Abstract: Learn about the resources for study abroad as an ECE student available to you through the Grainger College of Engineering and hear from two ECE students who studied abroad in Denmark and Vienna.
Biography: Meredith Blumthal has been in the field of international education for 18 years and joined the International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) office as the Director in 2017. The IPENG office provides study abroad advising, expertise, international exchanges, and cultural experiences in over 60 programs throughout 20 countries, specifically to server the need of Grainger Engineering students. Meredith’s areas of expertise includes program development, partner collaboration, faculty training and development, comprehensive program management & administration. Meredith earned a B.S. & M.S. in Horticultures and a second M.S. in Agriculture Economics, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a student, Meredith studied abroad for a semester at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and she was a Foreign Language Areas Fellow (FLAS) where she studied Quechua as part of the Andes and Amazon Field School, and conducted field research in Ecuador during her graduate program.