Nearly every person has traveling the world on their bucket list, so taking advantage of studying abroad in college is a great way to visit a new country! Luckily, there are plenty of different study abroad programs at USC that engineering majors can take advantage of!
Viterbi Summer Overseas Program
The Viterbi Summer Overseas Program is a 6-7 week program offered specifically for engineering students during summer break. Students participating in this program can make progress towards their engineering degree by taking two major related courses while also exploring Europe. Every year the program is stationed in one major European city, which rotates between London, Rome, Florence, Madrid, and Paris. However, students also have the opportunity to travel around to different cities and even countries throughout the duration of the program. Check out the video above to see some highlights of the 2015 Summer Overseas Program in London!
Another unique way to go abroad is through the iPodia program, which is actually a class offered in Viterbi. USC students teams up with different schools from all around the world to form a global alliance! All of the students in a variety of countries take classes together by web conferencing, and work together in teams all semester long to tackle problems of global innovation. At the end of the semester, all of the schools gather in one country to meet up for two weeks of learning collaboration, as well as sightseeing! Past destinations have been China and Israel, and this semester USC students will be traveling to Germany!
Semester Long Program
Engineering majors can also take advantage of more traditional study abroad programs, and travel abroad for a semester or even a year. By working with the USC Office of Overseas Studies and your academic adviser, students can map out which courses to take, when to go abroad, and where they can spend their semester. Students have option to study abroad to any of the 30 different countries where USC offers programs with other universities, however most engineering majors choose to study in an English-speaking country. Engineering is already hard enough, imagine learning it in a foreign language! Currently Ally is in Australia and she is studying abroad for an entire semester.