Study Abroad Programs

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Africa International Business Internship - Malawi, Zambia and South Africa (Africa)

The Africa International Business Internship gives participants the opportunity to use their engineering and business skills to create profitable business ventures for Malawian villages. Social, economic and environmental issues created opportunities for

All Engineering and Technology Students

Europe International Industrial Design Studies - London and Frome, United Kingdom

The program was held in two segments: a tour of London’s design community and an intensive bicycle frame building workshop in Frome. Students learned how to learn, apply, and master new skills and how to overcome challenges associated with breaking into t

Industrial Design Majors

Fundamentals of International Product Design and Development - Singapore

The International Product Design program centered on students developing a product to improve cleaning efficiency of public areas. Throughout the course, professors from Brigham Young University, Penn State University, and National University of Singapore

Focused on Mechanical Engineering, open to all Engineering Majors

International Challenges in Water Resources - The Netherlands and France

Netherlands is regarded today as a global leader in water science. Students had the unique opportunity to learn about hydrology, water resources, and hydroinformatics in a setting with a rich history of extreme water challenges. Students were able to work

Civil and environmental engineering majors

Global Engineering Outreach Study Abroad - Peru (Lima, Porcon, Uros Islands/Puno, and Cusco)

Students were assigned problems to solve for one of two different communities in Peru—Porcon and Puno. In Porcon, the team working with local restaurants designed a smoker for fish and other meats and taught the community how to build and use the smoker.

All engineering/technology majors

China Megainfrastructure Study Abroad Program (Civil Engineering) - Beijing,Tianjin, Yichang, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong

Students were assigned problems to solve for one of two different communities in Peru—Porcon and Puno. In Porcon, the team working with local restaurants designed a smoker for fish and other meats and taught the community how to build and use the smoker.

Civil Engineering

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Global Leadership and History of Creativity - Europe

Students learn to navigate and live comfortably in a different culture. They complete coursework, tour factories, visit important engineering landmarks, travel to historic sites across Europe, and learn what it means to be a global leader.

All Engineering and Technology Students

Global Product Development - Europe

Students learn about the process of product development, and how it changes across industries and cultures. Students visit both US and European companies to watch the stages of product development in aciton.

All Engineering and Technology Students

Industrial Design - Europe

Students visit businesses, art museums, show rooms and design schools across Europe to gain a better understanding of the job market they will be entering.

Engineering and Technology Students Interested in Design

International Product Design and Development - Singapore

Students from BYU, Penn State University, and the National University of Singapore participate in a product development and design course together. Students work together in international design teams to create products aimed at improving sustainable prac

Engineering and Technology Students interested in Design

Manufacturing Internships - China

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

Students spend one week exploring China and six more weeks working at a factory, attempting to fix problems and learning what it takes to be a manufacturing engineer.

Challenges in Water Resources - The Netherlands

Student study civil engineering in the Netherlands. They gain technical experience working on global water challenge projects in collaboration with students at local universities.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Challenges in Water Resources - Dominican Republic

In partnership with faculty and students from partnering institutions, BYU students earn capstone credit while applying water resource models and methods to critical problems faced in Latin America.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mega Infrastructure - China

Students have the opportunity to study some of the largest skyscrapers and most complex transportation and water systems in the most populous country in the world.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Leadership - China

Students learn leadership skills abroad – immersing themselves in Chinese language and culture.

All Engineering and Technology Students

Ancient and Modern Geotechnical Engineering - Italy

Students tour ancient and modern geotechnical engineering projects in some of the most beautiful and culturally rich locations in Italy.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Engineering Outreach - Peru

The Global Engineering Outreach study abroad offers students the opportunity to work on global problems, researching not only technical, but economic and socio-cultural issues.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Mega Infrastructure - China

Students learn about the structural and transportation engineering of mega-cities in China, and then have hands-on experiences in the places they've studied.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

International Industrial Design Studies - Europe

Students visit Europe with the intent of having hands-on experience with product design. They accomplish this by visiting several notable design firms throughout Europe.

Industrial Design

International Challenges in Water Resources - Europe

Students study water management in the Netherlands, and experience it first-hand as they research and design "Room for the River" projects.

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology

Global Leadership and History of Creativity - Europe

Students discover and develop leadership skills while visiting historically rich European sites. They practice global agility as they visit various countries. They see how engineering has impacted history.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Global Leadership - China

Students work in teams to develop personal, organizational and global leadership skills. They are given the opportunity to apply these skills as they work with each other and Chinese students.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

International Product Development & Design - Singapore

Students experience product development and design while collaborating with peers from Penn State and the National University of Singapore. They experience design and production by visiting world-renowned companies.

