International Opportunities

The EE Department encourages students to pursue international activities.  Some students may think that studying abroad may be too costly or delay their graduation, but by participating in one of our exchange programs, you have the option of taking courses that will give you credit for your major EE courses while still just paying the cost of Cal Poly tutition (additional expenses would include your plane ticket and an study abroad application fee).  Below we list study abroad opportunities with our international exchange partners that EE students have pursued in the past.  You can also find out about many more international opportunties (tailored for the general university student, rather than specifically for an EE major) at  

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Bridget Benson at  You can also email Dr. Benson if you have any additional opportunities that you would like to add to this page.

Quarter/Semester Study Abroad Opportunities:

Location University Program Dates

Application Deadline

Student Testimony
Germany Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Sept-Feb April 1st Christian Martens
    March-July October 15th  
Germany Munich University of Applied Sciences Sept-Feb April 1st  
  March-July October 15th Stanley Thomas
Sweden KTH, Royal University  August-December March 1st  
    January-May Sept 15th  
Sweden Chalmers University Aug-January April 1st  
  January-June Oct 1st  
Spain Tecnun University of Navarra School of Engineering Sept-Dec March 1st  
    Jan-May Sept 1st  
Switzerland Lucerne University of Applied Sciences Aug-Dec April 1st Student Testimonials
Australia Swinburne University of Technology Aug-Nov March 1st
  Feb-May Oct 1st  


Summer Study Abroad Opportunities (extra fees apply):

Location University Program Dates Application Deadline Student Testimony
Germany Munich University of Applied Sciences
July-August March 15th Tyler Pickett
Germany  HawTech Summer School- DAAD funding available! July-August April 10th  


International Internship/Technical Program Opportunities (not affiliated with Cal Poly):

Location Program Program Dates Application Deadline
Various IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences) 
Various Dec 1st
Iceland, Peru, USA The GREEN Program: Global Renewable Energy Education Network Various Various
Germany DAAD Senior Project and/or Internship Funding Opportunities in Germany Various Jan 31