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Study Abroad Programs

Have you considered making study abroad part of your civil engineering education? It's easier than you think! The Civil Engineering Semester Abroad program offers specialized experiences abroad where you can take fully transferrable civil engineering courses.

Penn State Semester Study Abroad Programs Offering Civil Engineering Courses in:

  • Australia
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland 
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

Program Features

  • Graduate on time. Pre-approved course plans are directly applicable and transferable to your Penn State requirements.
  • Take classes in your major. You will take civil engineering courses that fit into your current degree plan.
  • No additional tuition. Even though you will be taking courses at another university, you will only pay tuition to Penn State. Living expenses like room and board will be comparable to what you would spend for a semester at Penn State.
  • Travel Scholarships are available. Scholarships are available to outstanding students to help offset travel costs.
  • Classes and tests in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom are conducted in English, so your learning will not be impacted by lack of fluency in a foreign language in these countries.

How Do I Sign Up?

Plan ahead! Check for deadlines here

Visit the College of Engineering Global Education page.

Visit the Penn State Global Programs page.

Or contact:

William Burgos
Undergraduate Adviser and Professor



The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084