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Italy: ENGR 3000 Global Leadership for Engineers

Experience Italy’s rich history, culture, and art while taking in its magnificent feats of engineering in Florence, Pisa, Venice, Milan, Modena, and Rome.

Earn 3 Credit Hours of ENGR 3000 (Upper Level Humanities)

Experience Italy’s rich history and culture while learning about their latest engineering and science innovations in Florence, Rome, Venice, and Milan. With the goal to train our engineers to be successful in the 21st century global competitive market, this course provides students with introductory global competencies in leadership and management and the engineering profession through professional development sessions as well as corporate and cultural site visits in Italy.

Program Dates

Students depart the United States on Monday, May 14, 2018 and return on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

A 7-week pre-departure class will be held from April-May 2018. Exact dates and times will be provided after program registration.


Florence, Pisa, Venice, Milan, Modena and Rome

Program Activities

  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • Enjoy a tour through Baroque Rome: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
  • Learn and network through corporate visits such as 3M in Milan.
  • Enjoy guided excursions of the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in Rome.
  • Visit the globally-ranked Politecnico Institute of Milan’s Wind Tunnel and hang out with local Italian college students.
  • Visit the MOSE facility in Venice and see how engineers are working to keep the city from sinking.
  • Visits and engineering lectures at the Duomo, Accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Museo Galileo in Florence.


  • Hotels and shared student apartments


  • Open to all engineering departments, MU majors, UM System students and SEC students
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • No course prerequisites


Program Fee: $2,410*
* Includes housing, international health insurance, Engineering Study Abroad fees, International Center fees, cultural excursions, local transportation and some meals.

Additional Costs:

  • Tuition & Educational Fees (3 credits hours): $1,259*
    * Based on Missouri Resident tuition & fees
  • Roundtrip Airfare: $1,200
  • Personal Expenditure Estimates
    Additional Meals & Personal Allowance $400

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These budgets are an estimate valid at the time of printing and are subject to change. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided. The given amounts are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host program or institution.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid packages are typically granted in the form of low-interest student loans that cover all trip related expenses (tuition, fees, accommodations, activities and personal expenses)

To be considered for aid, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a study abroad trip
  • Complete your financial aid worksheet with your study abroad advisor
  • Take the sheet to Student Financial Aid in 11 Jesse Hall to meet with a financial aid advisor (no appointment necessary or an appointment can be made through MU Connect).

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule.


Applications can be submitted here.

First come, first serve basis until the course is full (limited to 30 students).

Registration deadline: February 15, 2018

Maximize your Italy summer experience and earn 3 additional credits in either MAE 2300 (Thermodynamics) or MAE 2600 (Dynamics). Find out more.

Course Instructors

Lindsey Wisnewski

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