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Imperial College, London

Summer Session

The department will offer a summer program at Imperial College's ChemEng Discovery Space. Their state of the art facility offers a hands-on educational experience. In 2012 Imperial College was rated the sixth top university in the world. The course offered is taught by a Cornell instructor. Credits may be approved by your ChemE faculty advisor as a Major-Approved Elective or Approved Elective. Housing is within walking distance. There are tours planned to Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath. As well as opportunities to attend cultural events and go sightseeing in London. View the .pdf for more details: Imperial College Summer 2018        

Notify Carol Casler if you wish to attend.

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University College, Dublin (UCD)

We are excited to announce that we have been in recent discussion with Chemical Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, regarding equivalence of courses. We have determined that a semester with Co-op summer or junior year abroad at UCD will allow students in the ChemE major to complete required courses with the exception of ChemE 3010 Career Perspectives. Information about UCD can be found on the Cornell Abroad web site.

  • Interest students will apply through Cornell Abroad. Signatures will be required from the college study abroad advisor (Engineering Advising, 167 Olin Hall, and your faculty advisor. Refer to the College of Engineering policies and procedures for Study Abroad. 
  • A 3.2 GPA or higher is required
  • Remain registered with the College of Engineering while you are studying abroad
  • Retain full eligibility for Cornell financial aid as if you are here on campus
  • Take a full course load abroad as defined by the host institution and receive 15 credits for a semester for work completed with grades equivalent to a Cornell grade of C or higher
  • Course titles and grades are recorded on the Cornell transcript in the same wording and format in which they are received from abroad; they are not averaged into the Cornell GPA
  • College faculty determine the allocation of credit within major fields; college study abroad advisors and registrars allocate elective and distribution credit. 

The Abroad office will bill your bursar account for UCD charges and then pay the tuition to UCD. Students are responsible for program deposits. The Abroad office also bills your housing accommodations to your bursar account. You will need to make and pay for flight arrangements. 

For more information contact Carol Casler and explore the Cornell Abroad web site for additional details. 

Cornell - Cantabria Exchange Program

Currently a pilot program for 6th semester Spring 2015 Cornell ChemE juniors. The Universidad de Cantabria is located in Santander on the northern coast of Spain. Engineering and Science courses are taught in English and humanities courses are taught in Spanish. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and knowledge of Spanish required. For more information go to: or contact Professor Cowen at .