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Study in an idyllic, affordable Australian city! On Semester in Newcastle, you'll get to study at an excellent university, live in a coastal city, and experience the true Aussie lifestyle. The University of Newcastle is recognized internationally for both its academic excellence and its stunning, ecologically sustainable campus. Semester in Newcastle is the most affordable study abroad program ...

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Spend a semester or academic year in the classic city of London with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 12 credits through a variety of courses studying at Richmond, the American International University in London. AIFS in London offers a unique academic program. Because of the wide range of degrees offered by Richmond, AIFS students have an array of courses to choose from to help fulfill and complemen...

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Take advantage of the chance to live and learn in Sydney, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world! Students can immerse themselves in the academic and student culture of Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales, or the University of Sydney. All offer an array of disciplines covering the spectrum from engineering to art history. Sydney will be your classroom....

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The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University MSc Sustainable Energy Technology program provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution, and consumption. The program is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage for engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids, and sustainability. By the time students graduate from the...

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Athena Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen. The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the university and combines immaculately preserved buildings with modern facilities for learning, research, and recreation. The charming atmosphere is perfect for inspiring students whil...

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Study Liberal Arts & Sciences at the VRIJE (VU) University of Amsterdam. You can join a low-cost program offered by CSA, and earn credits. The program is open to all students and adults worldwide. A transcript will be issued by VU. Cultural activities and excursions. Low cost housing options are available. Participants can choose between Semester, Year, Quarter, Summer, and Monthly terms. They ...

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Studying abroad in Rome is not for the faint-hearted nor the quiet-minded. With its enormous and bustling urban environment, its layers of rich and complex history, and the constant pulse of excitement that flows through every crack and crevice, Rome is for those who wish to thrive and be inspired. Students have the opportunity to study in a strong academic setting while living in a large c...

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The Oslo program offers the opportunity to live in a city made for outdoor enthusiasts surrounded by fjords and forests, with numerous sports at your fingertips in every season while enrolled at the University of Oslo in a range of courses taught in English. You may stay for one semester or a full year and choose from courses in the areas of Scandinavian Studies, Social Sciences, Natural Scienc...

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Program Overview Because of its location on the Indian Ocean rim and just a few hours flight from major destinations in Asia, Perth is a vibrant multicultural city with an outward-looking persona. The Arts and Sciences study abroad program in Perth, Australia at the CIEE Study Center at Murdoch University reflects this and appeals strongly to students with an interest in cross-cultural studies,...

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Study abroad in the United Arab Emirates with American University of Sharjah (AUS). Participants of this international learning opportunity have the chance to take courses from any of the four colleges/schools in the University, namely, College of Engineering (CEN), College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD), School of Business Administration (SBA), and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). ...

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The School of Visual Arts offers a week-long study program on technology and the future of storytelling in San Francisco. The program offers students the opportunity to visit companies, such as Industrial Light and Magic, Autodesk, and Steel Wool Games. Leading creatives and talent recruiters will meet with students to discuss their roles in the creative process and share their professional ...

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Southern Cross University is a highly regarded Australian Government University that is recognized throughout the world. It offers high quality academic programs in an environment that is safe, relaxed, friendly and supportive. The University is a popular destination for study abroad students who are seeking a unique experience with the opportunity to discover the true culture, environment and ...

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Curriculum Highlights: Forum-Nexus offers a unique independent-study opportunity for engineering and applied science majors. Students will have the opportunity to study innovative high-tech ventures in each of the countries visited throughout the Forum-Nexus program. Students will also have the opportunity to visit multinational companies and international organizations and understand their pe...

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The BSc in Multimedia- Web Development and E-business course at Czech College in Prague equips students with technical, creative, and management skills. The three-year program is ideal for freshers who wish to enter the world of web development or for candidates with some experience in development. The course prepares students with academic, as well as practical knowledge of the latest technolo...

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Customized group programs provide value to its student participants and institutional partners by focusing on student support, quality college-level academics, enriching customized cultural programming, and guided excursions. London SAE works with your university group leaders to design and customize group programs that offer profound academic and immersion experiences. We combine experimen...

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Studying Technology Abroad

Technology: it's always evolving, so shouldn’t you? Studying technology abroad gives students a unique opportunity to be on the forefront of modern design and innovation as it relates to the technological world we live in. In fact, technology has better odds of seeping into new cultures and assimilating smoothly than you or me. By studying technology abroad, you can learn advanced skills while completing degree requirements and observing how technology affects other global cultures, for better or worse.

