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Prospective Students

Thank you for applying to join the GEARE program!

The applications are closed for the class of 2024, please check back in February 2022 for the class of 2025

HOW TO APPLY

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the GEARE application

  • Academic Transcript

  • Resume

  • Application Essay

 

There are two main Application cycles for the program:

  • Cycle 1

    • Open for 2nd Semester First-Year Engineering students

    • Open from 1st February – 28th February

    • Will be notified about program acceptance during the first week of April

  • Cycle 2

    • Open for 1st Semester Sophomore Engineering students

    • Open from 1st September – 30th September

    • Will be notified about program acceptance prior to November 1st 

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During the application cycle, students should enter the OPP opportunities database and select student login. Students can use their career account credentials to log in. Once in the database, students should select Surveys from the left sidebar, then click on the GEARE application survey box in the center of the screen. All areas of the survey should be completed, and the resume and transcript uploaded for the application to be considered fully submitted.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

At All Times

  • Student in the College of Engineering

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Prior to Departure

  • 12 credits of foreign language or demonstrate equivalent proficiency

  • Attend 5 mandatory seminars

  • Complete one domestic internship

  • Orientation seminar ENGR 297

 

While Abroad

  • International internship or research experience (minimum 10-12 weeks)

  • One semester of study abroad

  • Orientation Seminar ENGR 397

 

Upon Return

  • Orientation seminar ENGR 497

  • Present study abroad & work experience at GEARE Poster Symposium to underclassmen

  • Global Design Team Project

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TIMELINE
Traditional Timeline​
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Co-op + GEARE Schedule​
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COSTS

  • For most study abroads, students pay standard Purdue tuition as if they were on on-campus.

  • $800 is required to be part of the GEARE program.

  • GEARE is a cost neutral program when considering scholarships and internship salaries.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for grants/scholarships wherever they can. Below are grants currently available​.

Global Living Assistance

  • A grant offered by the Office of Professional Practice, which offsets the cost of living in a foreign country.​ ​

Purdue MOVES Scholarship 

  • Scholarship offered by the Purdue Study Abroad Office, to fund your activities during your study abroad/global internship.

SAIL

  • Scholarship through the Office of the Dean of International Programs that allows you to fund your activities during study abroad while completing an intercultural learning course.