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  • Locations: Urbino, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Architecture, Design and Construction
Department: Building Science Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Anoop Sattenini,, Keith Rahn,
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:

AU CADC - Building Science in Italy


The Building Science in Urbino, Italy program will expose students to construction practices in Italy in particular and Europe in general. The program will be an in-residence program in Urbino, Italy. Students will learn from site visits to construction job-sites, curtain wall manufacturers, crane manufacturers, historical buildings and visits to architecture, engineering and construction firms. Students will also visit historical monuments and view great works of art such as Michaelangelo's David.

This is a collaborative program with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Auburn Building Science students will take classes and do a special thesis with civil engineering, architecture and construction students from UTSA. Classes will be taught by faculty from both schools and subject matter experts from the local community.

Participants should be able to navigate bus and train transportation, extensive walking, and stairs. Students must be able to walk 5 miles per day for field trips and other site visits.


Seniors and Graduate Students in Building Science. A 2.25 minimum institutional GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 minimum institutional GPA for graduate students is required.


Fall 2019:
  • 15 April 2019: Deadline to complete online application
  • 28 August 2019: Program start date on-site
  • 1 December 2019: Program end date


BSCI 4990 - Building Science Thesis – 4 credits
BSCI 5830/6830 - Global Construction Management - 3 credits
BSCI 4850 - Construction Law and Risk Management - 3 credits
BSCI 5960/6960 - Special Problems in Construction - 3 credits
BSCI 7980 - Capstone Project - 3 credits


Estimated program fees are $12,000, and the Auburn Abroad fee is estimated at $700. This includes tuition, lodging, meals, books, Auburn Abroad international emergency travel insurance, in-country transportation, and class excursions. Airfare is estimated at $1,500. Students should plan to have money for personal discretionary spending for the semester as well. For more information about costs, please contact Dr. Sattineni.

Payment Schedule:
  • 15 Feb 2019: First payment installment of $4,500 billed to eBill.
  • 15 April 2019: Second payment installment of $4,500 billed to eBill.
  • 15 June 2019: Second payment installment of $3,000 billed to eBill.
*Withdrawal is possible until the first payment. After the first payment, withdrawal is possible, however, non-recoverable expenses incurred are subject to forfeiture.


Students have pre-arranged, pre-paid housing in the University of Urbino dormitories. Student housing is in a dormitory style building with shared bathrooms and kitchen and laundry facilities. Students will be separated in each floor by gender. Students will take classes in a separate building that is located 15 minutes away by walk. Students must be able to walk 5 miles per day for field trips and other site visits. Housing for overnight site visits, transportation for all site visits, and local transportation is also included.


Urbino, Italy


  • 3-day trips to: Toscana, Roma, and Venito
  • 1-day trips to Pesaro, Fano, Bologna, Ravenna, Assissi, San Leo, and Perugia.
  • *All trips are required.


If you do not have a passport: Please check 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.


  • U.S. Citizens do need a visa since the program is longer than 90 days.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.


This program is currently not accepting applications.