Student Study Abroad Experiences

From the Classroom to the Alps: School of Engineering Student Brings Engineering Education Abroad

Hiking ten hours to a remote village to help build a classroom might not be part of every Rutgers’ engineering student’s educational experience, but for globe trekker and biomedical engineering student Janice Jeschke, immersing herself in other cultures is one of the ways she defines herself as an engineer. Read more>>


Rutgers Doctoral Student Awarded Marshall Plan Scholarship to Study in Austria

When Anwesha Chaudhury, a Rutgers graduate student in chemical and biochemical engineering, opened an email one day from her Ph.D. adviser, Dr. Rohit Ramachandran, she had no idea where it would take her. The email was about the Marshall Plan Scholarship, an academic exchange program between the United States and Austria that funds students to conduct research. Anwesha received the scholarship in 2012, allowing her to engage in her research at the Graz University of Technology. Read more>>

Austria and Germany: International Research

Oka Sarang, Ph.D. student of chemical engineering, spent the summer of 2011 gaining international experience on two extremely stimulating research projects. Sarang spent the first leg at TU Graz,Graz, Austria, working at the Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE). While there he worked on dry granulation; the principal aim of the project was to determine the effect of different solid binders on the production of fines post milling. Read more>> 

The China Experience

In the Summer of 2011, the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation brought together over 130 engineering students from around the world to China. The 10-day trip introduced students from various countries to China’s rich culture and its career opportunities. Engineers from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and Canada were among the many represented in the program. Read more>>

Dortmund, Germany: My Global Perspective

In the Spring of 2010, Joseph Tadros, a Industrial and Systems Engineering student, studied in Berlin, Germany with the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. Tadros sought to obtain an international experience and also gain work experience in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In the summer of 2011, he was accepted by RISE to work for Fraunhofer’s Institution of Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmand, Germany. Read more>>

Research Symposium in São Paulo

Since 1996, Rutgers University has had the opportunity to send undergraduate researchers to Brazil for participation in the University of São Paulo’s (USP) annual undergraduate research symposium - Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da USP—or simply, SIICUSP.  In exchange, Rutgers supports a delegation of USP students annually in April to present at the Aresty Symposium. Read more>>

Winning Opportunity in France 

Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry John Lander's experience in Grenoble, France was prompted by a global initiative to select senior graduate students and post-doctorates to participate in a week long competition on the fundamentals and applications of graphene. Participants were required to devise a sustainable research strategy that could last up to two years. Read more>>