Autumn 2021 International Courses

Posted: June 8, 2021

Check out these autumn term courses that provide the opportunity for authentic international engagement  with partners abroad. Find course descriptions and web links below.

Ghana Engineering Service-Learning – ENGR 5797.17S

Overview: This course will explore potential solutions to community-identified issues of food preservation, irrigation, sanitation and agricultural processes in Kpando, Ghana. The course builds off data collection and prototyping done over two years by student teams. The cohort will work closely with our partner, the Ghanaian non-profit Unifying Neighbors Through Education and Development (UNiTED), interacting virtually with the goal of identifying solutions that can be implemented by local community members. This is a great opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of Kpando, development and engineering. All are welcome! Class will be in-person T/Th 9:35-10:55am, Smith Lab 3011.

Humanitarian Engineering and Culture in Guyana – ENGR 5797.23

Overview: This program provides an opportunity to engage in humanitarian engineering projects with communities in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region 3), Guyana. Students will learn about Humanitarian Engineering, Guyanese history, culture, and current events. Through interactions with local counterparts, community personnel and professionals in Guyana, students will learn about these communities and projects they will be working on throughout the semester. Class will be held Mondays 4:00-7:00pm, Smith 3101.


The College of Engineering offers scholarships for engineering students who participate in global engineering opportunities including education abroad, international research and service-learning programs and virtual international programming. Engineering students, participating in an approved international engineering program sponsored by the university, can apply for scholarships through Scholarship Universe. For more information please visit Engineering Global Programs.