Summer Study Abroad Programs

London, England

Reading University

The construction industry is international. As part of this study abroad program, you visit international construction sites and firms, as well as various construction-related organizations and firms. Students develop a greater appreciation for international practices, culture, and technology.

Each week of this intensive, exciting program you will have two days of classes, two days of structured site visits in and around London, then an extended, three-day weekend that begins early each Thursday afternoon and ends when classes resume at noon on Monday, allowing you much time to explore Europe on your own.

Summer Study in Paris Students and ProfessorEach year, students take weekend trips to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, and elsewhere.

Courses

BC* 3 hrs Project Management and Benchmarking
BC* 3 hrs Sustainable Practices

Program Fee — $3500

Includes housing, most site visits and insurance. This fee does NOT include tuition**, airfare, meals, or local transportation. Also, it does NOT include extra travel and incidental expenses.

**add full summer 2016, in-state, tuition for 6 credit hours plus books and fees.

For more information, contact Thomas Keel, the program director.

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Brazil

Technology Integrated Service Learning for the Sustainable Built Environment

This service learning course aims at immersing students for five weeks in the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia in Brazil to study local construction methods and practices and compare and contrast with US methods from a sustainability perspective. Students will engage in a service project where they will integrate advanced information technology (Unmanned Aerial Systems and Building Information Modeling) to map portions of the school built with informal constructions methods and will perform several projects that will benefit the local community. In addition, cross-cultural experiences will be available through site visits to Rio de Janeiro for site visits to venues of the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.

Graduate and Undergraduate students welcome!

Course

BC4900 Sustainable Methods for Informal Construction 6 credits

Program Fee — $3500

Includes housing, most site visits and insurance. This fee does NOT include tuition**, airfare, meals, or local transportation. Also, it does NOT include extra travel and incidental expenses.

**add full summer 2016, in-state tuition for 6 credit hours plus books.

For more information, contact Professor Javier Irizarry.

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