The professions of IT are typically global. Awareness and understanding of international issues are vital for students who expect to work in teams of developers and potentially climb the corporate ladder. Students who have had experiences abroad are very successful in acquiring positions in larger industries. The ideal time for Computer Science and IT students to study abroad is during junior year. Our particular arrangements with FH-Muenster (Steinfurt) encourages students to study there during the fall semester (their winter), as there are more options for students who are still learning German. Other placements at Lincoln or other English speaking universities are not so critical. There are no particular limitations due to scheduling at Juniata. Students who study abroad typically enroll in upper level IT/CS courses that either match or are not available at Juniata. Course selection is handled at the individual level.
- Enroll in a foreign language, especially German or Spanish
- Continue with your foreign language
- Participate in the summer Computer Science in Germany program
- Study abroad, especially at the FH-Muenster (Steinfurt), or our British programs at Lincoln and Leeds
- Incorporate your studies abroad into your courses at home