Study Abroad Options in Civil Engineering
Study abroad is a great way for Civil Engineering students to satisfy their required Mathematics and Basic Sciences, General Education, or Basic and Civil Engineering Sciences courses. The best time to study abroad in the Civil Engineering curriculum is either during the spring of the second year or the fall of the third year. For more information about the courses you can find abroad as well as the specific program opportunities, please visit the links below:
The KU Office of Study Abroad has worked closely with faculty in Civil Engineering to identify and review appropriate programs for their students. Below is a list of the programs that have been reviewed and approved by the CEAE Department, and have been determined to have suitable course matches for the Civil Engineering curriculum. You can find more information about course offerings, location, cost, and application processes by clicking on the individual links. You are also encouraged to visit the Office of Study Abroad in 108 Lippincott Hall for more information about these programs, or to explore additional program options.
Program Options for Civil Engineering:
Swansea University (Wales)
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain)
University of Leeds (England)
University of Newcastle (Australia)
International Internships (Multiple Locations Available)
John Cabot University* (Italy)
SIT Summer Innovation Lab: Water Issues* (Jordan)
*Programs marked with an * are Student Initiated Programs (SIPs). SIPs are operated by institutions or organizations outside of KU, but because the above programs have been reviewed and approved by CEAE faculty, they are also great options. SIPs allow KU students to earn resident KU credit for study abroad programs sponsored by other accredited U.S. universities and colleges.
Note: Because SIPs are not operated by KU, the application process is different, so students are required to schedule an appointment to meet with an OSA program coordinator before beginning the application process. The program coordinator will explain the application process in greater detail and provide the student with OSA SIP application directions.
It is entirely the student's responsibility to monitor deadlines and application procedures for both KU and non-KU programs. In addition, students must complete the KU Office of Study Abroad application and scholarship application (if applicable) by the deadlines listed below.
Deadline for Winter Break, Spring Break, & Spring Semester programs: October 1
Deadline for Fall, Academic Year, or Summer programs: March 1
As with many other study abroad options, students must meet with departmental faculty advisors and their academic advisor in their major during the application process in order to complete an Academic Plan. Through this process they will be able to determine what equivalent KU credit they will receive for their study abroad courses.
All students who participate in a study abroad program are required to take part in the KU OSA pre-departure orientation. The OSA orientation provides important academic, cultural, and safety information to all study abroad participants.
Students are required to maintain full-time student status (12 hours/semester) while abroad and post all courses to their KU transcript. All courses must be approved prior to departure, while abroad, or upon return by the relevant academic department. They will be posted to the KU transcript as they appear on the student’s Academic Plan & Approval Form or Credit Worksheet with the accompanying grades earned. Grades will be calculated into the student's KU GPA.
A signed and sealed official transcript (or equivalent document) must be provided to KU the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). The transcript may be forwarded directly to the OSA Coordinator or the student can hand-deliver a sealed copy. Transcripts from KU partner schools are usually sent to the OSA automatically; however, participants in Student Initiated Programs (SIPs) will want to check with their provider or institution to find out if their transcript will be sent automatically or if they must obtain one directly.
Failing to complete the grade posting process will prevent graduation from KU and may have other implications such as immediate forfeiture of all financial aid, including return of scholarships and repayment of loans.