo that process passport applications:

Provo Post Office

95 West 100 South

Provo, UT 84601-9988

(801) 818-9682

Utah County Clerk

100 East Center

Provo, UT 84601

(801) 851-8109