The Weidman Center for Global Leadership provides scholarships for all study abroad programs offered by the engineering college. Scholarship amounts vary by program and do not require an extra application process —students accepted will receive the scholarship that relates to that program.
Additionally, if you find an engineering-specific international internship, you may apply for a Weidman Center International Internship Scholarship.
Be mentored by BYU Engineering faculty who show you the world through an engineering lens, expose you to innovations practiced abroad and teach you how engineering changes as you cross borders.
Scroll to explore this year’s international engineering programs and apply!
Late January-Early February 2023
Civil & Environment Engineering majors onlyPartner with fellow BYU students and engineers from our partner Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI), the Dominican Republic’s national hydrological service, in applying water resources models, methods, and application development to critical problems faced in the Dominican Republic.
Program Full (next application opens July 2024)
Peru & Ecuador
Global Engineering Outreach
May 2- May 20, 2023
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.
Program Full (next application opens February/March 2023)
(Italy, Spain, Denmark, and possibly Sweden)
Global Perspectives on Energy and the Environment
May 1- May 22, 2023
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.
(Italy, Netherlands, France)
Infrastructure and Global Leadership
Mid-May to first week in June 2023
Civil & Environmental Engineering majors onlyLearn 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.
Program Full (next application opens August 2023)
Fundamentals of International Product Design & Development
May 15- June 3, 2023
All majors welcome
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.
July 1-July 30, 2023
Live in Denmark for four weeks experiencing firsthand how sustainable living practices have been adopted. Climb into a wind turbine. Do experiments at a large-scale testing facility. Study cybersecurity issues around the power grid and more.
Most 2023 study abroad programs will run again in 2024 with the addition of the programs below run on even years. Applications for spring/summer programs open in the preceding fall semester.
International Challenges in Water Resources, Transportation, & Geotechnical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering students only. Work alongside students from international partnering institutions while applying civil engineering models and methods to critical problems faced in Europe.
Global Product Development
Explore how countries and companies experience engineering design to solve important globalization issues while managing product development in a global environment. Discover how companies seek to understand design strategies related to concepts like product architecture, CAD management, prototyping and manufacturing systems to meet global issues.
Build and Ride a Bike in Europe
Design and build a bike of your own in England. No experience necessary! Then, explore The Netherlands, France and Switzerland riding your new bike as you visit engineering and technology companies.
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.
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.
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
Utah County Clerk
100 East Center
Provo, UT 84601