In Rhode Island, an Unusual Marriage of Engineering and Languages Lures Students

Qilai Shen for the Chronicle

Jimmy Li, a student in the U. of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program, is putting his mechanical engineering and Mandarin skills to use interning at an auto-parts maker near Shanghai.
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The University of Rhode Island colleagues each had a problem.

Hermann Viets, then dean of engineering, felt strongly that his students needed international experience to be competitive in a globalizing job market—and, like many engineering majors...

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