International Opportunities

International experience equips our students with the skills and savvy they need to compete in the global work environment-and that need has only grown as companies expand into global markets. Our department seeks out extensive and geographically diverse collaborations with colleagues from industry and other academic institutions.

Industrial & Systems Engineering Direct Exchange Program 
Have you ever considered studying abroad?  Currently, Industrial & Systems Engineering participates in a direct exchange program for undergraduates with the University of Navarra, Tecnun in San Sebastian, Spain. This summer exchange program allows students to register for UW credits, pay UW tuition, and receive Industrial Engineering (IND E 499) credits, applicable toward IND E degree requirements.
How to Apply
To apply, students must complete the following items:
2. IP&E Contract (available in ISE Advising)
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Program Costs
Students pay normal tuition to the UW as well as a small processing fee, and incur only minimal fees to the overseas institution. UW Tuition fees can be found here.  Housing, meals, health insurance, and airfare costs are the responsibility of the student, with the host school helping to locate or provide housing.  
Engineers Without Borders is an international non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with disadvantaged communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable and economical engineering projects while developing responsible engineers and engineering students.
Engineering for Change provides a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world

Semester at Sea provides study-abroad opportunities for exploring different cultures and examining global issues relating to the environment, population, foreign-policy interrelationships, and economics, in the context of the nations visited.

Study Abroad Programs The office of International Programs and Exchanges provides hundreds of foreign study opportunities to fit the diverse needs of the UW student population.