To meet the National Academy of Engineers' “grand challenges” students must become more globally aware of social, economic, environmental, and technological issues and realize that engineering solutions must be appropriate for a geographical, environmental, cultural, political, and economic setting. The International experiences listed below help to prepare our students for meeting local, regional and global challenges.
Peace Corps Master’s International Program
Open to MS and PhD students. This highly ranked program allows students to combine their graduate degree with service and research while serving in the Peace Corps as an engineer. The program has a strong focus on sustainability and humanitarian engineering. Students are allowed to explore and innovate at the interface of engineering design and technology with people, society, and health.
UNESCO-IHE Laboratory Delf, Netherlands
This international research experience in sustainability is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The program allows students to research and develop innovation technologies in water and waste water to meet the Millennium Development Goals. It builds on USF’s continuing relationship with the world’s leading water authorities at UNESCO-IHE Water Laboratory in Delf, Netherlands.