Why Study Technology Abroad

For once in her life (at least from our perspective), Beyonce is wrong. Girls don’t run the world, technology does. It is a crucial part of almost everything we do, from education to medicine, and beyond. In such an important and ever-changing field, study abroad programs are an excellent opportunity for students to play a dynamic part in changing the world around them. If you are at all serious about a career in technology, studying technology abroad is a crucial step to increase your scope and personal experience.

Many countries have already hopped on the international technology bandwagon. Technology is evolving at such a fast rate that you may already be behind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch up. Get into the 21st century game of technology by joining the packs with passports in tow!

Locations

In a field that’s expanding faster than you can say Jack Dorsey, choosing the right location to study technology abroad is key. Not only should you be thinking about a location where there are good schools and a city that’s thriving in the tech boom, but you should also look farther down the line, at the potential for internships in technology, or even a full on career. Smaller (and sometimes even larger) tech companies love hiring from within, so any impression made at an early stage will have its benefits. When it comes to academic institutions, tech schools are particularly prevalent across Asia and Europe. However, don’t limit your search to those to regions alone; here are a few of the top places to study technology abroad:

Israel. Affectionately referred to as the “start-up capital” of the world, Israel (specifically  Tel Aviv) is an absolute technology powerhouse. Home to companies like Waze, Zuta, and Kaltura, Israel is the place to be in the tech industry. Only the U.S. and China have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than Israel’s 90, which are worth around 40 billion dollars. Oh, and your cell phone? You can thank the Israelis for that as well. Choose from any of Israel’s elite universities to study technology abroad at and you’ll enjoy all the perks of this bustling nation.

The United States. With its reputation preceding it, San Francisco is the mecca of all things tech. Similarly to Tel Aviv, in Israel, San Francisco is the place for American tech and startup companies. Studying technology abroad at one of the several universities in San Francisco will allow you to continue to refine your academic skills, while placing you right in the heart of tech central. Only an hour drive to Silicon Valley, this is an attractive option for upperclassmen looking to dive right into the workforce too. Connections made while studying technology in the U.S. could potentially take you very far; never underestimate a good networking opportunity, especially in San Francisco.

England. Silicon Valley isn’t the only place for tech startups to launch and thrive. As the hub of all things UK, London has incredible access to affluent consumers and venture capitalists. Companies are flocking to the UK just to launch from foggy London town; with more and more companies relying on technology, tech jobs in England are abundant and the scene is an excellent backdrop for students. Just don’t forget to network for a post-studies full-time job while you’re there!

Technology Study Abroad Programs

The field of technology is not as black and white as many people think; there are several areas of focus within the umbrella of technology. Before you study technology abroad, it is crucial to highlight what specialties interest you most, so you can plan your best course of action (literally, you’ll need to choose your courses).

Regarding coursework, depending on when in your academic career you decide to study technology abroad, your prerequisites and mandatory courses might shift, so it is also important to weigh those options to decide when might be the best time for you to go. Most importantly, remember that every student is different. Just because your friend studied abroad his junior year doesn’t mean it is the best option for you.

With regards to technology study abroad programs, most prerequisites will be the same across the board. Although, students are encouraged to have most of their general major courses out of the way before studying abroad, in order to open up the most doors possible. Doing so will also allow students to take some upper division courses in more regional specific areas, such as Chinese coding techniques or British design strategies.

Benefits & Challenges

Studying technology abroad has its ups and downs. For example, while you might initially be excited that your work binges late into the night means easier communication with family in other time zones, their availability may eventually turn into a distraction (or dare we say, nuisance!). Despite the setbacks, there is much to be gained by taking your technology studies abroad.

Global Perspective. While there are certain standards in technology and computer science, there are distinct regional practices and techniques that make studying technology abroad advantageous. Any skill set that you can add to your arsenal that might set you apart from other candidates is one you should take advantage of. The great news is: studying technology abroad will do just that!

Connections. Sure, it’s trite and overused, especially in the world of technology, but a connection goes a long, long way. Many future employers will, of course, evaluate your skills, but almost more importantly, if an employer has worked with you before or knows they can trust your work, you are much more likely to land the job.

Language Barrier. Studying technology abroad can be difficult without prior foreign language experience if you decide to study in a non-English speaking nation, and this issue is only increased in the world of computers. Language skills might not be required to study technology abroad, and coding may be your lingua franca, but it is important to brush up on a few key words and phrases before you arrive. 

Computer codes are one of the few languages that truly span international borders. Broaden your mind and technological skills sets by taking your technological studies abroad.

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