Students majoring in Computer Science at URI have the opportunity to participate in the International Computer Science Program (ICSP), an adjunct to the University’s well-known and successful International Engineering Program (IEP).
The International Computer Science Program is a five-year, dual-degree program. Students who complete it will earn a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. degree in Chinese, German, French, Italian, or Spanish. The ICSP and IEP feature language courses for computer scientists and engineers, a six-month paid internship with a company abroad in the fourth year of the program, and the option of study abroad at partner universities in China, Germany, France, Spain, Chile, and Mexico.
Currently, there are over 300 students who are participating in the parent IEP. Since 1990, over 550 students have completed internships with companies in Germany, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Canada and China through the IEP. Graduates of the program have either found excellent jobs with international companies, or have gone on to fine graduate programs.
We urge those interested in computer science to give careful consideration to the ICSP. Computer science in the age of the Internet and World Wide Web has become and will remain international and urgently needs young Americans with bilingual and intercultural skills. Our contacts with companies active in the global arena continually confirm this. Indeed, many companies now seek trilingual professionals with computer science background!
Please see the IEP web page for more information, the online enrollment form is here and feel free to contact us if you have further questions. And while you are on campus, visit the IEP House at 67 Upper College Road, which serves both as a residential and administrative home for the programs.