“The ISAE4W was my first experience abroad. I learned a lot about other cultures and about my major as well. It was fun and educational at the same time. I am so glad that I was part of this amazing program.“
“The ISAE4W was an exceptional leadership opportunity where I was able to hone my engineering skills in an innovative and positive environment. The courses were diverse and examined engineering and technology from many different viewpoints. However, what truly made this experience so special, was the friends that I made and the women that I worked with I made while attending the academy. The program hosts young women from all around the world; it was amazing to be introduced to an array of different cultures and backgrounds while having a thoughtful teamwork experience. I highly commend the ISAE4W for the opportunities offered to women in STEM, it is a tremendous organization.“
"Friendship across nations. Networking. Knowledge. An insight into all the things you can change as a woman engineer. ISAE4W was a delightful experience, all the lectures they gave us, the people that is involved in this programme and the places you get to visit here is something that will be in my mind forever."
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Coming from a biomedical background I learnt a lot about the field of engineering that I did not know before. It really broadened my knowledge and changed the way I think about a variety of topics. I met girls from all over the world, learning about loads of different types of cultures. It is an experience I will never forget. We visited so many different places here that I would love to return to again one day.“
“ISAE4W was amazing!!! I really appreciate being chosen to be a part of this program. Not only it made me grow as an engineer but also as a person, because it allowed me to spend time with people from all over the world. All classes were very interesting, but my favorites were Innovation Management in Global Companies and Thinking Machines, because they were specifically about what I want to do professionally. I was pleased that we had classes in common, regardless of which course we would have chosen, because lectures about Synthetic Biology and Sustainability were amazing. Thanks for this great experience. Auf Wiedersehen.“
“This experience allows me to see and understand the things with other perspective, because in engineering we are used to only see and focus in logical and mathematical solutions, and this is not always the best way to do things. And sharing our knowledge with others will only improve the global connections and international relationships.”
“Taking part of the ISAE4W was truly an amazing experience. Along side learning different aspects of engineering and science you get to make some life long friends from all corners of the world. The academy allows you to grow as a person by seeing different opinions and point of views which will help you with working in your profession. With a balance of lectures, activities and free time you get to experience the countries culture and learn new skills.“
“The ISAE4W was an unbelievable experience for someone who has never had the opportunity to travel and learn. I have met so many unique and talented women from across 13 nations, I got to understand their lifestyles and the challenges they had faced being a women in engineering. Personally I enjoyed the sustainability topics as well as the trips taken with the girls to explore. Thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of this amazing experience!“
“ISAE4W was an incredible opportunity for me to create relationships with women from countries all over the world. It opened my mind to different perspectives and has allowed me to grow tremendously. We got to see high-tech laboratories with incredible equipment and were given chances for hands-on experimentation. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in seeing how our different disciplines can work together and make an impact on this world.“
“What an honor to have been accepted to the International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women! The selection and range of topics and tutors was quite impressive and the lectures were as interesting as one could have imagined them to be. An intensive, but great combination of courses, projects and leisure activities. I had a lot of fun with the group during this most memorable experience!“
“The ISAE4W program is a very good program for girls who are in engineering because it makes me not only gain more experiences and knowledge by doing a lab, visiting the company, learning the lecture and cooperate with many people but also allow me to know other people from different countries and different culture. I really enjoyed our time and I think two weeks is so fast. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of this program. I’m very glad to know everyone here :)“
"The ISAE4W is a opportunity to learn about many different aspects of engineering and get to know the most innovative devices and research topics. Most lectures are really interactive which give the chance to know how things are done in other countries and cultures. I enjoyed being immersed in the Austrian culture while being part of a really diverse group of people."
"Attending this trip has definitely been a very exciting experience for me. I've made many new friends from around the world whom I'd never have been able to meet otherwise. Also, I've been able to explore so many different places while I've been here that I've actually almost lost count, haha. I will definitely cherish all of the memories I've made here, and I have enjoyed my time learning with all of the wonderful professors at this academy. Thank you for this great opportunity!"
“The first time I came into this course, I had no idea about how it will be. I did not know anybody but my only 1 friend from my country. Then we started getting to know one another more and more everyday. All the lectures and classes provided were very interesting. I had a chance to study things that I have never heard about before. I love how all the staffs, friends and people here are super pleasant. I would really love to come back here again in the future if I have that chance. I will never forgot all of the times I spent here. Thank you for selecting me. ❤“
“Taking part in this years ISAE4W was an experience I will never forget. The lectures were interesting regardless of the topics that they were presented on. The lab activities were definitely my favorite part of the Academy because I love learning and working on things with my hands. I also loved getting to know so many girls from so many different countries. I have made some lifelong friends through this Academy and for that I will be forever grateful. I also really enjoyed the free time that we got on the weekends because it allowed me to spend time with some of the girls while also seeing some amazing places. I would highly encourage anyone who is thinking about applying to this Academy to do it because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.“
"Even though I only joined parts of the academy I got acquainted to beautiful people from different parts of the world. Every experience changes a person, but this intercultural one was indeed life-changing. I learned a lot of new and interesting things which help me broaden my horizon and reach higher levels. All of these things I am taking back home, but the things I am definitely taking with me are the new friendships made in Austria."
