GE3 Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung
Bandung, Indonesia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Drexel applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Pre-Junior||Eligible Majors:||All Engineering Majors, Biomedical Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology|
|Type of Program:||Exchange||Housing Options:||Dormitory, Homestay|
|Program Advisor:||Lauren Steinberg||Supplemental Application:||Yes|
The ProgramThe Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) is an international exchange program for all College of Engineering, and iSchool majors during their pre-junior and junior year. The program allows Drexel students to study in one of 12 countries overseas, fully immersed into the education, culture and daily life of their host country. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and explore your academic interests from a different perspective.
Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), or the Bandung Institute of Technology, is the first and largest scientific and technical university in Indonesia. ITB is located in the city of Bandung, population 1.5 million, located in the mountainous region of West Java about 180 kms from Jakarta. Covering a total area of about 770,000 square meters, the university is home to 13,500 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students pursuing degrees in applied science, technology, arts, and humanities.
The Times Higher Education Supplement Report has ranked ITB in the TOP 100 world rankings of technological universities on multiple occasions. For more information about ITB, visit their website: http://www.itb.ac.id/en/
Students may take courses within the following majors at ITB. Please review the course
descriptions for courses taught in English. Please find course descriptions at http://www.international.itb.ac.id/web/?page_id=45
Program CalendarITB is a semester-based school. Fall Semester (Semester 1) works best with Drexel’s fall term calendar. Due to the need for cycle and program changes, we encourage you to begin planning at least 12 months in advance. Students with fall/winter co-op will need a cycle change in order to participate in this program.
Fall term/semester 1: early August- mid-December. Students will need to leave summer term or co-op early.
Winter term/ semester 2: late January- mid-May. Students will need to arrange to start their spring/summer co-op late.
Course Equivalencies: During the application process, students will need to get course equivalents pre-approved by the appropriate department for each course they plan to take abroad. For example, if you want to take a Mechanical Engineering course abroad for Drexel credit, its equivalent must be pre-approved by the Mechanical Engineering department head.
Grading & Credits: Students are taught and graded by ITB faculty. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. The goal is to be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
The ExperienceITB currently has over 1,000 faculty members and more than 20,000 students from undergraduate to post-doctoral candidates. The school attracts the best and brightest from around Indonesia, giving exchange students an in-depth perspective of the Indonesian experience. The school boasts more than 100 student activity organizations from cultural, art, media, sport, education, and religion to clubs in every study program.
The city of Bandung has numerous public and private universities in its vicinity, making it a student-friendly location. Beautiful climate and scenery make Bandung a popular holiday spot for foreigners and locals alike. Residents of Bandung are proud of their tree-lined streets and Dutch-influenced architecture sprinkled with many boutique shops and restaurants.
The ethnic group of Bandung in Sudanese and is usually the first language of many of its inhabitants. Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesia’s national language, is used as a second language in government and business. English is widely spoken in commercial and university settings.
Housing: Students are encouraged to apply for on campus housing through the university. ITB will also assist students in finding off-campus accommodations and homestays close to campus for international students.
Meals: Students have the option of eating at on-campus food halls or going out to one of the many affordable food shops in Bandung. There are no meal plans at the university.
Visa Instructions: Students typically apply for the Social Cultural Visit Visa (Type B – 211) for stays shorter than 6 months. You will need a visa to enter Indonesia. Please contact the nearest Indonesian Consulate or Embassy for more information on how to apply.
Money MattersStudents are billed their normal Drexel tuition and keep all financial aid during their term abroad. The study abroad program fee will be billed to students’ Drexel accounts. Please refer to the program Budget Sheet for cost details. If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
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