Welcome to International Capstone Project Exchange, a network of universities and companies that collaborate to give students real-world international experience.
Using the telecommuting concept, teams of capstone students complete projects for industry partners in other countries. The exchange helps universities and companies from around the world connect.
How the Exchange Works
Universities can request to join the International Capstone Project Exchange at www.ndsu.edu/cs/icpe. Once the university is registered, the faculty facilitator can request to be paired with a university in another country that is working with students in the same or a complementary discipline. That university will find a company to sponsor a project for your students, and you will find a company to sponsor a project for their students. The exchanges, however, are not required to run at the same time. Project timelines are based on each university’s academic calendar. Your responsibility to your university partner is to help them connect with a company in your country. Once that occurs, your role in that exchange is complete. Likewise, once you are connected with a company in another country, your university partner will step away. You and the company will work together to shape the experience.
Some university partners choose to have teams from both universities work on the same project.
An international capstone exchange helps students round out their education by combining teamwork with application of skills in
an international business setting. It also gives them the opportunity to make make industry contacts and to develop skills that make them more marketable:
Benefits for companies include:
The exchange is open to any discipline, and any other areas where there may be interest are welcome. Current projects are in computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, biology, environmental management, biological engineering, international marketing, and international journalism.
Various Project Exchange Models