International Experience


Qualified students may participate in programs of study or practical experience that immerse them in the culture and language of another country. Up to 36 semester hours of credit may be granted for study as an exchange student at an established foreign university with which Case Western Reserve has an exchange program.


GLOBAL ENGINEERING EXCHANGE PROGRAM (GE3)


The Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) program enables qualified engineering and computer science students to receive up to 36 semester hours of academic credit for courses taken at selected engineering institutions and universities in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and Australia, and to have an internship experience in a foreign setting. The program is administered by the Institute for International Education in collaboration with an international consortium of universities that offer engineering that includes Case Western Reserve. Students participating in exchange programs pay tuition to Case Western Reserve University and maintain their student status during the period of the exchange. Information about the GE3 program is available from the study abroad advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.


BILATERAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS


Case Western Reserve University has bilateral exchange agreements enabling students from overseas institutions to attend the University as visiting students and permitting Case Western Reserve undergraduates to receive academic credit for study at the following institutions:


University of Lancaster, UK (all majors)
University of Manchester, UK (humanities, social sciences)
University of Sheffield, UK (all majors)
University of Sydney, Australia (management, accounting, economics, sociology, political science)
ESC de Montpellier, France (management, accounting)
University of Frankfurt, Germany (management, accounting)
Universidad Carlos III, Spain (management, economics)
Bilkent University, Turkey (all majors)
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (all majors)
National University of Singapore (all majors)
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (engineering)


Case Western Reserve undergraduates participating in exchange programs pay tuition to Case Western Reserve University and maintain their student status during the period of the exchange. Information about bilateral exchange programs with other overseas universities is available from the study abroad advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.


STUDY ABROAD


Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.000 grade point average at the university are eligible to apply for study abroad. Up to 36 semester hours of credit may be granted for study at an established foreign university or for approved foreign study programs offered through accredited American universities. The selection of location and institution for study abroad is made in consultation with the study abroad advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and must be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the student’s major advisor. Students participating in study abroad pay tuition to Case Western Reserve University and maintain their student status during the period of study abroad. Financial aid may be applied to study abroad.


In recent years, Case Western Reserve University undergraduates have studied in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


Some Case Western Reserve courses for undergraduates incorporate short-term overseas experience into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to seek such opportunities by contacting academic departments of interest.