The Global Engineering Residential Academic Program (RAP)

RAPs are elective programs in which students live together in a residence hall, share common academic interests, participate in specially tailored, small first-year classes, have unique access to faculty, and engage in co-curricular and social activities.

A student smiling sitting behind a 3-D printer

A RAP student created a 3-D printed design for the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit 

In the Global Engineering RAP you will: 

  • Students holding up paintings they did of the mountainsLive on the same floor of Williams Village North in a community of peers with whom you can explore, discuss and apply the concepts of Global Engineering.
  • Learn about the growing field of Global Engineering & Resilience as a career path and as an area of personal development.
  • Have direct interaction with faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students who are engaging in Global Engineering & Resilience research, policy and practice, including small-group mentorship by a current graduate student. 
  • Have priority enrollment in Global Engineering sections of the First-Year Engineering Projects Course and the Fall First-Year Course, and unlock a fast track to the Global Engineering Minor.
  • Build connections with international experts outside of CU Boulder, drawing on the experience of alumni, international research partners and organizations based in the greater Denver area. 

Make friends - Have fun - Enrich your life - Be a Global Buff!

Students acting like they are raptors posing for a picture

The 2022 Graduating "RAPtor" Cohort