Building Science in Eastern Europe
This study and tour program includes European architecture and construction tours. Students will visit London, Ypress, Prague, Krakow, Split, Dbrovnik, Vienna, Munich. Two Elective classes offered with the program will focus on comparing and contrasting construction activities and architecture in Europe and the US. Visits will be made not only to historic places but also to active construction sites.
Participants should be able to navigate bus, taxi, metro, and train transportation, extensive walking, cobblestone streets, uneven walkways, and stairs.
- Undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.50 who are enrolled in BSCI professional program
- Graduate BSCI students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Applicants must be highly motivated to learn all they can from the travel experiences.
- Applicants should also demonstrate:
- Academic success - students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Physical and mental stamina to travel long distances – extensive walking, climb stairs, walk on temporary structures at construction sites, and go on moderate hikes
- Maturity – applicants should demonstrate openness and respect for fellow travelers and a desire to experience other cultures.
- Study abroad prep course: Spring 2020
- Travel begins: May 16, 2020
- Travel ends: June 26, 2020
All courses will be taught by the Auburn University faculty.
1. BSCI 5830/6830: Global Construction Management (3 credits) - undergraduate and graduate students
2. BSCI 5840/6840: Multicultural Issues in Construction (3 credits) - undergraduate and graduate students
3. BSCI 4990: Building Science Thesis (4 credits) - undergraduate students only
4. BSCI 7980: Graduate Capstone (3 credits) - graduate students only
Please contact the faculty director for pricing information.
Students can withdraw from the program until December 31, 2019. Students will be liable for any expenses already incurred, such as flight charges.
- Bill date #1 - 9 Jan 2020
- Payment due date #1 - 7 Feb 2020
- Bill date #2 - 13 Feb 2020
- Payment due date #2 - 6 Mar 2020
- Bill date #3 - 12 Mar 2020
- Payment due date #3 - 10 Apr 2020
Suitable housing, either in 2-3 star hotels or university residence halls, will be provided for most nights.
Tentative locations include:
- Budapest, Hungary
- London, UK
- Ypress, Belgium
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Krakow, Poland
- Split, Croatia
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Vienna, Austria
- Munich, Germany
Contact faculty director for information regarding excursions.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://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. Please make sure your passports are ready and available in early January for obtaining a Chinese visa.
- No visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter the Schengen Area in Europe. If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you need to make prior arrangements to get a valid Schengen visa.
- No visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter the UK. If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you need to make prior arrangements to get a valid Schengen visa.
- No visa is requried for U.S. citizens to enter Croatia. If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you need to make prior arrangements to get a valid visa for Croatia.
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