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Study Abroad, language studies and other opportunities for engaging globally through the Fulton Schools and ASU

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Kae Sawyer
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion
Kae.Sawyer@asu.edu
(480) 727-8713

We are committed to providing global experiences for our students

I am here to help. Ask me!

Kae Sawyer
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion
Kae.Sawyer@asu.edu
(480) 727-8713

Global learning experiences provide opportunities for you to develop intercultural competencies and understand professional practices used outside the United States.

You can become competitive in a global job market and learn to work effectively with people who may define problems in different ways.

Study abroad and gain so much more than a trip abroad!

“International study broadens students’ perspectives of engineering, leading us to globally aware and socially responsible solutions that create value and meaningful impact around the world.”

Kyle Squires

Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Global study gives you more than travel

Choose the experience that is right for you

Study Abroad options

Major-specific

Find an experience related to your major

— Options

Fulton Schools is working with the ASU Study Abroad office (SAO) to provide major-specific information for our students.

If you don’t see your major on the SAO site, please know that it is coming soon!

Fulton Schools ASU SAO opportunities

Don’t see your major? Contact SAO directly or Kae Sawyer.

Faculty-directed

Typically a summer experience led by ASU faculty

— Options

Global Intensive Experience (GIE)

Offered during academic breaks, GIEs are embedded as part of a semester course

— Options

Partnerships

Participants may take courses with host country students, or with other American or international students

Internships

Internship programs follow two main models: Full-Time Internship or Courses + Internships.

On-campus global experiences

Courses

Take a class to broaden your understanding of the world and improve your skills.

— Options

Suggested courses:

  • GPH 210 Society and Environment (G)
  • SGS 394 Global Governance for Sustainability (No general studies credits)
  • STS 329: Energy Technologies in Newly Industrialized Countries (SB & G)
  • ERM 428 International Environmental Management (G)
  • POS 467 International Security and Conflict (SB & G)
  • ASB/SSH 100 Introduction to Global Health (SB & B)
  • ASB 443 Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health [(L or SB) & G]
  • HCR 230 Culture and Health (C & G)
  • ABS 394 Topic: Medicine and Culture (No general studies credits)
  • GCU 364 Energy in the Global Arena (Global or Interdisciplinary) (SB & G)
  • OMT/SOS/IND/EGR/HON 494 Design for the Developing World (Global or Interdisciplinary) (No general studies credits)
  • SGS 203 Contemporary Global Trends (SB & G)
  • SOS/HON 494 Global Impact Entrepreneurship (No general studies credits)
  • SGS 494 China and Globalization (No general studies credits)
  • STS 332 Global Issues in Science and Technology (Global or Interdisciplinary) (SB & G)
  • GPH 314 Global Change (HU & G)
  • COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication (SB & C & G)
  • POS 300 Contemporary Global Controversies: Aid & Development (SB & G)
  • FSE 294 Global Engineering (No general studies credits)
  • POS 160 Global Politics (SB & G)
  • SGS 394: Global Negotiation (No general studies credits)
  • SGS 394: Global Geopolitics (No general studies credits)
  • FSE 394: Engineering in a Global Context (No general studies credits)
  • POS 468: Comparative Asian Foreign Policies (SB & G)–
  • STS 330: Information Technology and Globalization (SB & G)
  • FIS 337: Innovation and Global Development (G)

Language study

Study a new language at ASU

— Options

Learning a foreign language gives you skills to communicate with others and helps to develop intercultural and interpersonal skills that are important for your professional development.

Other opportunities

Events, lectures and other globally focused ASU resources

Study Abroad scholarships

The ASU Study Abroad office offers resources to guide you as you consider financing your education abroad experience.

— Scholarship options

  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of  Engineering Study Abroad Scholarships – $500–$1000 scholarships are available for Fulton undergraduate students who have applied to an ASU study abroad program.  It is preferred that students  have financial need according to the FAFSA and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Scholarships are competitive.  The application deadline is February 1 for summer 2020, fall 2020, and 2020-21 academic year programs.
  • Fulton Difference Experiential Learning Grant – $500–$1000 The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Student Engagement office offers competitive funding to current undergraduate Fulton students to support experiential learning opportunities that enhance their engineering education and bring recognition to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Grand Challenge Scholars Program Experiential Learning Grant – Fulton Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program Students can apply for the GCSP Experiential Learning Grant to help support airfare costs for approved ASU study abroad programs to help meet the global component of the program. Students must be confirmed in the study abroad program to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship   – The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students Pell Grant recipients to pursue academic studies abroad. Up to $5000 scholarships are available for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Students must be studying or interning for a minimum of 28 days in one country. To make your application as competitive as possible, meet with the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement.
  • Study Abroad Office Scholarships/Grants – The ASU Study Abroad Office offers a Travel Grant and a Planning Scholarship for first generation college students. In addition, the Study Abroad Office maintains a list of external study abroad scholarships.
  • Bridging Scholarships
    The Association for Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.

For more information about financing your study abroad program, review the ASU Study Abroad website for information on financial aid, scholarships and upcoming “Financing Your Study Abroad” workshops.

Meet more Fulton Schools global scholars

Leonardo Velasco

My name is Leonardo Velasco, I am a Chicano from West-side Phoenix. I had never been outside of...

Kelly Anderson

Traveling to Kenya with ASU in June 2019 has been the catalyst for much personal growth for me,...

Alexander Baratti

Traveling to Japan on a Study Abroad trip was probably the best “out-of-my-comfort-zone” decision...

Erick Ciudad

My experience with the ASU Visualization and Simulation in Tokyo, Japan summer study abroad...

Victoria Dong

Studying abroad in England was the most exhilarating adventure I have ever experienced. Living in...

Antoine Kepczyk

I got to spend the Fall 2019 semester in Brisbane Australia at the Queensland University of...

Kameron Moore

The world is much smaller and more interconnected than we imagine; I learned as much through my...

Olivia Sparks

I had a wonderful experience studying abroad! I chose Australia because it was a country you don't...
Leonardo Velasco

Leonardo Velasco

My name is Leonardo Velasco, I am a Chicano from West-side Phoenix. I had never been outside of...

read more
Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson

Traveling to Kenya with ASU in June 2019 has been the catalyst for much personal growth for me,...

read more
Alexander Baratti

Alexander Baratti

Traveling to Japan on a Study Abroad trip was probably the best “out-of-my-comfort-zone” decision...

read more
Erick Ciudad

Erick Ciudad

My experience with the ASU Visualization and Simulation in Tokyo, Japan summer study abroad...

read more
Victoria Dong

Victoria Dong

Studying abroad in England was the most exhilarating adventure I have ever experienced. Living in...

read more
Antoine Kepczyk

Antoine Kepczyk

I got to spend the Fall 2019 semester in Brisbane Australia at the Queensland University of...

read more
Kameron Moore

Kameron Moore

The world is much smaller and more interconnected than we imagine; I learned as much through my...

read more
Olivia Sparks

Olivia Sparks

I had a wonderful experience studying abroad! I chose Australia because it was a country you don't...

read more

Tell us your story!

 Have you had a global engineering experience you want to share? Let us know!

I am here to help. Ask me!

Kae Sawyer

Kae Sawyer,
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion

Kae Sawyer
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion

Kae.Sawyer@asu.edu
(480) 727-8713

Kae SawyerKae Sawyer,
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion

Kae Sawyer
Associate Director of Global Engagement and Inclusion

Kae.Sawyer@asu.edu
(480) 727-8713