Studying abroad during your time at Iowa State can provide a valuable opportunity to travel, learn from faculty and students across the world, and gain perspectives on engineering from different countries and cultures. Chemical Engineering students have the opportunity to study and work abroad through programs offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the College of Engineering’s Engineering International Programs office, and Iowa State University’s Study Abroad Center. Programs range in length from full-year, single semester, summer, and semester break programs.
University of Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program
The Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program is available to qualifying chemical engineering juniors and seniors. The five-week program (late May to late June) offers the opportunity to complete the unit operations lecture and laboratory courses (CH E 325 and 426) at the University of Oviedo (Spain), three (3) credits of Social Science and Humanities coursework, and meet the University’s International Perspectives requirement. Students will also compare technical and cultural aspects of the U.S. and Spain. By participating in this program, students earn seven (7) credits in CH E 391 and CH E 392.
More information about the Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program can be found here.
Other Study Abroad Programs
The College of Engineering’s Engineering International Program’s website details additional study abroad opportunities directed towards engineering students. A complete list of available programs can be found here. Students can use the Study Abroad Course Search to search for already evaluated courses abroad. Students can submit additional courses for evaluation towards degree requirements using the Engineering Study Abroad Substitution Request form.
The Iowa State University Study Abroad Center details additional study abroad opportunities that are not directed towards a specific major.