As the world becomes more connected and crossing continental boundaries, international experience is highly desirable to develop cultural awareness and broaden perspective. The core Stevens curriculum now provide for up to six credits that can be applied to international experiences that meet program educational outcomes in addition to traditional course transfer credits from study abroad. Thus, a student has a far stronger prospect of being able to complete a study abroad period without increasing time toward a degree. This change coupled with a strong new focus on international programs will go a long way to encourage students to participate in study and work abroad.
In addition to a traditional study abroad program, Stevens offers a range of short international programs over the summer or during the winter or spring breaks.
The Institute has also been aggressively expanding its international agreements. New partnerships in the following cities will benefit undergraduates: Växjö, Sweden; London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Buskerud, Norway; Beijing, China and Dublin, Ireland. These complement existing consortia arrangements in Limerick, Ireland; Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia, together with previous informal arrangements in Rome, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; Tel Aviv, Israel and Monterrey, Mexico, among others.
Students and faculty describe the study abroad and international experiences available.