International Programs for ECE Undergraduates
Many international programs are available to ECE undergraduate students in order to broaden their personal, professional, and intellectual horizons. Students with international experience possess business knowledge and often second language skills that are very attractive to both prospective employers and professional/graduate schools. In addition, these students possess cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to adapt to new circumstances and deal constructively with differences.
ECE undergraduate students may participate in the following international programs:
- Georgia Tech Lorraine
- Georgia Tech-KAIST dual degree program
- Study Abroad Programs
- Work Abroad Program
- International Plan
Georgia Tech Lorraine (GT-L) is the European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the city of Metz in the Lorraine Region of France. Students may attend GT-L from their sophomore year forward and do not have to be part of the international plan to participate. Undergraduate programs are offered throughout the entire academic year, and all courses are taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty. Learn more about the GT-L undergraduate experience.
Undergraduate students may earn either a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering from Georgia Tech in tandem with the bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). While in the dual undergraduate degree program, students spend two years each at both GT and KAIST. For more information, visit the Georgia Tech-KAIST dual degree program web site.
The Office of International Education (OIE) is staffed with professionals that provide guidance about other international study abroad opportunities offered at Georgia Tech. If you choose a program that offers electrical engineering or computer engineering courses, the School of ECE will work with you to determine how the credits will apply to your degree.
Students may pursue semester-long or year-long international programs through OIE’s Study Abroad Program. For more information, view the list of Georgia Tech Semester Programs on the OIE web site.
Options for international summer programs may also be found on the OIE Study Abroad Program web site. For more information, visit the list of Georgia Tech Summer Programs.
The Work Abroad program is a resource for co-op, internship, undergraduate, and graduate job opportunities at companies around the world. These international work experiences are designed for the ultimate experience to include practical training, cross-cultural exposure and learning, and acquisition of the softer skills that are important both professionally and personally in another culture. For more information, visit the Work Abroad web site.
Launched in fall 2005, the International Plan is a challenging and coherent academic program that develops global competence within the context of an undergraduate student's major and can include any of the above-listed international programs. It is a degree-long program that integrates international studies and experiences into any of the participating majors at Georgia Tech, including electrical engineering and computer engineering. Not intended as an add-on to current degree programs, the International Plan is another curriculum path to earn a degree in which international competence is integrated into the program of study. Students enrolled in this plan who successfully complete a degree program will have an International Plan designation indicated on their diplomas. For more information, visit the International Plan web site.
Last revised on March 30, 2012.