As an engineer, you will be called to solve problems and find solutions on a global scale; study abroad is the ideal opportunity for you to gain the skills necessary to function in this global context. Studying abroad shapes who you will become during your Rice career and beyond!
"In today’s global economy, the chance to learn how to foster friendships abroad and to appreciate other cultures may be crucial in your future career." - Abeer, ECE
Meet with your major advisor(s) to discuss the possibility of studying abroad, and how it will integrate with your department’s curriculum and course sequence.
"We forged deep connections with the Malawian students we worked with. From them, we learned a different style of engineering and about opportunities presented in their country; we also got to enjoy Malawian culture, language and customs with them. They motivated us with their stories, their brilliance, and their kindness, leaving an impression that will stay with us throughout the rest of our undergraduate educations and into our future careers." - Sarah, ECE
"When I decided to study abroad, my professors immediately started offering suggestions and recommending classes to take while abroad. For me, I decided to study abroad because I wanted to experience a different university's way of teaching, learn about other cultures, and explore Asia." -Marissa, ECE
"My research internship in Germany has been a truly eye-opening experience, both academically and culturally. I had the opportunity to take part in interesting, novel research in which I learned a lot about the state-of-the-art in fascinating fields, like deep generative modeling and parametric music synthesis. I even got to learn a bit of German, and now mein Deutsch ist nicht so schlecht!" - Vinay