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Study Abroad Opportunities in Study Abroad Italy & France

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ENGR 3000 Global Leadership for Engineers (Italy) & MAE 2300 Thermodynamics (France) or ECE 4310 Feedback Control Systems (France)

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Maximize your summer experience and earn 6 hours of MU engineering credit in Europe! You will be spending close to 6 weeks in Italy and France taking the following MU College of Engineering courses:

1) ENGR 3000 Global Leadership for Engineers

Learn what it takes to be a global engineer!  Experience Italy’s rich culture and history, while taking in the magnificent feats of engineering in Venice, Florence, Rome, and Sorrento! With the goal to train our engineers to be successful in the 21st century global competitive market, this course will provide students with a unique introduction to the importance of diversity and inclusivity as an engineer and a global leader. This seminar-based course will also introduce the culture and history of Italy though classrooms lectures and cultural excursions.

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2A) MAE 2300 Thermodynamics

Join MU Engineering professor Dr. Stephen Lombardo, for Thermodynamics this summer in Grenoble, France. In addition to the campus culture at the CEA Learning Center and surrounding area, there will be tours and activities available to fit around your class schedule. Classes and company projects will be held Monday-Thursday, with three-day weekends to allow more time to explore.

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2B) ECE 4310 Feedback Control Systems

Join MU Engineering professor Dr. Robert O’Connell, for Feedback Control Systems this summer in Grenoble, France. In addition to the campus culture at the CEA Learning Center and surrounding area, there will be tours and activities available to fit around your class schedule. Classes and company projects will be held Monday-Thursday, with three-day weekends to allow more time to explore.

Dates

The proposed travel dates are tentatively set for May 17 – June 27, 2020.

The deadline to register is Friday, February 7, no later than 5pm.

Program Highlights

  • Behind-the-scene tour of the Lamborghini factory and museum;
  • Guided visit to the Colosseum;
  • Touring the ancient city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.;
  • Learning how modern engineers are attempting to keep the city of Venice afloat;
  • and much more…

Technical classes will be held in beautiful Grenoble, France which is a center of research for chemical, electrical, and even nuclear engineering.  Students can tour ancient landmarks throughout the city or hike at the nearby regional and national parks while outside of class and absorb French culture during their time abroad.

The city is nestled in the French Alps with easy access for students to nearby Italy, Switzerland, or the French Riviera during free days or weekends.

Program also includes:

  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Site visits and excursions during free afternoons and evenings, such as cooking classes and hiking tours
  • Three-day weekends (Thursday evenings – Sunday)

and much more…

General Requirements

  • Global Leadership course prerequisites: None
  • Thermodynamics course prerequisites: grade of C- or better in PHYSCS 2750 (Physics I)
  • Feedback Control Systems course prerequisites: MATH 4100 (Differential Equations)
  • Open to all engineering departments, UM System and SEC students.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors

Program Details

Travel Date

The proposed travel dates are tentatively set for May 17 – June 27, 2020.

Locations

Italy:

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Sorrento

France:

  • Grenoble

Accommodations for the Global Leadership portion will be confirmed closer to the departure date.  Typically, students stay in 3-star hotels, lodges, or bed-and-breakfasts and will share triple or quad rooms.

Breakfast will be included daily, as well as most arranged lunches and dinners.

Accommodations during the technical portion will be confirmed closer to the departure date.  Typically, students stay in nearby apartments which have fully stocked kitchens and laundry facilities.  Most apartments are a 5-10-minute walk to the student learning center.

Meals are not included in the program other than the welcome and farewell dinners.

While Italian and French are the main languages used in Italy and France, most students are able to communicate easily with English in most restaurants and shops.  It is useful to learn some of the basic lingo in both languages before your journey, but you will not need to be fluent!

Pre-departure requirements

  • Global Leadership course prerequisites: None
  • Thermodynamics course prerequisites: grade of C- or better in PHYSCS 2750 (Physics I)
  • Feedback Control Systems course prerequisites: MATH 4100 (Differential Equations)

Prior to the official program dates, there will be six weeks of mandatory pre-departure classes held in Lafferre Hall.  These classes will start the foundation of building your cross-cultural competencies, leadership skills, and professional development, as well as introduce you to the culture and history of Italy and France.

A group flight for the program will be arranged for all students, faculty, and staff participating on the program.  Typically, these group flights are arranged out of St. Louis Lambert Airport; however, if you need to adjust your flight out of a different location or change the dates, please complete this form and any flight accommodations will be adjusted before February 11, 2020*.

