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Special Opportunities

Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI)

The Embry-Riddle Language Institute is an intensive English program providing English language instruction and cultural orientation to non-native speakers of English.  If you desire to become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the English language, this intensive English program is for you.  Students can be graded conditional acceptance pending completion of our program and/or a passing TOEFL or IELTS score, assuming they meet all other University admission requirements.  Other benefits of our program include field trips and social events through the International Student Programming Council and full access to all Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University facilities. Concurrent enrollment in ERLI and the University is also available for eligible students. Embry-Riddle Language Institute students have full access to all Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University facilities.  

For more information, please contact:

Embry-Riddle Language Institute
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Phone:  (386) 226-7614
Email:  erli@erau.edu
Website:  http://db.erau.edu/erli

Office of Global Engagement Programs 

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) is proud to offer all our students unique and award winning academic programs, as well as, research and volunteer programs abroad.  OGE recognizes the unquestionable benefits of international exposure in today’s increasing globalization. Embry-Riddle offers its students a wealth of opportunities to study abroad in over 50 destinations spanning five continents. Whether it’s as short as a week or a one-month summer adventure or a semester/year-long program, these programs provide students with experiences that will greatly enhance not only their academic and professional lives but also their personal lives.

Students in good academic standing from ALL degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, from any of our campuses have the opportunity to take courses through our partner schools that will be directly applicable to and count toward their degree programs at Embry-Riddle. These exchanges may be semester or year-long and most exchange programs are available in English. Additionally, there are programs taught in the language of the host country. Qualified exchange program participants may also have the opportunity to be placed in internships with companies or research labs abroad

Our innovative and, in many cases, one-of-a-kind summer programs are taught in English by ERAU professors and host professors throughout the world. Our summer programs are designed to enhance student learning in unique and dynamic ways through academics and opportunities to visit businesses and organizations only open to our students because of ERAU collaborations and partnerships. For the summer, Embry-Riddle offers a variety of two to six week summer programs at half-price tuition. This reduced tuition serves as an additional incentive for students to explore other countries, cultures, languages, foods, and experiences while advancing their education and enhancing future career competitiveness. Living expenses in many of our destinations can be substantially lower than in the United States, allowing students to save even more. Spring brings even more opportunities to globalize. The Office of Global Engagement, in collaboration with various colleges and offices on campus, also offers Volunteer Abroad Programs, Spring Abroad (which is tied to a formal course) and IGNITE Abroad Research Programs. These are all held over Spring Break and a few offices offer scholarships to students who are eligible and able to go.

Our newest initiative, Domestic Away, offers specific opportunities to students through college departments who have identified a domestic program, organization or location that will provide long term benefits for their students. The Domestic Away programs will focus on a specific aspect to help enhance student learning by taking them to a learning location stateside.

For information on financial aid for our global programs, please contact the Financial Aid office.

CHANGE YOUR CULTURE, be an ERAU Eagle Abroad! Take the road less traveled and let your journey begin!

Strategic Languages: Russian and Arabic

Students on the Daytona Beach campus can enroll in up to four semesters of two strategic languages, Russian and Arabic. As a result of a consortium partnership with Stetson University, Stetson faculty deliver Russian language classes to ERAU and Stetson students. Stetson students receive face-to-face instruction, and ERAU students simultaneously participate via a telepresence classroom on the DB campus. To enhance the learning environment, a native Russian speaker serves as a teaching assistant in the telepresence classroom, and the Stetson instructor travels to the ERAU campus once a week to conduct a face-to-face laboratory tutorials. An ERAU faculty member delivers Arabic language classes using the same strategies, except in reverse. ERAU students receive face-to face instruction, and Stetson students simultaneously participate via a telepresence classroom on the Stetson campus. The same enhancements of a native Arabic speaker and weekly laboratory hours are in place at Stetson. ERAU student can elect a minor in Arabic Studies, comprising a minimum of three language classes and two upper-level courses in Arabic culture and/or history.

