Both Study/Work Abroad
and the International Plan are viable options for
Studying Abroad as a BME Student
The best thing to do if you are interested in
studying abroad is to visit the study abroad section
on the Office of International Education website:
Most BME students study abroad through the Georgia
Tech Study Abroad program, but students can study
through other college and university programs
as well. Most students study with the intention
of using Humanities and/or Social Science classes,
and most of the study abroad programs have ample
classes in both disciplines.
Some programs, like Georgia Tech Lorraine, in Lorraine, France, offer other classes besides the basic Humanity and Social Science classes. For example, in Summer 2007, GT Lorraine offers the following classes that are required in the BME curriculum: COE 2001 (Statics), ECE 3710 (Circuits) and ISyE/MATH 3770 (Statistics), as well as an Ethics course, HTS 2084 (Technology and Society).
Some students may want to take BME classes abroad. This is possible, but more difficult, only because students will probably need to have some of the prerequisite classes out of the way before they will be allowed to take BME classes at another college or university abroad. *In the near future, we will be highlighting some of the colleges and universities abroad that might be open to our students studying through their BME department.
The advantage of studying through the GT Study Abroad program is that the courses have been pre-approved, and the student will know that the courses will transfer back to Tech. Students who want to study through another college or university that isn't through the GT Study Abroad program can easily do so. However, they must contact that school themselves, make sure they understand all rules and regulations, make sure that the school is acceptable to the GT registrar's office, and, most importantly, try to get pre-approval of the courses they plan to take through that program. Students will need to get syllabi and course descriptions of the classes the want to take and take this information to the corresponding department here at Tech for course approval.
Check out the Weekly
Newsflashes from Division of Professional
Practice on work abroad opportunities.