Study Abroad and International Exchanges

Engineering today is a global profession. Participating in a study abroad experience, whether over the summer or for a longer period, will allow you to see the world from an entirely new perspective and help you develop new skills, independence and self-confidence.

CSEE students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. Participants in Study Abroad and International Programs may earn credits towards their UB degree while paying regular UB tuition. Courses are taught in English by university faculty. However, since the civil engineering curriculum is relatively rigid, make sure you plan well in advance to minimize the impact on your courses at UB. In addition, check to see if the grades you receive abroad will transfer to UB. 

SEAS Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

Accepted engineering majors who have applied to a UB or SUNY study abroad program are elligble to receive a study abroad scholarship.

Learn more about the fund here

Featured Programs

  • Costa Rica: Sustainability in Latin America
    Open to most SEAS students. This winter session course exposes students to sustainability issues that are either underappreciated or irrelevant in the U.S. Students will examine eco-tourism, monoculture (coffee, bananas and pineapples), renewable energy (hydroelectric, wind and geothermal), and societal issues (healthcare and immigration). Students are tasked with considering the full life-cycle impacts of each component of the trip.
  • France: Engineering Study Abroad in Troyes
    Open to most SEAS majors. Six-week summer program. While at UTT, you will take EAS 207 Statics from a UB faculty member, and UGC 112 World Civilization II: Intro to European Union from a UTT faculty member. In addition to classes, various excursions and cultural activities are organized, including a trip to Paris.
  • Germany: Automotive Engineering in Darmstadt
    Darmstadt is highly regarded for its academic and scientific communities. Technische Universität Darmstadt is one of the leading universities in Germany and well known outside Germany for its contributions in engineering and computer science. UB undergraduate students can receive 6 credits for MAE 494 Design Project and UB graduate students can receive 6 MAE graduate credits for Advanced Design Project.
  • Germany: Engineering at TU Dortmund
    The International Summer Program (ISP) at TU Dortmund University is designed to offer excellent students innovative, hands-on study opportunities in a wonderful study abroad environment. TU Dortmund University is part of the Ruhr Academic Triangle, in the heart of one of Europe's most important metropolitan areas. 
  • France: ENSEA-FAME in Cergy-Pontoise
    Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Electronique et de se Applications (ENSEA) is a "Grande Ecole" and one of the top engineering schools in France, especially for electrical engineering. It is located close to the Palace of Versailles and approximately 35 minutes from central Paris. Courses are taught in English by ENSEA professors. University at Buffalo electrical engineering juniors will study alongside other students from select U.S. partners.
  • Korea: Korea University
    Korea University’s International Summer Campus (ISC) program, offers a variety of courses taught by distinguished faculty from prestigious universities around the world. All courses are taught in English.
  • Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology
    University at Buffalo senior engineering students take graduate level courses while at Chalmers, which are taught in English. Eligible engineering majors include: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • United Kingdom: Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program
    Students selected for the annual Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program will travel to England to conduct research in the laboratory of a University of Cambridge professor for 10 weeks.
  • Wales: STEM Communications for Engineers
    Students will travel to Swansea, Wales and take EAS 360: STEM Communications (a required course for Engineering students) at Swansea University, which serves as UB's hosting partner for this study abroad program.

Dual Diploma Program with ITU

Photo of ITU Students.

A dual diploma program is an undergraduate program for Turkish students in which the participants spend half of their education at a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and half at a Turkish university. The University at Buffalo (UB) partnered with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2003 to implement a dual diploma program.