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  • Locations: Boise, ID, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Universities in the Global E³ program do not accept applications directly.

    Go to "How to Apply" for information on the application process.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Yes
Program Description:

Boise State University
Boise, ID

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Exchange Student Info

Introduction

Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology. The campus is home to 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990 and the 2005 national champion student debate and speech team. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an all-time state enrollment record of 19,993 students.

The university offers more than 190 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Public Service. Students can also study abroad, participate in one of the largest internship programs in the Northwest, and work with professors on health-related research to fight cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease, among others.

Campus life offers adventure and activity. More than 200 student organizations, new residence halls along the Boise River Greenbelt and a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center provide opportunities for both individual development and fun. More than one million visitors come to campus annually for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted 
  • Graduate students: Accepted 
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score
    • Undergraduate – 68
    • Graduate – 80
  • Minimum IELTS score – 6.0

Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to early May

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

Workload per Semester

A typical course load for an undergraduate student consists of five, three-hour courses taken over a fifteen-week term. Full-time status is 12 or more credits. Most exchange students take four classes their first semester at Boise State.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to Boise State University are also required to complete an application with the Office of Global Learning Opportunities.

Materials should be sent by email to:

Eden Taylor
Global Learning Opportunities
edentaylor@boisestate.edu

Students will receive their acceptance packet within 2-3 weeks of receipt of application (if application is complete).

Housing

Boise State University Housing offers 6 traditional residence halls, two complexes of suite-style halls for upper class students, and 5 apartment complexes. Each residence hall or apartment offers the opportunity to live and learn with immediate access to the University's and Boise's metropolitan community resources.

Exchange students must apply early to obtain on-campus housing and it is not guaranteed, but generally exchange students do not have a problem obtaining a room on campus with an early application.

Estimated Cost of Living

Semester Budget

Food/meals

Housing

Contact

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students 

Global Learning Opportunities   |   studyabroad@boisestate.edu

City Info

  • No. 4 Best City to Live, Work and Play, Kiplinger Personal Finance, May 2008
  • "Welcome to Boise, Idaho, the last great place in the American West – where housing remains affordable, Western culture still thrives, and access to the nation’s wildest state begins within city limits." – National Geographic Adventure magazine in September 2006
  • No. 8 Best Place to Live by Money magazine in July 2006
  • "Sitting at the junction of the arid plateau of the high desert and the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the capital of Idaho offers all the outdoor advantages of more ballyhooed Western towns but with less, well, ballyhoo." – The New York Times in July 2006
  • Top 10 Places for Outdoor Activities by Sperling's Best Places in October 2005
  • "The secret to living large affordably – do it in a small city like Boise…Despite its diminutive size, I conclude, this city has star quality." – National Geographic Traveler magazine in March 2006
  • No. 4 Best Walking City in the U.S. by Prevention magazine in April 2006
  • "A rejuvenated downtown and a budding arts community mean that after a day of rafting…you don’t have to turn in once the sun fades." - The New York Times in July 2006
  • No. 1 by Forbes magazine in its 2005 Best Places for Business and Careers
  • No. 2 by Inc. magazine in its 2005 Best Places rankings for job growth
  • No. 1 by Bike magazine for best places to live and bike in 2003



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