Study Abroad

Explore study abroad programs and experiences designed for mechanical engineering students in exciting destinations. 

Check out all the study abroad and international experiences open for you to apply in our interactive map below! 


These programs are specifically designed for mechanical engineering students.

Program City Country region
 Cal Poly Global Program: Engineering in China Hangzhou China Asia
 Cal Poly Global Program: Software Engineering in Rome Rome Italy Europe
 Cal Poly Exchange with Munich University of Applied Sciences  Munich Germany Europe
 Cal Poly Exchange with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Architecture Lucerne Switzerland Europe
USAC Germany: German Language, European Studies and Engineering in Lüneburg Lüneberg Germany Europe
CIEE Engineering, Technology, and Society Program in Dublin, Ireland Dublin Ireland Europe
CEA Madrid, Spain: Engineering and Social Sciences Madrid Spain Europe
CEA Paris, France: Engineering Paris France Europe
 TECNUN, University of Navarra San Sebastian Spain Europe
CSU IP Mexico: Engineering at Instituto Technologico de Monterrey Querétaro Mexico Mexico
CIEE Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences Program in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah United Arab Emirates Middle East
SIT Study Abroad: Jordan: Engineering and Design for Sustainable Environments Amman Jordan Middle East


When should I study abroad?

Spring and fall are most recommended for studying abroad because many of the programs are semester-long. Check out the flowchart for suggested programs.
Mechanical Engineering flowchart with study abroad timeline

What classes can I take abroad?

This depends on the program (CEA, CSU IP, or Cal Poly International Program). Some programs have pre-approved classes but you should visit CENG International Exchange Program advising to ensure you are taking the right classes. Refer to the flowcharts above to get a better understanding of programs that work best with your major.

Who can I talk to for advising?

You are welcome to visit the CENG International Exchange Program office during scheduled drop-in advising hours (call Engineering Student Services at 805-756-1461 to verify hours). If you have any inquiries, please email them at:

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