Education Abroad for

Computer Science Majors

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Globalize Your Education

Computer Science majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture.

Review the resources here to first explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then connect with your Undergraduate Advisor and Education Abroad advisor early on to ensure that you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. 

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You Can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

What Programs Work Well for Computer Science Majors?

The programs listed below not only offer a wide variety of computer science courses but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, certificate or elective credit.   

AFRICA 

CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
IE3 Global Internships
PSU Exchange Egypt: Cairo, American University in Cairo (AUC) (Exchange)
USAC South Africa: Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Courses

ASIA

IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University (Exchange)

EUROPE

CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in London, England - University College London
CIEE Arts + Sciences (Dublin City University) in Dublin, Ireland
IE3 Global Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, Culture, and STEM in Valencia
USAC Scotland: University of St Andrews Undergraduate Courses
USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University Undergraduate Courses
IFSA- University of Edinburgh
IFSA- University of Glasgow
IFSA- King's College London

LATIN AMERICA

CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Santiago, Chile
IE3 Global Mexico: Puebla, Universidad de las Americas
IE3 Global Queretaro: Mexico, ITESM
IFSA- Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

MIDDLE EAST

PSU Direct Enroll Turkey: Istanbul, Bogazici University (Summer)

OCEANIA 

CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Wollongong, Australia
IFSA New Zealand University of Otago
IFSA New Zealand, Christchurch - University of Canterbury
USAC Australia: Griffith University Undergraduate Courses in Gold Coast or Brisbane
USAC New Zealand: Massey University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30-minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

Upcoming events

Studying Abroad with USAC as a First Generation Student

If you are a first-generation student considering studying abroad, this…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-17 10:30:00 2021-06-17 11:30:00 Studying Abroad with USAC as a First Generation Student If you are a first-generation student considering studying abroad, this session is for you! We’ll talk about some of the common scenarios first generation students face, and how to equip ourselves with tools and the resources to be successful when studying abroad. Katelyn Armbruster will lead this session, a first-generation college student herself, with tips, tricks, and answers to any of your questions about the experience of being a first generation student abroad. https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfumoqjgtHNMOuZt_kQdLVWLvoPh-mX…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Drop-In Advising with USAC!

Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-22 14:00:00 2021-06-22 16:00:00 Drop-In Advising with USAC! Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor without spending a fortune? Come chat with the USAC representative (Johanna Moxley) who works closely with Portland State University. She will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad with USAC!   https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-GtqDsqHNSA2lcLDm9BEpadrEl4Dv… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Best Programs for STEM Majors

Join this session to discover all of the USAC programs available to STEM…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-24 12:00:00 2021-06-24 13:00:00 Best Programs for STEM Majors Join this session to discover all of the USAC programs available to STEM majors! We'll cover all possible programs and highlight some unique options as well. University staff, faculty, and students welcome to attend! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuiprj0tGNfm09jrXfy1y8xDzIEebc…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Program Spotlight: Chengdu, China

Take a deep-dive journey into our USAC Specialty program Chengdu, China.…
Add to my Calendar 2021-06-29 08:30:00 2021-06-29 09:30:00 Program Spotlight: Chengdu, China Take a deep-dive journey into our USAC Specialty program Chengdu, China. This event will be broken into two 40-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in between to give you some time to refocus. Our Resident Director will walk you through this program by turning your attention to academics, student predeparture preparation, experiential-learning opportunities, a highlights tour, and more. We hope to see you there! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeyoqTgvHdMHKE9WpXgirA3l5dUKUx… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Education Abroad for Computer Science Majors