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  • Locations: Turin, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/16/2018 07/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
College/School: Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Department/School: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Type: Auburn University Exchange Program AU Faculty Director(s): Bob Karcher, karchcr@auburn.edu, Peter Jones, jonesp1@auburn.edu, Stu Wentworth, wentwsm@auburn.edu
Student Level: JR-Junior GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:

Exchange Program at
Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Auburn University College of Engineering has established an exchange program with Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) in Turin (Torino), Italy for students majoring in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The program is designed for students to take courses during the spring semester of their junior year at PoliTo. All courses will be taught in English, and no prior knowledge of Italian language is required.

PoliTo was created in the middle of the nineteenth century with the goal of producing engineers and architects in order to promote industrial and business progress of Italy, and this goal has not changed. Today, PoliTo boasts around 120 academic programs and about 26,000 students enrolled per year with an emphasis on research and teaching in architecture and engineering. Students have access to world class research facilities both at the University and with nearby global automotive partners. Auburn students who are taking courses in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering are eligible to take courses during the spring semester at PoliTo that will fulfill requirements towards their degree.

PoliTo International Student Information
Polito

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must be in good standing at Auburn University
  • Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA
  • Students must be Mechanical or Electrical Engineering majors
  • Students will participate in this program during their Junior Spring Semester

IMPORTANT DATES

Spring 2018

  • 15 October 2017: Application deadline
  • Late February 2018: Arrival date in Turin for Orientation
  • 5 March 2018: Program start date – classes begins
  • 31 July 2018: Program end date – students may depart at any time after this date
View the full Academic Calendar for Exchange Students.

COURSES

Torino view The exchange program will take place in the spring semester, and is intended for students in their junior year. Students majoring in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering can take the following courses at PoliTo and receive Auburn University credit (Note: All courses will be instructed in English. No prior knowledge of Italian language is needed): EN.PoliTo.Courses.pdf

PROGRAM COSTS

Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student (based on their residency status) for 12 hours for semester programs. Students will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) or equivalent Auburn courses while abroad. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.

Download a copy of the Budget.PoliTo.pdf


ACCOMMODATIONS

Students will be housed in single bedroom living spaces that include 24-hour internet access and free laundry services on several floors. Approximately two-thirds of the residence halls have en suite private bathrooms, and also feature communal kitchen areas. Bedding is provided, and the location of the residence hall is next to the sporting complex. Students can either walk or take the bus to classes.

Torino Residence HallRoom TorinoView from room Torino

LOCATION

Turin, Italy
Turin, or Torino, is located in northwest Italy at the base of the Italian Alps. It is a city of about 870,000 residents, though around the university the feeling is much smaller and communal. Torino has a reputation for being a clean city, and it hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006! The public transportation system and general layout of the city make it an easy place to visit and explore. The average temperature in the spring semester ranges from highs in the upper 40s in February to lower 80s in June. Local attractions include Museo Egizio, Royal Palace of Turin, Mole Antonelliana, and the Shroud of Turin among others.

EXCURSIONS

Available excursions vary for every semester. By meeting Italian, international students, and other students from the SEC, Auburn students can plan their own excursions in Italy and around Europe.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATIONS:

  • All students participating on this program will work with the Auburn Abroad Office in order to obtain a student visa for Italy
  • Non-US Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Italy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact the faculty directors for this program:

  • Dr. Peter Jones - Mechanical Engineering - jonesp1@auburn.edu
  • Dr. Stuart Wentworth - Electrical Engineering - wentwsm@auburn.edu
  • Dr. Bob Karcher - Assistant Dean - karchcr@auburn.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.