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Global Competency

Becoming a global engineer!

The Global Competency requirement of the GLASS program focuses on preparing us scholars to excel in a global context. Through studying abroad, international internships and research, and language or globally focused classes, we develop intercultural communication skills, adaptability, and a deeper understanding of global dynamics. These experiences enable us to navigate diverse cultures, contribute effectively to international teams, and engage with complex global issues, equipping us to become successful global leaders and scholars.

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Studied Abroad in Abu Dhabi 

During my study abroad experience in Abu Dhabi, I delved into the course "Water for Life," exploring the complexities of water scarcity and innovative solutions. This class significantly fueled my passion for sustainable water management. Engaging in research on atmospheric water harvesting further enriched my understanding of addressing water scarcity, especially in desert environments. Beyond academics, I embarked on an amazing five-day journey, visiting every Emirate in the United Arab Emirates, connecting with diverse cultures and landscapes. 


Studied Abroad in Prague

Studying abroad in Prague played a very significant part in my academic journey. Immersed in the rich culture and history of central Europe, I deepened my understanding of their culture and what they value through understanding the region's past and unique heritage. Beyond the classroom, I explored four other European countries, absorbing diverse landscapes, architectural wonders, and cultural nuances. From the enchanting charm of Prague Castle to the stunning beauty of Český Krumlov, I marveled at the rich history and artistry. Engaging with locals and forming friendships provided me with a profound understanding of different perspectives, fostering a sense of global citizenship. 


Studied Abroad in Indonesia  

I had the opportunity to learn heaps at the Bandung Institute of Technology, not just academically but also about the rich culture and the incredible people there. I took a course there titled, "Embracing Diversity: Challenges and Context in Sustainability," where I explored more specifically social sustainability and circular communities, looking at inspiring projects founded locally like Sakola Motekar in Ciamis and the Teras Hejau Project in Bandung. Seeing these initiatives firsthand challenged my preconceived understanding of what a sustainable community looks like through my Western perspective.


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