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and BYU-I

Manufacturing Engineering Internship - China

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Global Engineering Outreach - Peru

Students participating in the GEO class in Peru do more than gain international experience. They use their technical education to change lives through humanitarian engineering with a focus on sustainable technologies.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

International Challenges in Water Resources - Dominican Republic

Evaluate national water supply, hydroelectric power generation, and flood control with colleagues from the Dominican Republic.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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In front of the Templo de la Salud, San Miguel de Allende

Transportation Challenges - Mexico

Solve current transportation problems existing in Mexican communities. Build your connections by working with students and faculty from partnering institutions in Mexico.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

One Water Resources Group Out in the Field Collecting Data

Challenges in Water Resources - Mexico

Collaborate with international students by solving water resources and transportation projects.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Leadership - China

Acquire and practice techniques that will increase your confidence to use your engineering and technology skills in a global environment. Emphasis on globalization and leadership.

All Engineering Majors

Company visit to Cinelli

Global Product Development - Europe (Spain, Italy, Romania, Greece)

Participate in the globalization process through first-hand experiences with global companies.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Manufacturing Engineering Internship - China

Contribute to a major company by participating in a significant project, then presenting your results to company leaders in a final report.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mega Construction - China

Focus on management and procedural challenges associated with the construction of mega-structures, mega-transportation systems, and other aspects of mega-growth.

Construction Management

Product Development and Design - Singapore

Work with a team of students from around the world to develop a product to be used in Singapore. Learn and apply principles of global product design.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Water Resources - Dominican Republic

Evaluate national water supply, hydroelectric power generation, and flood control with colleagues from the Dominican Republic.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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BYU students meet with faculty and students at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

China Megastructures and Megacities - China, Hong Kong

Study some of the largest skyscrapers and most complex transportation and water systems in the most populous country in the world.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Students outside the LDS Guanajuato Branch.

Transportation Challenges - Mexico

Solve current transportation problems existing in Mexican communities. Build your connections by working with students and faculty from partnering institutions in Mexico.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

One of the project teams showing their prototype for a system to improve the cleanliness of the open-air hawker centers in Singapore.

International Product Development and Design - Singapore

Develop your knowledge of product design and development while working as an internationl team with students from the National University of Singapore and Penn State University.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Challenges in Water Resources - Dominican Republic

Work with govement agencies or alongside students from international universities while applying water resources models and methods to critical problems faced in Latin America.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Building a cooking oven on the Uros Islands in Peru

Global Engineering Outreach - Peru

Students participating in the GEO class in Peru do more than gain international experience. They use their technical education to change lives through humanitarian engineering with a focus on sustainable technologies.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Industrial Design students in the contemporary section at the Victoria and Albert museum in London reviewing well known de-construtivists design work from Droog Design and Ron Arad.

Industrial Design - Europe

Participate in London and Paris' Design Weeks where design is celebrated in the city's neighborhoods. Visit design oriented museums, historically significant design sites, and meet leading contemporary designers.

Industrial Design

Students working on their projects at ALT Technologies.

Manufacturing Engineering Internships - China

Expand your opportunities by participating in this technical study abroad while completing an international internship in China!

Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering

Sightseeing street of Taipei

Information Technology and Global Development - Taiwan

Expand your global agility and leadership by learning from global technology leading companies and experiencing the wonderful culture of Taiwan.

Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Eating at a local taco shop in Guanajuato.

Challenges in Water Resources - Mexico

Collaborate with international students by solving water resources and transportation projects.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bridge in historic Hong Cun.  The village dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties and was one of the filming sites for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Global Leadership - China

Prepare to be a global leader by increasing your leadership and global agility through the Foundations of Global Leadership Course in China and gain practical experience in Chinese language, culture and history.

All Engineering and Technology Majors

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Manufacturing Engineering Internships - China

Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering

China Megastructures and Megacities - China, Hong Kong

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Challenges in Water Resources - Mexico

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Engineering and Technology - Dominican Republic

Technology and Engineering Education

Construction Management International Capstone - Dominican Republic

Construction Management

Transportation Challenges - Guanajuato, Mexico

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Engineering Outreach - Peru

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Challenges in Water Resources - Dominican Republic

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Leadership - Nanjing, China

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Challenges in Water Resources - Guanajuato, Mexico

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Global Product Development - Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Russia

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Industrial Design - Italy, England, Netherlands

Industrial Design

Construction Management International Capstone - Dominican Republic

Construction Management

Global Engineering Outreach - Peru

All engineering and Technology Majors

Global Leadership - Nanjing, China

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Global Product Development - Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Russia

All Engineering and Technology Majors

Industrial Design - Italy, England, Netherlands

Industrial Design

Fundamentals of International Product Development and Design - Singapore

All Engineering and Technology Majors