The Global E3 Program is a consortium-based exchanged program for undergraduate engineering students to study abroad and carry-out internships worldwide.
The below page describes membership in the consortium that currently includes (but is not limited to) universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S. This consortium is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and is collectively known as the "Global E3 Consortium".
Requirements for Membership in the Global E3 Consortium:
- For U.S. universities: at least one ABET-accredited engineering program
- Agreement to take part in tuition-swap exchange of students
- Agreement to pay dues for program administration to IIE, currently $3,000 annually, billed in the summer prior to year of participation
- For universities outside the U.S.: at least one engineering program accredited by a nationally-recognized accreditation organization
- Diversified undergraduate engineering curriculum able to accommodate students from various areas of engineering.
- Availability of information in advance on the range of engineering courses, especially those taught in English.
- A sufficient number of undergraduate engineering courses taught in English, ensuring incoming students of 4-5 relevant courses per semester in a range of engineering areas.
- Demonstrated record of successful student exchanges, including a reference from a current bilateral partner.
- The ability to accept students from a wide range of countries, not just the U.S.
- 24/7 emergency contact and information on the institution’s Emergency Safety and Security Plan, available upon request.
- Availability of or assistance with housing for incoming students.
Desirable but not required:
- Availability/assistance with (paid) internship placement.
- Scholarships for international students.
- Pre-semester course offerings in engineering, or short-course offerings at other times of year that could be included in the Global E3 program exchange.
The Global E3 Consortium membership application is available upon request.
A few universities join the Global E3 Consortium each year, and these often fill a specific need in terms of geographic outreach or curriculum offerings. Once the application is received from a potential member, it is reviewed by the Global E3 Executive Committee, composed of elected representatives from the consortium membership. If accepted, new members sign a "Memorandum Of Understanding" which describes the duties and obligations of the university and IIE.
To find out more about becoming a member of the Global E3 consortium, please contact IIE at the mailing or email address provided below:
Institute of International Education
U.S. Student Programs
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017