Become a citizen of the world! Computer Science majors are allowed and encouraged to study abroad for a semester or a even a whole year.
If you plan to study abroad, it's best to start planning early. Some upper-level computer science courses are only offered during either the fall or the spring, so going abroad during one of these semesters effectively means you cannot take the course during that calendar year. In general, both OIP and the Computer Science Department try to be as flexible as possible in approving your curriculum, but it never hurts to get things figured out early.
Once you have decided on a study abroad program or university, bring your course information to Brian Kernighan, COS Dept Rep for Study Abroad to see if there are any courses that could substitute for one of your CS departmentals. If independent work is involved (e.g., for AB juniors), you will need to find a faculty advisor here, either as the direct advisor or as someone to assess work done for someone at the far end. You can take a year abroad as well, but this is more complicated, mainly because you have to find more technical courses that can count as departmentals. In any case, if you plan to study abroad, start planning early.
You can find more information about study abroad at the Office of International Programs or the Computer Science undergraduate webpage. Questions may also be directed to Colleen Kenny-McGinley (8-1746), the COS undergraduate coordinator.
COS majors can study abroad through a variety of programs. Below are some suggestions from your study abroad advisers:
- Argentine Universities Program via IFSA-Butler, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Melbourne, Australia*
- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Associated Colleges in China, Beijing, China
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
- Hertford College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England*
- Worcester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England*
- King's College London, England
- University College London, England*
- Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA), Paris, France
- AIT Budapest, Hungary*
- University of Auckland, New Zealand
- University of Edinburgh, Scotland*
- Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona (CASB)*
- CIEE at Carlos III University of Madrid, Getafe, Spain
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland*