Terms abroad offer students the opportunity to spend a full term studying at a foreign institution. This gives students the freedom to fully explore a foreign culture and travel in a new land over a three month period. Students enroll in courses in the host institution and can transfer credits to Union College which can be used towards graduation. The term abroad experience satisfies the 2 course Linguistic & Cultural Competency general education requirements.
Students in any of the engineering programs can go on a Term Abroad. Normally, students go during the Fall term
of their junior year because of the structure of the curricula, but it can be done in other terms too with some prior planning. Engineering students can go on any of the terms abroad offered in a given year. A number of the term abroad programs have engineering departments and so students can earn engineering credit on these programs. The programs change from year to year and the latest information can be obtained at the International Program Office.