University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2019: EXCHANGE Global E3

Program Dates
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institutions in the Global E3 consortium. It is anticipated that up to 7 spots per year will be available.

In 2015, the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering joined Global E3 (Global Engineering Education Exchange), a consortium of 35 engineering schools in the U.S. and 35 partner institutions in nearly 20 countries internationally.

As an exchange program, Global E3 provides an affordable means for students to study abroad with transfer credit for agreed upon coursework. Students can study in the fall, spring, or the full academic year. The list of participating universities can be found at the Global E3 website. Students must apply and be accepted through UD before completing the formal application through the Global E3 or partner institution websites. Bypassing this step will void your application.

General Info
Global E3 is a consortium of over 70 schools of engineering and computer science in the U.S. and internationally, providing a vehicle for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to study outside their own country in any of over 20 other countries.

Global E3 students are nominated by their home institution and receive academic credit at home for their academic work completed abroad during either spring or fall semesters, or during a full academic year. University of Delaware students may take engineering coursework in an international setting while paying UD tuition. During this international experience, students are able to improve their foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience while taking engineering coursework. At some institutions, students may have the opportunity to take on a supplemental internship before or after their study abroad experience.

Students are nominated by UD to participate in the Global E3 exchange and receive credit at home for academic work completed abroad. They study overseas at one of over 30 member institutions for one or two semesters, typically in their junior year.

Integral to the program is intensive language instruction and the opportunity for students to undertake a practical internship in an industrial setting or laboratory in the host country. The internship component is an especially valuable element in strengthening the international and professional competency of the students, as well as a unique opportunity for host companies to become acquainted with these talented young people at an early stage in their careers.

The program is competitive, selecting only the most promising students with sufficient language ability to successfully complete coursework overseas and engage in a meaningful work experience in industry. In order to expand the opportunities for outstanding students with minimal foreign language ability, some members outside the United States provide instruction in English as well as the home country language. See the current list of participating international universities (member institutions) for more information.

Language: The language of instruction depends on the university in the Global E3 program. For university-specific lists of courses available in English, please visit the member university websites through the Global E3 portal once your UD Global E3 representatives have nominated you and your personal account has been set up. The links to each university participating indicates the corresponding language of instruction.

Calendar: The calendars are generally similar to that of the University of Delaware but the specific dates are determined by each university. Please consult the Global E3 website for specific dates.

Visas and Passports: Students will likely require a visa before departure in order to study at a foreign institution; requirements vary depending upon the country. A Student Visa application can only be completed once students have received their Confirmation of Enrollment Form from the participant university. This form is only released once students have paid all of the requested fees and met all of the conditions of their offer. Students should budget approximately $250 USD for visa fees and expenses. (Non-U.S. citizens may have additional requirements and should consult with UD's Office of International Students and Scholars regarding the status of their U.S. visa and their ability to re-enter the U.S.)

Transportation: Transportation costs are borne by the students. Most Global E3 universities provide route and transportation options from nearby airports to the respective campuses.

Housing: Students are encouraged to live on campus and to apply for such housing in advance. Every participant university has housing available; however, the reservation is a responsibility of the participating students.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker). Courses are taught in English or the local language and can vary from semester to semester. Only courses completed with the equivalent grade of “C” or better will transfer back to UD. Participants in this exchange would enroll in enough courses to earn the equivalent of 12-15 UD credits per semester. The Registrar’s Office will research and confirm how credits/grades would transfer from your specific host institution.
Before committing to the program students are encouraged to meet with their assistant dean and to complete this form through UD’s Registrar’s Office to ensure that credits earned on the program will facilitate their progress towards graduation.
It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure according to UD's standard transfer credit procedure, and to have an official transcript from the host institution sent to UD upon the conclusion of the exchange semester.
UNIV 372-038: Study Abroad - EXCHANGE Global E3 (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,365.00$17,080.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

Contact Information:
Kim Bothi
Faculty Director
102 DuPont Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 15, 2019
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 15, 2019

Interest Meetings:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.