The REACH program is an International Research Exchange Program (REACH). Princeton University partners with three German Ruhr universities: Ruhr University BochumUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, and TU Dortmund, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a Hong Kong government sponsored research center.

The mission of the REACH program is to offer students on both sides an eight-week, hands-on research internship in an international context. Participating students will be immersed in a new culture while working on a research project in their field of study. The program aims to broaden students’ perspectives and enable them to become globally minded researchers and technologists. At least twelve Princeton engineering students (excluding seniors) will be abroad to participate in this program and in exchange, Princeton will host international engineering students at Princeton during the summer. The Keller Center’s goal is to add more universities and countries to this exchange program in the coming summers.

To learn about the experiences of students who participated in the REACH program in past summers (both Princeton and Germany/Hong Kong), check out the Participants tab.