Undergraduate Study
Global Opportunities

Student opportunities to travel, study, and work abroad can advance essential engineering skills. They promote technological competence across cultures, initiate international career opportunities, and provide insights into complex worldwide problems that require global engineering solutions.

To be effective in a global environment, McCormick urges its students to engage with the world as a whole, and to take advantage of the programs Northwestern offers in these areas.

Global Engineering Treks

Offered exclusively for freshmen and sophomores, this heavily subsidized two-week immersion program highlights the global relevance of an engineering degree at three different destinations, Germany, Israel, and Taiwan, visiting industry and academic institutions researching sustainability, water, and high-tech, respectively.

Global Learning Office

Study Abroad is a student’s gateway to acquiring academic experience at top institutions of higher learning throughout the world.

Co-operative Engineering Education Program

Overseas internships with international industry partners can be arranged for students in the Co-operative Engineering Education Program run by the Office for Engineering Career Development.

Foreign Language Study

Foreign language study through the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences provides formal, for-credit coursework in some 23 different languages. Language coursework can be applied to a McCormick degree as part of the Social Science/Humanities Theme Requirement or as Unrestricted Electives.

McCormick Global Initiatives Office

McCormick Global Initiatives (MGI) is the central office in the Engineering School which serves as a steward to the global opportunities described above. MGI promotes international leadership and connectivity by cultivating student and faculty global research and scholarship opportunities. For engineering students, MGI develops and promotes exchange opportunities, international research & industry internships, and global project experiences to prepare tomorrow’s global technology leaders. For faculty, MGI leverages global research networks to develop new knowledge and new expertise through international workshops, research collaborations, and joint funding partnerships.