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Study Abroad Programs

Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney                    

Fall or spring (southern hemisphere calendar)

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.5 gpa, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.

Housing: On campus residence halls/off-campus apartments, students provide own meals.

Details: Study with local students; the department of information & communication sciences offers courses in computing, electronics, mathematics and physics; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.


Chile – ISEP: Universidad Catolica del Norte – Antofagasta                                               

Fall only

Language: Spanish

Prereqs: 2 yrs college Spanish, check requisites for upper level computer science courses

Housing: Host family

Details: Located in the mining and resort town; courses in computer science and informatics, taught in Spanish; Spanish Language Program is available for improving skills in the local language. 


France Nearly all ISEP partners, except Lille and Rennes 2, have computer science courses taught in French.


India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad                                     

Fall, spring (fall semester starts end of July)

Language: English; introductory courses in Indian languages available

Prereqs: junior or senior standing, 3.0 gpa; previous coursework relative to the understanding of India.

Housing: Single or double room on-campus, shared bath; meal plan.

Details: One of India’s newest, smallest (2000 students) and best-equipped university campuses; study with Indian and international students; courses in computer science complement an immersion in the capital of India’s high tech revolution; orientation, access to campus sports and cultural programs.


Mexico – ISEP: Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey                                      

Fall or spring

Language: Spanish and English

Prereqs:  2 years college Spanish, see catalogue for prereqs in computer science courses.

Housing: Host family

Details: Considered the best university system in Mexico, ITESM’s program in computer science is popular among ISEP students; intensive four-level Spanish language program offered during six weeks in June-July; semester Spanish programs also available at the intermediate and advanced levels.


Morocco – Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco                           

Exchange, fall, spring, academic year

Language: English, Arabic and French courses available

Prereqs: Some competency in French or Arabic required, additional language study strongly encouraged; previous coursework related to the understanding of Morocco and the region.

Housing: Single sex residence halls on campus, meal plan

Details: Small private university located in the Atlas Mountains; study with local and international students; many courses with Arab-Islamic culture content; wide range of courses in business, international and social studies, computer science in the School of Science and Engineering; well equipped library and classrooms; French or Arabic needed off campus; town is a weekend-ski destination in winter.


New Zealand – ISEP: Massey University, 3 campuses                                            

Fall (July-Nov) or spring

Language: English, language courses in Maori available.

Prereqs: Junior or Senior standing; see individual courses for terms of admission.

Housing: single occupancy dorms.

Details: extensive course listings in computer science, along with a diverse curriculum; opportunities for outdoor activity around the campus. 


United Kingdom– University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland                             

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous study in your field, coursework relative to the understanding of Scotland

Housing: University assists students find housing in halls of residence or student flats, students provide own meals.

Details: University has switched to a semester system; study with local and international students, wide variety of first and second year courses available, third year courses possible in major with background; classes for study abroad students in: arts, biomedical and life sciences, information and mathematical sciences, business and social sciences, physical sciences; lectures and tutorials, some art classes available in the Glasgow School of Art.


United Kingdom– Goldsmiths University of London                             

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: Junior or Senior, 3.0 gpa cumulative or in major, some prerequisites for courses.

Housing: Residence apartments with kitchens on the Goldsmiths campus.  Students provide their own meals.

Details: Focus on the advancement of computing in many different technological areas including artificial intelligence, biology and genetics, cognitive science, computer games and entertainment, computer music, computer vision, design, digital arts, archaeology and architecture, and haptics, as well as in computer science itself.


United Kingdom – ISEP: University of Ulster, Magee College, N. Ireland  

Spring or academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.

Housing: Apartments, residence halls or student houses, meal stipend

Details: Courses in peace studies, policy studies, life sciences, computer science and informatics, engineering, mathematics, Irish studies, economics, law and applied social studies with local students. 


For summer research opportunities in math, engineering and computer sciences, consult with faculty advisors.


Domestic Programs

ACM – Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, TN                                          


Prereqs: 3.0 cumulative gpa and in the major; senior standing preferred, juniors considered; major in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics or social sciences.

Housing: Shared single bedroom apartment; students provide own meals.

Details: Program focus on national and global energy and environmental issues; students earn academic credit for research in ongoing investigations guided by a mentor; interdisciplinary seminar course, advanced course options; guest speakers, departmental colloquia.


Research opportunities for summer and for field terms can also be found at the Argonne National Laboratory during the summer, fall or spring.  See Yaffa Grossman ( for information.  


Last Updated: 9/2011