Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Rensselaer offers a number of exchange opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Participation in these programs allows students to broaden their cultural horizons as well as view and experience a technological education from another perspective. For undergraduates, these programs are intended for the junior year; this requires that application for participation be made during the second semester of the sophomore year. Generally, students need to have achieved and maintained a QPA of 3.0 or better in order to be seriously considered for an exchange or study-abroad program.

Rensselaer has a number of established study-abroad programs with colleges and universities throughout Europe, with limited opportunities in Asia and Australia. Participation in these programs is usually for one year; however, sometimes arrangements can be made for a one-semester exchange. Some programs give priority to specific majors, and foreign language proficiency is required by some institutions. Below is a listing of the Rensselaer programs; for more information on these programs, contact the person listed.

Regardless of which Rensselaer Porgram is being considered or if studying abroad is being considered through another university, the student should first contact Bob Conway in the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Undergraduate International Exchange Program
Bob Conway, (518) 276-6822,, WA 5103

International Management Exchange Program
Beth Macey, (518) 276-2388,, PB 3200

Architecture International Program
Christine Dickson, (518) 276-6457,, GR 115

Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3) Program
Lester Gerhardt, (518) 276-6203,, JEC 3002

Swiss Exchange Program
William A. Wallace, (518) 276-6854,, CII 5117

French Exchange Program
Lucien Gerber, (518) 276-8125,, Sage 4201