“I want to learn their approach to engineering and I want to learn real world, practical things,” said Anthony Brown, a distinguished bioenvironmental engineering student who was selected for an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program in China this summer.
Brown, a rising junior studying Bioenvironmental Engineering with over a 3.9 cumulative grade point average, will be attending the Delegate on Engineering Program through the International Scholar Laureate Program where he will travel through Beijing, Shanghai, and other Chinese provinces. The program exposes select engineering students to more than conventional lectures in a classroom. Participating students have the opportunity to network with successful engineers and immerse themselves in Chinese culture through cross-cultural briefings, excursions, and hands-on activities.
When asked of the challenges that he may face abroad, Brown responded with confidence, stating that “my Rutgers experience has equipped with the capacity to understand and enjoy challenges.”
While many engineering students face curricular challenges that create a hindrance to their interest in studying abroad, the ISLP summer program is “the perfect time to gain experience abroad and find opportunities outside of this country,” said Brown, when asked to describe his decision to attend the Delegation on Engineering.
The International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP), an initiative founded over 25 years ago, provides top scholars with an opportunity to engage in a culturally-immersive and career focused experience..
“This is a great opportunity to promote the Rutgers experience abroad,” said Brown.