The CFE and International Programs in Engineering (IPE) collaborate for summer Entrepreneurship Focused Study Abroad. As dedicated College of Engineering partners, both departments offered two new study abroad opportunities to U-M students Summer ’16.  We continued both opportunities to entrepreneurially minded students in Summer ’17.

May through June is a 6-wk/ 9 cr program in Singapore .  July is a 3-wk/ 3 cr program in Italy.

Both offerings saw robust applications from students campus-wide! Selected and participating students find themselves immersed in intense academic courses in partnership with host-country universities (yielding transfer credit), interactive treks to local startup enterprises, meetings with alums/companies/venture capitalists, leadership building/team-bonding workshops, as well as the local culture of both destinations: Europe and Asia!

CoE’s International Corporate Relations matches venture founders and Singapore alums to current U-M students for presentations and collaborative innovation challenges. Leaders and Best experiences with Innov8’s Block 71, Garuda Robotics, and NSI Ventures are some examples of engagement hosts.

Back on U-M’s campus, 2016 and 2017 student participants rave  about their entrepreneurially focused overseas experiences!

For the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship study abroad information, please use these links to International Programs in Engineering:

Singapore
Turin

These two and additional IPE study abroad opportunities are further detailed on IPE’s website.