Are you looking for a way to diversify your learning experiences? If so, then study abroad might be a great option for you. Students in the College of Engineering & Applied Science are able to participate in both long-term and short-term study abroad opportunities.

UWM students studying abroad at Kassel University in Germany.
UWM students have the opportunity to study in Taiwan.

Short-Term Study Abroad Options

Study Renewable Energy in Germany (summer program)

University of Kassel

This English-language program features lectures by professors from the University of Kassel. The seminar focuses on the important issues of climate policy and renewable energy resources, specifically: solar thermal, wind energy, biomass and photovoltaics. The program includes visits to local German renewable energy sites and companies, as well as other field trips. As part of the three credits earned for the course, students are required to complete a cumulative exam while in Germany, compile a journal and complete a brief presentation upon returning to UWM.

Students live with German families and are provided with two meals a day. In addition, UWM students are partnered with Kassel students who assist with the German appreciation course, which is also part of this study abroad experience. Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity to earn academic credit while exploring one of Germany’s most attractive regions: the state of Hessen.

To begin the application process, please schedule an appointment with Sharon Kaempfer at 414-229-4667.

Taiwan in the Summer (two options)

Programs run for three weeks in July.

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU)

This program is hosted by Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), a private university located in northern Taiwan. Participating students from the U.S. (UWM, Iowa State, Pittsburg State and Wright State) spend three weeks studying and learning together with students from Southeast University in China and CYCU. The program includes lectures, group projects and field trips to high-tech factories in Taiwan. Also included are sightseeing and cultural excursions.

Feng Chia University (FCU)


This program, hosted at Feng Chia University (FCU), offers an introduction to Taiwanese culture, Chinese language, and technology management (for nonbusiness majors). Lectures focus on: Chinese language, enterprise value chain and technology management, R&D project management, creative product development, e-commerce and innovative management strategies. This program also includes field trips to featured companies in the Central Taiwan Science Park. Program participants, hailing from universities around the world, take classes and learn together.

The application deadline for these programs is typically March 15.

To begin the application process, please schedule an appointment with Tina Current at 414-229-2203.

Other Study Abroad Options

Other long-term and short-term study abroad options can be explored by scheduling an appointment with Sharon Kaempfer in Academic Advising or by visiting the Center for International Education.