Why do we value an international experience for our engineering students?
- Engineering is increasingly a global profession. Organizations and companies that hire engineers increasingly have customers, suppliers, parts of their operation, or partners abroad.
- Engineering graduates who understand and interact well with other cultures will be sought after by global companies and those companies developing global ties.
- Engineers who have a global perspective are generally better able to provide leadership in the organizations they serve.
- Engineers proficient in two or more languages can operate much more effectively in the international arena than those knowing only English.
For an overview of how students have completed the international experience component over the last several years, please view this presentation given to incoming freshmen.