With today’s integrated global economy, engineers must understand other cultures and ways of doing business by being a part of collaborations that span the globe. In order to help engineering students be better prepared for the global workplace, the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has developed a portfolio of opportunities and joined with other universities to provide students and faculty with opportunities to gain international experience by studying abroad. Check out all the exciting MSU study abroad opportunities at studyabroad.msstate.edu.
October 1: Spring semester study abroad programs
October 15: Spring semester - Fred and Sara Jean Burke Study Abroad Scholarship
January 15: Summer program - Dr. Don Hill Scholarship
March 1: Fall semester study abroad programs
March 15: Fall semester - Fred and Sara Jean Burke Study Abroad Scholarship
Meet with international programs adviser and your academic adviser well in advance of these deadlines.
Scholarships available for engineering students only
Thanks to the generosity of Fred and Sara Jean Burke and the family of Dr. Don Hill, the BCoE offers special competitive scholarships to help offset the costs associated with studying abroad.
To apply for scholarships for semester-long programs made possible by the generosity of Fred and Sara Jean Burke, download the application here (pdf or Word). The deadline to apply for Burkes' Scholarship is October 15 for the following spring semester and March 15 for the following fall semester.
To apply for scholarships for summer programs made possible by the generosity of the family of Dr. Don Hill, download the application here (pdf or Word). The deadline to apply for the Dr. Don Hill Scholarship is January 15 for the following summer semesters.
Thames Scholars Annual Scholarship
The Thames Scholars Program is a new program in the Bagley College of Engineering made possible by the Thames Family Foundation (officers, Jerry and Judy Kaye Thames). Under this program, scholarships are available to high-achieving freshmen or continuing students interested in global leadership and who are pursuing a career in engineering. In addition to a scholarship, candidates selected for the Thames Scholars Program will receive financial support for participation in a short-term international project, internship or other travel for academic purposes. The program also provides opportunity for mentorship by faculty and by Jerry Thames. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the International Engineering Ambassadors student organization in BCoE and strong preference will be given to students pursuing a Global Leadership minor in BCoE.
To apply for the Thames Scholarship, please visit the BCoE Scholarships page.
The Bagley College of Engineering participates in a variety of study abroad programs that help prepare engineering students for the profession and to be better world citizens. The following is a summary of current programs. Additional opportunities are being developed.
GlobalE3 - Global Engineering Education Exchange
This consortium of engineering programs (including MSU) provides opportunities for all engineering disciplines to study for a semester or year at member institutions (more than 30 overseas institutions in 22 countries in western and eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America). The program is designed to allow students to take courses overseas for credit at Mississippi State University while paying MSU tuition. Courses in English are available. For more information, visit www.globale3.org or https://globale3.studioabroad.com. Application deadline – October 1
ICAI-SAPIENS Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPCM)
ICAI-SAPIENS is a program designed for engineering students interested in getting international experience without missing technical courses required for their graduation. The Universidad Pontifica Comillas offers a set of engineering courses taught in English and a set of Spanish Culture and Language courses which, combined with leisure activities, will make the students get immersed in the Spanish Culture. More information can be found here: http://www.icai.comillas.edu/en/estudios/otros-estudios/sapiens
FAME - French American Exchange Program
This program occurs during the spring semester and is for electrical and computer engineering, computer science and software engineering students in their third year. The material is taught in English at ENSEA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications) in Cergy, France, which is 35 minutes from Paris. The program runs February to June. For more information, visit http://www-fame.ensea.fr. Application deadline – September 15
SECAC - Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium
MSU students may choose to study abroad through any SEC institution while remaining an MSU student during the program. MSU students pay in-state tuition to the partner SEC school while studying abroad. The participating universities include: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University and Vanderbilt University. To learn more about the SECAC, visit http://www.thesecu.com.
PdT - Politechnico di Torino
An exchange program is available for juniors in mechanical engineering to study at the Politecnico di Torino in Torino, Italy since Spring 2011. PdT is a leading university both in Italy and Europe in the field of technical-scientific training and in engineering and architectural research. Students pay MSU tuition. For more information, visit http://international.polito.it. For the list of courses offered, please, visit https://didattica.polito.it/offerta/index_en.html. Application deadline – December 1.
INSA - Toulouse ~ Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
Spring semester in Toulouse, France in aero-mechanics, electrical engineering and bio-chemical engineering. The courses in engineering and history/culture are designed for U.S. students, but some courses are joint classes with INSA students. The courses are taught in English by French faculty. The program runs February 1 through June 30. For more information, see www.insa-toulouse.fr. Application deadline – November 20.