Study Abroad

Spending time abroad is a valuable professional and personal endeavor. Given the worldwide scope and impact of engineering, global competence and intercultural skills are an extremely valuable asset to the work place. Studying abroad helps you develop and hone these skills. Colorado School of Mines encourages students to include an international study/research/volunteer experience in their undergraduate and/or graduate education. Mines maintains student exchange programs with engineering universities in South America, Europe, Oceanea, Africa, and Asia. Courses taken at a partner university abroad can fulfill an equivalent course at Mines if it is pre-approved and successfully passed with a grade of "C-" or better. Transfer credit is awarded; a student's GPA is not affected by courses taken abroad.

Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be used to finance approved study abroad programs. International university partners may occasionally have additional scholarship funding for study abroad or internship programs. There are a few national study abroad scholarship opportunities available. More information can be found in the International Office. 

Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities, either coursework or research, should contact the International Office in the Ben H. Parker Student Center - E110. Staff in the International Office are happy to meet one on one to discuss opportunities abroad. Drop in times are available each day or students can make an appointment by sending an email to