*If you are planning to participate in the 6-week course option or are planning to travel post-program, you will need to complete the travel adjustment form so your group flight will accommodate your varied needs.  If you have questions about how to complete this form, please stop by your Study Abroad Office in W1037 Lafferre Hall.

If you find out that you must withdraw from the program, it is your responsibility to notify the College of Engineering Study Abroad Office.  Penalties for withdrawal are determined based on the date that you have notified the office of your updated status.

Before you leave for any study abroad program, you must have a passport.  Passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end dates of your time abroad.  If you already have a passport, make sure that the dates will align with your program period to ensure that you do not need to renew before leaving the United States.  If you have not already applied for your passport, you will need to do so immediately.

No special visas are required to travel to/from Peru at this time for U.S. citizens.

See our itemized budget sheet for the 6-credit Program in Europe.  Please review this information when registering for the study abroad program.  The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates, projected program enrollment, and the information provided to us by local hosts or program coordinators.

You may spend more or less than the figures provided, depending on your personal spending habits.

Please note that these expenses do not include travel or sightseeing activities outside of the program itinerary.

Cost Breakdown

Included Expenses

  • Round trip airfare to/from Europe
  • All in-country transfers and local transportation
  • Accommodations for all nights
  • Meal plans
  • All program activities, company visits, and site admission fees

Expenses not Included

  • Airport transfers to/from your USA departure airport
  • Personal expenses not associated with official program activities, such as souvenirs, clothing, etc.
  • Passports, passport renewals, or passport applications fees
  • Cell phone services and international data plans

Schedule of Payments

Charges for your study abroad program are arranged by the College of Engineering Study Abroad office, and all tuition and fees will be charged to your account in the same way that all other courses are charged through MyZou.

Bills are typically generated on or around the 15th of each month and are due the 10th of the following month (or the next Monday if it falls on a weekend). Students have two options for making payments, the first is to pay the balance in full, which will avoid any finance charges, while the second option is to make minimum payments until the full amount is paid.

Application Process

Application Checklist – Steps You Complete

  1. Complete your College of Engineering Study Abroad application form.
  2. Receive your acceptance letter and financial planning spreadsheet from the Study Abroad office.
  3. Apply for any applicable scholarships or financial aid.
  4. Apply for your passport (and visas, if necessary).
  5. Complete all post-decision documentation on your MyStudyAbroad.
  6. Pay attention to your e-mail in case additional details are requested to arrange your travel.

Steps Completed by the Study Abroad Office

  • Providing your official acceptance letter and financial planning spreadsheet.
  • Creating your initial MyStudyAbroad account.
  • Registering you for courses through MyZou.
  • Registering you for the mandatory health insurance coverage.
  • Facilitating or arranging group flights to/from program locations.

Finances

See our itemized budget sheet for the 6-credit Program in Europe.  Please review this information when registering for the study abroad program.  The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates, projected program enrollment, and the information provided to us by local hosts or program coordinators.

You may spend more or less than the figures provided, depending on your personal spending habits.

Please note that these expenses do not include travel or sightseeing activities outside of the program itinerary.

Cost Breakdown

Included Expenses

  • Round trip airfare to/from Europe
  • All in-country transfers and local transportation
  • Accommodations for all nights
  • Meal plans
  • All program activities, company visits, and site admission fees

Expenses not Included

  • Airport transfers to/from your USA departure airport
  • Personal expenses not associated with official program activities, such as souvenirs, clothing, etc.
  • Passports, passport renewals, or passport applications fees
  • Cell phone services and international data plans

Schedule of Payments

Charges for your study abroad program are arranged by the College of Engineering Study Abroad office, and all tuition and fees will be charged to your account in the same way that all other courses are charged through MyZou.

Bills are typically generated on or around the 15th of each month and are due the 10th of the following month (or the next Monday if it falls on a weekend). Students have two options for making payments, the first is to pay the balance in full, which will avoid any finance charges, while the second option is to make minimum payments until the full amount is paid.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Our College of Engineering is committed to your training and development as a global leader in engineering and offers a variety of scholarships to assist students with study abroad costs.  Submit your application now or stop by the Student Success Office in Lafferre Hall W1025 for more information.  Find our available scholarships and more information about financial aid for study abroad programs.

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