You can participate in a number of university study abroad programs around the world and receive credit towards your major.

Pursue academic work that complements your studies, gain a deeper understanding of a particular culture and improve foreign language skills.

By working with the USC Office of Overseas Studies and your academic advisor, you can map out which courses to take, when to go abroad and where you can spend your semester.

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans for studying abroad. Find out if you are eligible and how to earn academic credits toward your degree.
Learn more about each program by scheduling an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.
Contact the USC Office of Overseas Studies for more information
 213.740.3636

Benefits of Semester Abroad

  • A full semester living in another country
  • Enrollment at another university
  • Engineering courses at select institutions
  • Exploring culture through immersive experiences
  • Opportunities for research, experiential learning or an internship
  • Improve foreign language skills
  • Gain a more global perspective of engineering

Semester Abroad Programs for Engineering Students

Africa / Middle East:

Gaborone, Botswana – University of Botswana
Civil • Computer Science • Electrical • Industrial Design • Mechanical • Mining

Cape Town, South Africa – University of Cape Town
Chemical • Civil • Electrical • Mechanical

Istanbul, Turkey – Boğaziçi University (spring only)
Chemical • Civil • Computer Science • Electrical • Industrial • Mechanical

 Australia / New Zealand:

Brisbane, Australia – University of Queensland
Chemical • Civil • Computer Systems • Electrical & Aerospace • Environmental • Materials • Mechanical & Aerospace • Mechatronic • Mining • Software • Telecommunications

Canberra, Australia – Australian National University
Computer Science • Digital Systems • Electronic • Environmental • Materials • Mechatronic • Photonic Systems • Software • Sustainable Energy Systems

Melbourne, Australia – University of Melbourne
Biomedical • Civil • Computer Science • Digital Systems • Electronic • Environmental • Materials • Mechanical • Mechatronic • Photonic Systems • Software • Sustainable Energy Systems

Auckland, New Zealand – University of Auckland
Chemical • Civil • Computer Science • Electrical • Environmental • Materials • Mechanical • Biomechanical

Dunedin, New Zealand – University of Otago
Biomedical • Computer Science

Europe:

Galway, Ireland – National University of Ireland
Biomedical • Civil • Computer • Electronic • Environmental • Information Technology

Madrid, Spain – USC Madrid
Aerospace • Biomedical • Computer Science • Electrical • Energy • Industrial • Mechanical

Brighton, United Kingdom – University of Sussex
Automotive • Computer Systems • Electrical & Electronic • Mechanical • Product Design • Satellite Communications & Space Systems• Computer Science • Computing & Artificial Intelligence • IT for E-Commerce • Multimedia & Digital Systems • Music Informatics

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – University of Edinburgh
Artificial Intelligence • Chemical • Civil • Cognitive Science • Computer Science • Computational Linguistics • Environmental • Mechanical • Software Engineering

London, United Kingdom – Queen Mary
Aerospace • Avionics & Aerospace Systems • Biomedical • Computer Science • E-Commerce • Electronic • Materials • Mechanical • Sports