Study Abroad

Chemical engineering students can opt to go abroad.

Because the degree requirements for a B.S. in chemical engineering are sequenced and structured, it can be difficult to study abroad without proper planning. However, if you can arrange your schedule accordingly, the experience is worth it! Engineering is an international field—undergraduates who study abroad will greatly benefit from experiencing a new culture.

Spending a full semester abroad

It’s possible to spend a full semester abroad with careful planning in coordination with your academic advisor. When spending a semester abroad, most chemical engineering students take four classes, which usually fulfill a portion of the liberal studies requirement. 

Students typically spend the fall semester of their junior year abroad; therefore, your course sequence will be adjusted based on the course equivalencies toward the Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. Refer to the full breakdown of courses on the CHEME Study Abroad Planning Guide - available upon request, please contact the Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator. 

The first step in the process is to attend an Engineering Study Abroad information session and then speak with the Engineering Advising Office. If you want to explore all of Cornell’s international options, visit the student experience global learning database. Applications are handled through the Office of Global Learning.