Global E3 Program Structure
The IIE Global E3 Program is a consortium-based exchange program for undergraduate engineering students to study abroad and participate in internships worldwide while paying home school tuition. With exchange locations in over 20 countries, students at Global E3 consortium member institutions are nominated by their home school and may apply to study abroad at international institutions for one semester or two semesters (full academic year), typically during their 3rd year of bachelor level coursework. The IIE Global E3 Program has approximately 250 - 300 student participants each academic year.
Integral to the program is intensive language instruction and the opportunity for students to undertake a practical, paid internship in an industrial setting or laboratory in the host country. The internship component is an especially valuable element in strengthening the international and professional competency of the students, as well as a unique opportunity for host companies to become acquainted with these talented young people at an early stage in their careers
The program is competitive, selecting only the most promising students with sufficient language ability to successfully complete coursework overseas and engage in a meaningful work experience in industry. In order to expand the opportunities for outstanding students with minimal foreign language ability, some members outside the United States provide instruction in English as well as the home country language.
For further information regarding participation, please contact us or connect with your home campus administrator or study abroad office.
Universities interested in joining the consortium should contact us.