Notre Dame and the College of Engineering encourage students to participate in international study programs. These experiences, typically available during your junior year and summer breaks, develop leadership skills and build respect and understanding for different cultures. Each program has been developed so that it blends with the on-campus engineering curricula, allowing you to spend time abroad but still graduate in four years. Different courses are offered in each program location, so it is important to work with your academic adviser to select the international study experience that will best fit your major and goals. Semester-long programs include London, England; Perth, Australia; Puebla, Mexico; Cairo, Egypt; and Santiago, Chile. Summer abroad engineering programs are available in Bejing, China; London, England; Rome, Italy; and Alcoy, Spain. Engineering students may also choose to study for an entire academic year (or a semester) in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, talk to your adviser and visit the International Study Programs Web site at http://www.nd.edu/~ois.