Study Abroad

Costa Rica.

Engineering and science students in a winter session program focused on sustainability in Latin America traveled to Costa Rica where they visited the Celsia Wind Power Plant in Guanacaste.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences supports a number of global partnerships and programs that benefit our students—including study abroad experiences, international exchanges and a dual diploma program.

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Study Abroad and Exchange Programs for SEAS Students

With study abroad and exchange opportunities in approximately 30 countries, UB students can gain valuable international engineering experience while continuing to make progress toward their degrees. 

Many study abroad courses are eligible for UB credit and UB tuition. Many are also are taught in English. Students can take classes that count towards the UB Curriculum with the International Experience Track of the Global Pathway, or take engineering classes with a global perspective. 

Featured Programs

The following programs are some of the most popular study abroad programs among SEAS students.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 Istanbul Technical University

ITU students.

The University at Buffalo partnered with Istanbul Technical University in 2003 to implement a dual diploma program offering an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. 

The dual diploma program offers students a highly unique experience and prepares them for the increasingly global world. Turkish students study at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) for their freshman and junior years and at the University at Buffalo (UB) for their sophomore and senior years. Upon completion of the degree, students receive a diploma from each university.