ERAU students who are interested in enrolling in strategic languages can gather more information about the courses by contacting:

Humanities and Communication Department
Dr. Donna Barbie or Dr. Emad Hamdeh
(386) 226-6668

Cooperative Education/Internship

The Cooperative Education/Internship Program offers qualified undergraduate students an opportunity to gain valuable practical work experience, explore career options, develop contacts in the industry, and earn college credit. Requirements and benefits vary by degree program and by employer. Students should discuss their co-op/internship plans with their academic advisor, Career Services program manager, and, when applicable, the co-op/internship faculty advisor in their degree program. One upper-level open elective credit hour is awarded for every 100 clock hours of work completed, up to a maximum of six credit hours in one semester. Additional information, including eligibility requirements and current openings, is available from Career Services and on the Career Services Website, DB Career Services Team Site in ERNIE, and in EagleHire. Students who register for an official University co-op/internship to earn academic credit will be charged tuition for one credit hour.

Those students planning to participate in the Cooperative Education/Internship Program during the summer have the opportunity to apply for some financial help through the Co-op Assistance Award Program. Information will be emailed to students during the spring semester regarding deadlines, eligibility and application requirements.

Guidelines for co-op/internship:

  • Complete a mandatory advising session with a Career Services Program Manager and sign a Student Agreement.
  • Complete 30 credit hours prior to applying and enrolling. Transfer students a total of 30 credits, including 12 credit hours at ERAU.
  • Earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 for all ERAU course work, be degree-seeking, and be in good academic standing.
  • Enrollment in ERAU courses within the past year.
  • 12 co-op/intern credit hours may be applied toward the degree program.  Department Chair approval needed to apply co-op/internship hours toward specified or technical elective degree requirements.
  • On-campus experiences, virtual positions, research activity and special projects are not considered for co-op/intern credits.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

This program is named in honor of the African-American mission specialist, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, who died in the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, and is funded by a U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant. This prestigious program offers academic enrichment opportunities and other support services to eligible underrepresented and low income/first generation undergraduate students who are interested in exploring graduate degree opportunities, which may lead to a Ph.D. Among its many attributes, the program provides mentoring, academic and career counseling, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation, a research methodology and statistics workshop, funded research opportunities, and cultural/social activities. Acceptance into the program is selective and is based on a special application process. Eligible transfer students are also welcome to apply. For more information, contact:

McNair Scholars Program
(386) 226-6149
dbmcnair@erau.edu

Aviation Maintenance Science

Airframe and Powerplant Technician

Certification

The maintenance technical track courses, which are part of the Baccalaureate and Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS) degree programs, as well as a minor course of study, provides the student the necessary training to successfully attain the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic’s certification.  This technical track consist of a carefully selected blend of theory and practical applications that can be completed in 16 months and is only offered at the Daytona Beach Campus.

Students perform airframe repairs and the overhaul of engines and their accessories, including those used in Embry-Riddle’s pilot training fleet.  The facilities, equipment, curriculum, and instructional faculty are fully credentialed and approved under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 147. Embry-Riddle holds an Air Agency Certificate No. NX4T404M and an FAA Repair Station Certificate No. NX42404M.

Avionics Line Maintenance

Specialization

The Avionics Line Maintenance minor provides the student the necessary training to successfully obtain the Federal Communication Commission’s General Radiotelephone Operator’s License as well as advanced avionics training using current industry standards and procedures.  Students learn basic wiring and electronic concepts, system installations, and advanced avionics line maintenance troubleshooting techniques.  This minor course of study is available to students in a Baccalaureate degree that have met the pre-requisite requirements.  The pre-requisite requirements are met by completing the AMS Airframe technical track or by possessing an A&P certificate.   

Sources of Information

For general academic and admissions information regarding the Aviation Maintenance Science programs:

Aviation Maintenance Science Dept.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 226-7617 - or - (877) 904-3746
(386) 226-6778 (fax)
http://erau.edu/ams