STEM - College of Science & Engineering

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and field immersion opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

University Catalogue Information: Biology, BA, Chemistry, BA, Chemistry, BS, Manufacturing Engineering, BS

Note that these are not the only degree programs in their respective fields.

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Advisor

Juliet Barnes

Advisor for Advanced Materials Science & Engineering

Office: ENVS 131

Maren Brinson

Advisor for Biology

Office: BI 315

Mary Hall

Advisor for Computer Science

Office: CF 459

Lisa Ochs

Advisor for Engineering & Design

Office: ET 204

Advising Info

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

College of Science and Engineering

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Princeton in Asia Fellowship - Teaching and Service Field Placements in Asia Post Grad

While more than half of the Fellows are employed as English teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools, there are also specialized positions with organizations that contribute to the following global issues: education, environmental sustainability, public health, media, economic development, and peace, justice, and access to information.

Award amount: Local stipend paid directly by the host organization. The stipend is intended to cover the cost of safe housing, clean food and drinking water, basic telecommunications, and local travel.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For Pell Grant eligible students

Award amount: Grants averaging up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $8,000 for Critical Language Study

Africa

Botswana

Morocco

South Africa

Asia

Japan

Nepal

South Korea

Thailand

British Columbia

Central America

Belize

Costa Rica

Puerto Rico; USA

Europe

England

  • AIFS - University College London, Summer Quarter
  • AIFS University College London Summer, Summer Quarter

    English courses in:

    • Society Technology and Behavior, Anatomy and Developmental Biology, AI- Artificial Intelligence: Concepts and Applications, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Bioscience and Society: Public Engagement, Policy, and Funding, Climate and Energy, Developmental Neuroscience and Neurology, How the Brain Works and What can Go Wrong, Climate Change and Sustainability, Battery Technology, Medical Science, Clinical Trials in Health Science, Global Health, Global Migration and Health, Mental Health and the Mind, Nanotechnology in Medicine, Mathematical Finance, Quantitative Finance: Math in Investment Banking, Game Theory, Economics for Sustainability, LE Principles of Macroeconomics, Math for Economics, Money Banking and Cryptocurrencies, Principles of Microeconomics, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Data Driven Web-Based Applications, Data Science and Big Data Analytics, Mathematics for Machine Learning, Statistics with R and RStudio, Digital Business Transformation
  • Western Exchange - University of Hull - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • Western Exchange - Plymouth University - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • USAC - England, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • ISEP Direct - University of Essex, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year
    • Fall term works for quarter school dates. Students may need to submit final exams in January.

    English Modules in many areas!

    • Recommended for modules in Computer Science, Sports Science, Engineering, Biology, Marine Biology

     

Estonia

France

  • CEA - Science & Engineering - French Riviera, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English courses in:

    • Biological Discovery II, Biostatistics, Survey of Life Science + lab, Oceanography + lab, Chemistry 1 + lab, Information Systems, Intro to Computer Science & Programming, Intro to Relational Databases, Advanced Computer Business Applications, Social & Sustainable Responsibility, Environmental Economics & Policy, Technology Management & Life Cycle, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Business & Economics Calculus, Calculus 3, Physics 1 + lab, Academic Research & Writing
  • ISEP - Université d`Angers - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • English courses in Biology, Engineering, Computer & Information Sciences, Physical Sciences *A2 level of French recommended
  • CEA Engineering in Paris, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English courses in:

    • Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics, Electrical Circuits, Statistics, Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics w/Chemical Engineering, Intro to Climate Change, Differential Equations
  • CEA Paris , Spring Quarter

    Summer Engineering Program in English

    • Electrical Circuits, Statistics, Thermodynamics, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Intro to Climate Change
  • ISEP Exchange - Geology Earth Science in French Alps (in English) - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester

    Field Geology: Sedimentary Terrains (4 ECTS)

    - Geographic Information System (GIS) (2 ECTS)

    - Geological Risks (6 ECTS)

    - Field geology: metamorphic terrains (6 ECTS)

    - Tectonics (2 ECTS)

    - Gravimetry (2 ECTS)

    - Introduction to Research (6 ECTS)

    - Environmental Risks to Mining and Quarrying (2 ECTS)

    - French as a Foreign Language (4 ECTS) 

  • ISA - Lille, Summer Quarter
  • SAI - American University of Paris, Spring Semester

    English courses in:

    • Data Science, Computer Science, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Environmental Science, Climate Change, Animal Behavior, Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Management, Differential Equations, Economics, Game Theory

Germany

Greece

  • ISA - Athens, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Human Biology: Genetic & Evolutionary Aspects of life, Biology 1, Biology 2, Molecular Biology, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Integrated Methods of Environmental Analysis, Computer Systems Architecture, Fundamentals of RDBMS, IT Fundamentals, Internet Programming, Intro to Computer Networks, Intro to Programming, Math for Programming, Math for Computing, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems Concepts, Applied Calculus, Applied Statistics, Algebra, Stats 1, Stats II, Oceanography, Intro to Healthcare Management
  • AIFS - The American College of Greece, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Session 1+2 work for spring quarter. 

