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The Engineering Summer Study Abroad Program is a cooperative initiative between the Colleges of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan and Texas A&M University.† The program was initiated in 1998 with the objective to provide students with several benefits:
The program is six weeks in duration and is based out of Sceaux, France.† While in Sceaux, students reside in an 18th-century chateau that is approximately 30 minutes south of Paris.
|Paris, home of the Eiffel Tower, is the site of much of the Engineering studentsí summer tour.|
As part of the program itinerary, students are required to register for two courses that contribute to their U of S degree plan.† Students spend approximately half the program in formal classroom instruction and the other half on field trips throughout France.† Field trips are selected so as to be complementary to the classroom instruction and provide students with direct exposure to landmark engineering sites, as well as an opportunity to experience international cultures.† Field tours include:
Program pre-trips are also offered to students who wish to augment their formal study abroad experience in France with a 10-day tour of engineering landmarks in Italy, Great Britain, or Germany/Switzerland.† The pre-trip does not include formal classroom course work, but students receive instruction about the engineering behind ancient structures and the engineering techniques that have been used dating back to antiquity.
Overall, students who have participated in the Engineering Summer Study Abroad Program have stated it is one of the best things they did during their engineering education and has changed their professional and personal development.† As well, students have commented that the study abroad experiences contributed significantly to their global vision and more thorough understanding of the role the engineering profession has had on our society and technological development throughout history.
For more information, please contact Dr. Curtis Berthelot of the Department of Civil Engineering, or the U of S International Office.