Physics and Engineering Department

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Students of the applied physics and engineering physics program have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters in their junior and senior year at the Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule (OTH) in Regensburg.  The exchange program is the microsystems engineering program at OTH: Explore the faculties of applied natural sciences and cultural studies at OTH Regensburg here.

One semester is course work. The courses are held in English.

An optional second semester can be spent as an intern at a company in Regensburg.  For more information: contact Dr. H. Schmitzer, Physics Department,

Study Abroad in Limoges, France

A Cathedral in Limoges, France during Fall

Students of the applied physics and engineering physics program have the opportunity to spend one spring semester in their junior or senior year at the Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Limoges in Limoges.  There are various international courses offered in English: Explore international courses offered in English and learn about the application procedure at ENSIL-ENSCI 

For more information: contact Dr. H. Raad, Physics Department,

Study Abroad in Wales and England

A coastal town in Wales

Students of any major, including those in the physics department, have the opportunity to spend a few weeks in late-May and early-June travelling throughout North Wales and England. Stops will include Conwy which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Snowdonia National Park; the Roman city of Chester; and a few days in London. You'll learn about the Physics of Energy by carrying out experiments and visiting various types of power plants including a nuclear power plant and other historical locations. Learn more information, or contact Dr. Jonathan Morris

Study Abroad in Rome

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The Summer Program in Rome is a five-week long international experience that combines six credits of Xavier core course with cultural excursions both in Rome and beyond. The program serves the University Scholars program, but is open to all Xavier students.  A three-day weekend excursion to Florence and Siena includes two nights in Florence, a group visit to Uffizi Gallery and a banquet in a typical Florentine restaurant. There is also a day trip excursion to Assisi as well. 

There is also a three-week long, three credit hour option for students taking ART113. Students interested in this option should contact Prof. Suzanne Chouteau (

Learn more information, or contant Dr. Marco Fatuzzo