MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee engineering students had a chance to study in Taiwan and gain work experience at the Foxconn Technology Science Center.
This was made possible through a new co-op program that started last fall between Foxconn and UW-Milwaukee. The partnership sends students to Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.
The co-op program at UW-Milwaukee could eventually be replicated at other universities in Wisconsin and the Midwest, according to Foxconn.
While interning overseas, students received credit towards their degree and were paid for their time.
Students Liam Brodie and Jacob Brewer agreed that it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Brewer says his biggest takeaway was, "not to be afraid to get out of my comfort zone, to get out and talk with people. That was a little intimidating at first, especially given that I knew none of the language going in."
Right now, UW-Milwaukee is working on sending its next round of interns to Foxconn in Taiwan. They are expected to leave in February.