    Courses in Anthropology, Biology, Genetics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Geology, math, Astronomy, Science, Cybersecurity, Gaming, Honors

Hungary

Ireland

  • USAC - Cork, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

Italy

  • ISEP - Universita degli Studi di Pavia - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
  • CEA CAPA Rome Center Engineering & Classics, Spring Quarter
  • SAI Rome Engineering, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English courses in:

    • Intro to Computer Science, Web Design, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Intro to Video Game Design, Finite Math, Intermediate Algebra, Pre Calculus, Statistics 1 +2, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Food & Agriculture, Science & Urban Ecology, Applied Data Analytics, Bioethics, Ethics of Emerging Technologies

     

    Summer Engineering Program in English

    • Programming Concepts & Applications, Calculus, Statistics, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics
  • AIFS Rome Engineering & Classics, Spring Quarter

    English courses in: 

    Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Circuits, Engineering Materials, Thermodynamics

  • SAI Siena, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English courses in:

    • Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Computer Network Fundamentals, Intro to Statistics, Cell Biology, Biology of Flora & Fauna, Intro to Italian Prehistory Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Studies: City of Vaccines - The Pharmaceutical Traditions of Siena, Phytotherapy: Intro to Herbal Medicine, Sustainability, Intro to Astronomy, Chemistry in the Kitchen, Environmental Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Ethnobotany, Geology, Human Evolution, Ecology & Global Warming, Physics 1 + 2
  • ISEP - Università degli Studi di Trieste, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

Netherlands

Northern Ireland

Norway

Scotland

Spain

  • CEA - Summer Engineering, Summer Quarter

    English Courses in:

    • 200 Intro to Programming, Social Media & Digital Identity
  • USAC - Valencia, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English courses in:

    • Linear Algebra, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Chem 1 + lab, Physics 1 + lab, Physics 2 + lab, Statistics, Chem 2 + lab
  • CEA - Madrid Engineering & Social Sciences, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Att the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (engineering courses and programs are accredited by the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education, EUR-ACE). With almost 100 STEM courses in English available each semester in Aerospace, Bioengineering, Computer Technology, Electrical and Energy Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, you are sure to find the right courses to fit in your degree plan regardless of your year in school.
  • ISA STEM & Health Sciences + Spanish Language, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English courses in:

    • Analytic Trigonometry, Biological Science 1, Calculus 1, 2 +3, Chem 1 + lab, Chem 2 + lab, Physics 2 + lab, Material & Energy Balances, Differential Equations, Organic Chemistry 2, Physics 1 + lab, Precalculus Algebra
  • CEA Organic Chemistry Spring quarter, Spring Quarter
    • Program runs Mid May to end of June. 2 courses for 7 sem/10 quarter credits. *not full time status but could work for spring quarter. 
    • 300 level Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry: English 4 sem/6 quarter credits.
  • ISA - Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts - Valencia, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Course taught in English:

    • Analytic Trigonometry, Algebra, Chem 1 + lab, Research, Science of Nutrition
  • ISA Health & Natural Sciences, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year

    English courses in:

    • Dentistry, Anaesthesiology, Anatomical Pathology, General & Dental Pharmacology, Healthcare Ethics & Deontology, Nursing Care of Women, General Biochemistry, Mediation & Family Orientation, Metabolism & Nutrition, Molecular Genetics, Proteomics, Sleep Disorders, Spanish for Health Professions, Technologies Applied to Sport Sciences, Statistics, Human Physiology, Life Support & Emergency Care, Nutrition & Dietetics, Advanced Instrumental Techniques
  • CEA - Alicante Science & Engineering, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English courses in:

    • Architecture & Design courses, Urban Planning, Cell Biology, Ecology, Research, Molecular Techniques, Plant Biodiversity, Structural Biology, Advanced OChem, Biochemistry 1, Inorganic Solids, Organic Stereochemistry, Analytical Laboratories, Construction Materials II, Mechanics for Engineers, Civil Engineering courses, Computer Engineering courses: Communication Theory, Computer Architecture, Computers, Digital Electronics, Discrete Mathematics, Principles of Data Bases, Programming II, Software System Design, Advanced Software Development, Digital Electronic Systems, Modeling Ecological Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Fundamentals of Engineering Physics II, Telecommunications Regulation and Services, Transmission Media, Video Engineering, Physiology and Kinesiology of Movement, Game Theory, Mathematics II, Time Series, Applied Physics I

Sweden

Various

  • Euro Scholars Research Study Abroad, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Research Study Abroad projects in Switzerland, Belgium, and Netherlands

    Belgium: Reconstructing Geo-ecological changes in floodplains, The Application of Membrane Processes for Wastewater Treatment, Research Virology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Multicomponent Reactions, Pathogen Research, Electrical Energy Systems, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Human Genetics

    Netherlands: Plant Ecology, Molecular Cell Biology, Research in Microbiology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Research Projects in Physics, Chemistry, Medical Sciences

    Switzerland: Informatics

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

Oceania

New Zealand

South America

Argentina

Chile

Colombia

  • ISA - STEM - Barranquilla, Summer Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Civil Engineering, Statistics, Structural Design, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Renewable Energies, Thermodynamics 1, Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Operating Systems

    Semester Spanish options in:

    • Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Geology, Hydraulics, Research, Industrial Engineering, Global Health, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Systems Engineering

    Summer English options in:

    • Applied Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Analog Electronics 2 + 3, Digital Electronics, Power Electronics, Research, Renewable Energies, Solid Mechanics, Algorithms & Complexity, Computational Solution of Engineering Problems

Peru