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International Love

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Traveling, in my humble opinion, is one of the only ways to truly live. You are exposed to new cultures, people, experiences; essentially a wealth of knowledge that you were previously oblivious to. Studying abroad in college is an amazing opportunity to do that. Why wait to travel until the future? The longer you wait, the harder it may be to actually find the time to go.

Many people are stuck in the mindset that engineers do not have the ability to study abroad, however, here at Lehigh that isn’t the case. It may be a little bit more difficult to fit in to your time here due to the required classes and the structured schedule, but not impossible. Also, if you weren’t looking to go abroad for a full semester, there are shorter trips you could take over summer, winter, or spring break. Here is a list of the different programs that Lehigh offers for engineers!

Bio Engineering
-Australia: Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland
-Belgium: Katholieke University of Leuven
-Chile: IFSA Butler Santiago*, IFSA Butler Valparaíso*
-China: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Global E3 for engineers),
-Hong Kong University of Science & Technology – Engineering
-Costa Rica: IFSA Butler Heredia*
-England: Imperial College London (year only), Queen Mary University of London, University College London, University of Sheffield (Global E3 for engineers)
-Germany: Dortmund exchange (summer only)
-Ireland: National University of Ireland—Galway
-Israel: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Global E3 for engineers)
-Japan: Tohoku University (Global E3 for engineers)*
-Korea: Hanyang University (Global E3 for engineers), KAIST (Global E3 for engineers)
-Mexico: ITESM Monterrey*, UDLAP*
-New Zealand: University of Auckland, University of Otago
-Singapore: Nanyang Technological University (Global E3 for engineers)
-Sweden: Lund University (Global E3 for engineers)
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-Ireland: Lehigh in Ireland (summer)
Chemical Engineering
-Australia: James Cook University, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia
-Belgium: Katholieke University of Leuven
-Chile: IFSA Butler Valparaíso*
-China: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology – Engineering
-Denmark: DTU-Technical University of Denmark (Global E3 for engineers)
-England: Imperial College London (year only), University College London, University of Manchester,
-University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield (Global E3 for engineers)
Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung (Global E3 for engineers)
-Ireland: University of Limerick
-Germany: IES Berlin*, Dortmund exchange (summer only)
-Japan: Tohoku University (Global E3 for engineers)*
-Korea: Hanyang University (Global E3 for engineers), KAIST (Global E3 for engineers), Yonsei Unversity
-Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Global E3 for engineers)
-Mexico: ITESM Monterrey*, UDLAP*
-New Zealand: University of Auckland
-Scotland: University of Edinburgh
-Singapore: Nanyang Technological University (Global E3 for engineers)
-South Africa: University of Cape Town
-Spain: CIEE Alicante*
-Sweden: Lund University (Global E3 for engineers)

As you can see, there is an abundance of choices and opportunities for Lehigh engineers. There are also a bunch of testimonials on the Lehigh Study Abroad page about how inspiring traveling truly is. One in particular, from Kyra Dragone, an engineering major here is as follows:

“Going abroad to London, England was definitely the best experience of my college career. I chose London because I’m an engineering major and I only speak English. I knew I would be uncomfortable in a country where I didn’t understand the language so my options came down to London or Australia. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to go to London, because when you go to Europe you’re not just going to one country. By the end of my 4 months I had visited 11 major cities in 8 different countries. I learned more about culture and travel in my 4 months abroad than I had in my 20 years leading up to it, but studying abroad was more learning about life than anything else. It was an experience of a lifetime and I walked away from it with a new perspective. I made friends that I still stay in touch with (we’re already planning trips to visit each other in the coming year) and have memories that will stay with me forever. I would strongly recommend every student take advantage of the study abroad opportunities offered by Lehigh. If you can travel abroad you should. It’s an experience that words could never fully give justice too.”

For more information on studying abroad at Lehigh, visit: http://www.lehigh.edu/studyabroad/testimonials.html.

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Author: lukayla17

Junior Chemical Engineer Major! My interests include makeup, the 1950s, netflix, and cosmetic science.

One thought on “International Love

  1. Hi lukayla17 (sorry I don’t know your name)~~! My name is HUilai and I’m a highschool senior applying to Lehigh. I’ve been reading your blogs and really appreciate all of them, since I intend to major in Chemical engineering, too. In your Lehigh experience, what do you find most challenging about the Chem E major? And what’s our favorite part?

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