Students are nominated by their home institution and receive credit at home for academic work completed abroad.
They study overseas in a member institution for one or two semesters, typically in their junior year.
Integral to the program is intensive language instruction and the opportunity for students to undertake a practical, paid internship in an industrial setting or laboratory in the host country. The internship component is an especially valuable element in strengthening the international and professional competency of the students, as well as a unique opportunity for host companies to become acquainted with these talented young people at an early stage in their careers.
The program is competitive, selecting only the most promising students with sufficient language ability to successfully complete coursework overseas and engage in a meaningful work experience in industry. In order to expand the opportunities for outstanding students with minimal foreign language ability, some members outside the United States provide instruction in English as well as the home country language.
For further information regarding participation, please contact us or talk to your home campus administrator (typically, the study abroad office).
Universities interested in joining the consortium should contact us.