Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office


Edgar Hoover

My name is Edgar Hoover and I studied abroad at the Technical University of Berlin in the Spring of 2016. As a mechanical engineering student with aspirations of driving technological innovation in the automotive industry, studying abroad in Germany provided invaluable insight into other teaching methods and approaches to engineering than I was previously accustomed to. The experiences that I made both inside and outside of the classroom opened my eyes to many international perspectives on engineering and gave me a solid foundation for continuing my studies or working in Germany. If I had not studied abroad, I would have missed out on public viewings of German Euro Cup soccer matches at the Brandenburg Gate along with thousands of other soccer fans, which is an experience that cannot be matched even to the slightest degree by any sporting event in Charlottesville.