Study Abroad

NPRE Exchange Programs

ILLINOIS NPRE participates in student exchange and travel abroad programs in Italy and Sweden. For more information, contact the International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) Office, 217-244-0054 (phone) or email

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Since 2003, NPRE faculty have coordinated a study abroad opportunity for students at the University of Pisa in Italy. Each year in the middle of May, 12 to 15 Illinois engineering students travel with NPRE faculty for six weeks of study in that country. Courses focus on energy sources and uses, renewables, fossil fuels and nuclear power. The effort involves an exchange in which, typically, 12 to 15 Italian students travel to Illinois for six weeks each September. They take courses in energy, English and their own areas of interest.

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