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ISE Department Study Abroad Exchange Programs

The ISE Department participates in student exchange agreements with universities in Brazil and Germany. Students can spend one or two semesters studying at the partner university while paying VT tuition. In ISE, students take pre-approved industrial engineering courses that will transfer back to VT to meet BSISE degree requirements.

Education Abroad in ISE: Overview (PDF | 360 KB)

Go to Guide for Researching Study Abroad Opportunities page


Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) is a private, not-for-profit university with a high percentage of students from different countries and a strong support infrastructure for international students. The main campus is located in Curitiba, capital city of the State of Parana, Brazil. 

ISE Faculty Advisor for PUCPR:  Dr. Eileen Van Aken

Bi-Lateral Exchange Program PUCPR Brazil (PDF | 786 KB)

Study Abroad in PUCPR (PDF | 778 KB)


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany and is one of the leading universities in engineering & science in Europe. 

Study Abroad in Karlsruhe (PDF | 1.8 MB)

Paula Van Curen

Study Abroad Advisor

Paula Van Curen

Academic Advisor

241 Durham Hall
(540) 231-2364


Eileen M. Van Aken

ISE Faculty Advisor for PUCPR, Brazil

Eileen M. Van Aken

Professor and Department Head

253 Durham Hall
(540) 231-6656