How to Join Global E3

The IIE Global E3 Program is a consortium-based exchange program for undergraduate engineering students to particate in study abroad exchagne and internships worldwide.

The consortium currently includes (but not limited to) member universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US. This consortium is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and is collectively known as the "IIE Global E3 Consortium".

Interested in joining IIE Global E3? Please review the process below. Contact to express your interest. The IIE Global E3 team will connect with you if eligible to proceed with the full application process.

Application Process

Application request to join the IIE Global E3 Consortium is a two-step process. First, the Global E3 Executive Committee will review your completed Prospective Member Application Form (PDF). After this review (typically within 3 months), prospective members will be notified whether they can move forward and complete a full application. The full application will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for membership consideration. The entire process can take up to six months from Prospective Member Information Form submission to final selection. Please return the form and all supplementary materials electronically to

Criteria for Global E3 Consortium Membership

  • Program quality (to include ABET accreditation or national/regional/professional equivalent) and international reputation. 
  • Diversified undergraduate engineering curricula able to accommodate students from various areas of engineering. 
  • A sufficient number of undergraduate engineering courses taught in English, ensuring incoming students of at least 4-5 relevant courses per semester in a range of engineering areas. 
  • Availability of information in advance on the engineering courses (topics, level, syllabi, and scheduling), especially those taught in English. 
  • Demonstrated record of successful student exchanges, including a reference from a current bilateral partner. 
  • The ability to accept students from a wide range of countries. 
  • A 24/7 institutional emergency contact in case of a true emergency and information on the institution’s Emergency Safety and Security Plan, available upon request. (Note: the phone number of the local police department will not suffice but campus police/security is acceptable.)
  • Availability of or assistance with housing for incoming students. 

Desirable but not required:

  • Availability/assistance with internship placement.
  • Scholarships for international students.
  • Pre-semester course offerings in engineering, or short-course offerings at other times of year that could be included in the Global E3 program exchange.

Become A Member

IIENetwork: We are excited to welcome new organizational and individual members. Please see more details here.

Global E3: If you're interested in joining, please review the application process.