Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.

  • Tuition Swap: Global E3 students pay tuition at their home institution, and enjoy the benefits of attending an overseas one!
  • Flexible Timing: Students can study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or the entire school year.
  • Overseas Internships: Global E3 students are able to take on a supplemental internships after their study abroad experience. Not all member universities offer this option, but those that do help provide students with industrial placements near the university, co-op internships within the university, and more.
  • Graduate International Research Experiences (GIRE): New funding from the National Science Foundation will provide international research opportunities for PhD students enrolled at U.S. – based Global E3 member institutions. Through November 19th, IIE will be collecting nominations for up to two engineering PhD students from Global E3 member institutions in the U.S. 

Through participation in the program, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. The importance of this unique program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, all of which provided the start-up funds for the program. The program is sustained with membership fees from participating universities and from corporations.