“The international summer academy for women in engineering has been a great opportunity to travel and meet people from all over the world. It is amazing to sit in a classroom with so many like minded aspiring engineers.“
"Friendship across nations. Networking. Knowledge. An insight into all the things you can change as a woman engineer. ISAE4W was a delightful experience, all the lectures they gave us, the people that is involved in this programme and the places you get to visit here is something that will be in my mind forever.“
“Study abroad is one of my truly dream from childhood. I’m really glad to be part of ISAE4W. I was interested to have gained knowledge from Engineering and the other fields, especially the electrical laboratory. Finally, Cheers to a beautiful city, beautiful life, and the most beautiful friendship who I’ve met here. It was a great experience :)“
“The lectures we took were very interesting and the ones I really liked the most, of course, are the ones related to my major. But it was amazing to have some different courses such as DNA, Market and R&D, which help us to extend our knowledge in different major not only in the major we are studying on. We were girls from different countries, which means different background, different culture, and different point of view. So sharing this difference together help us - and in particularly me – to have an idea about the habits and culture of different countries that is the first time I asked about it and learn some words from different languages. The summer academy was my best experience ever! I will never forget the memories I made it from this academy and of course from Austria. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to participate to it, I really appreciate that.”
“The past two weeks have been an experience of a lifetime. I have been exposed to subject matters I normally wouldn't at home, these subjects are things I hope to apply to my studies back in Ireland. I have also met 30 girls from all across the world, from all sorts of backgrounds. These girls are the future of engineering and technology and I can't wait to see where their and my future takes us. The scenery has been out of this world. Traunkirchen am Traunsee was absolutely beautiful and something I will remember forever.“
“I attended this program so that I could broaden my knowledge as I pursue the field of engineering for my future endeavors. Overall it was a unique experience and an unforgettable one that is. The world needs to be dominated by female engineers! I will miss you girls! Take care and safe travels. We shall plan a reunion :)"
“Attending the ISAE4W was more than I could have expected. It has allowed me to develop my skills and meet engineers from all over the world. Also, it gave me new visions and inspiration to pursue a career in electrical engineering.”
“For the past 2 years, my plan has been to grasp every chance of gaining experience and expand my engineering skills to beyond what is limited by theory. When applying to the ISAE4W, I had in mind to explore engineering in a foreign country, widen my knowledge in engineering, and meet with women engineers from all over the world. This experience has met my expectations and much more. I will be leaving today with not just a deeper knowledge in engineering concepts. I will be leaving with a new view to engineering, a different way of thinking, a more mature mind and daring personality, enhanced communication skills, and last but not least, international friends. ISAE4W, you have offered me essential skills that people often overlook. And for that, I am grateful.”
“I chose to come to ISAE4W because I wanted to challenge myself academically as well as broadening my social knowledge outside what I knew solely based on my home country. I also hoped that it would give me more direction in deciding whether to pursue medicine or engineering. My favorite part of the program was being able to see the advances of modern medical technology through the eyes of other countries as well as getting feedback on that technology based upon every field of engineering represented through our ISAE4W group. Most importantly, I'm excited to have gained worldwide connections and friendships as well as an excuse to visit twelve other countries.”
“It was one of the most incredibly experiences that I have ever had in my life. The course was excellent, study material, lectures and activities were very well organized. But I have to say that the best part of this adventure has been people that took part in it. Thank you very much for this opportunity!”
“My experience in ISAEW4 was incredible, because my expectative was entirely surpassed. In the beginning I wanted to take part in this academy for the experience and for to learn more. But addition of that, I could meet nice people, and We could share our experiences and different mores. I could learn a lot and I’m leaving with wonderful memories. Thank you for the opportunity and hope to see you again.”
“As a first time traveller abroad and a woman who has constantly grown up joining male dominated classes, sport & extracurricular activities, it has been a very empowering two weeks. Being able to learn about women's success in the science and engineering fields has been motivation to feel moving forward and set an example for the future generation of girls wanting to join this field. Meeting the amazing group of girls was also the icing on the cake of the best two weeks of my summer.“