Study Abroad

Rensselaer and the Lally School regard study abroad opportunities as vital to a well-rounded learning experience.

Through Rensselaer-affiliated exchanges, students pay regular Rensselaer tuition, and financial aid applies. An affiliated exchange can be ideal insofar as Rensselaer students take courses that will likely transfer back to campus as Rensselaer courses, not simply electives. For example, if you take EBC 2003-Management Information Systems at Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands, it transfers back to Rensselaer as MGMT 4140-Computer Information Systems. Please note that among other considerations, eligibility begins with a 3.0 minimum GPA (3.3 for UCL and DTU) and second-semester sophomore status; some programs require junior standing.

Our students learn about countries and cultures that are different from the U.S., make connections across borders, and return home with expanded horizons. Lally School students can study in a variety of countries such as Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Spain.

Why study abroad?
A period of study abroad allows students to develop a broader perspective on their academic field of study while earning credit toward a Rensselaer degree. Students will gain a deeper understanding not only of the culture in which they will be living, but also the culture of the U.S. and its place in today’s global society.
Rensselaer provides international opportunities for undergraduates, including semester-long study abroad and exchange opportunities, short-term and faculty-led international programs, and other international experiences such as internships and service learning.
All students are encouraged and expected to take advantage of some sort of international experience during their four-year undergraduate education. Learn more about our partner universities here
Find a quick snapshot of our partner universities below.

Partner Universities

Partner Universities

Country SCHOOL
Australia Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane
Australia  University of New South Wales - Sydney 
Denmark Copenhagen Business School - Copenhagen
Finland HANKEN School of Economics - Helsinki
France ESSEC Business School - Paris
France KEDGE Business School - Bordeaux or Marseille
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Germany WHU-Otto Beisheim Business School - Vallendar
Italy Bocconi - Milan
The Netherlands Maastricht University
United Kingdom  University of Leeds - Leeds 
United Kingdom University of Sussex - Sussex 
Singapore  Nanyang Technological University - Singapore 
Spain ESADE Business School-Barcelona