Category: Study Abroad

Study Abroad: GREEN Program

Looking for a career focused travel opportunity?

Supercharge your resume with The GREEN Program, an experiential education career-focused abroad organization. GREEN takes liked-minded students and young professionals from around the globe on short-term abroad programs to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries in Japan, Peru, and Iceland. Each program is jam-packed with bucket-list adventure excursions, hands-on academia & industry exposure, professional networking & leadership development, and cultural immersion for a career-enhancing study abroad experience unlike any other.

Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

 

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Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

Thursday, September 20th, 5 pm in Dow 875 

Are you interested in studying abroad, but also want to get a summer internship? How about 16 days of bicycling around the world famous cycling infrastructure in The Netherlands (Netherlands where 27% of ALL their daily trips are made by bicycle and it’s easy riding – it is flat terrain!) where we will study bicycle infrastructure, work with students at a Dutch university, meet professionals who plan and design, and so much more? The course runs (pre-summer) May 19 – June 3 – plenty of time for you to get back for an internship. The course is offered out of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (by a professor who is a MTU Civil Engineering aluma), yet is available to students at other campuses, such as Michigan Tech, as well.  This course can count toward professional electives for the MTU CEE students.

View the promotional video of the course to catch a glimpse of what you’ll get to experience.

Join us on a 16 day course cycling throughout The Netherlands while studying the world famous cycling infrastructure.
We will spend 16 days bicycling in large cities (Amsterdam, Zwolle, Utrecht, Houten, Rotterdam, Eindhoven) and small towns in The Netherlands. We will work with students and faculty at Windesheim University and professional designers and planners of the amazing Dutch cycling network. We travel within cities by bicycle and between cities using their sophisticated passenger rail system. This course will give you hands on experience using and understanding how a country creates safe cycling infrastructure. 27% of ALL trips in the Netherlands are made by bicycle! Take this course to experience that!
 
Explore The Netherlands in Europe while earning course credit!
*bonus – you can even extend your time in Europe by staying longer…come to the meeting to learn how! Grab your friends and backpack around Europe after the course is over – your airfare may even be cheaper!
Below is a flier that shows the course details. Note that the cost is listed at $3900 per person- this is the ‘high’ cost – as soon as there are at least 8 people signed up (the cap is 12 students), we can purchase our airline tickets and solidify the airfare, which will likely be lower than my budgeted amount.  This cost includes the 3 credit course, round trip airfare from Chicago, 5 day Eurail pass, bicycle rentals, all hotels and hostels, all breakfasts, and bus transfers. Funds not spent will be refunded to you.

 

 

For more information, please feel free to contact me,

Kristina Fields

Associate Professor

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

(608) 342-1533

fieldskr@uwplatt.edu

Study Abroad: Cumbria 2019!

Cumbria 2019!  Join us this summer in England!

Information Sessions:

* 20 Sept 2018, Fisher 130, 5.30-6.30 pm

*10 October, Fisher 130, 6-7pm

*6 November, Fisher 130, 5.30-6.30pm

9 credits – whatever your folks pay for MTU tuition, plus a program fee of $3,700.  A bargain at any rate – consider “cost of attendance” at c. $507/credit.  HASS Courses offered in History (SS), Literature (HU), and Music (VPA).
So come join us, Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 in Fisher 130!

Cumbria 2019

Event: Study Abroad Fair (Sept 19th)

The Michigan Tech Study Abroad Fair will be taking place next week — September 19th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on campus under the Career Fest Tents (between EERC and Chem Sci). 
The fair is an opportunity for you to meet program representatives from International Studies Abroad, University StudiesAbroad ConsortiumJapan Center for Michigan UniversitySemester at Sea, and Michigan Tech faculty led programs. In addition, you can meet with exchange students from Europe, mingle with study abroad alumni, and learn more about Michigan Tech modern languages. 

International Internship program

Have you ever considered traveling abroad, but don’t know how to fit it into your schedule? What if you could gain practical work experience AND and experience a new culture, too? Michigan Tech International Programs and Services is excited to announce Superior Internships Abroad (SIA). 
 
To learn more about the SIA program, visit the International Programs and Services webpage, and watch a short video discussing the program. If you have any questions, please contact studyabroad@mtu.edu.
 

Short Term 16 day Study Abroad Opportunity – UWP 3030 Cycling Infrastructure in The Netherlands

Hello Civil & Environmental Engineering Students –

Are you interested in studying abroad, but also want to get a summer internship? How about 16 days of bicycling around the world famous cycling infrastructure in The Netherlands (Netherlands where 27% of ALL their daily trips are made by bicycle and it’s easy riding – it is flat terrain!) where we will study bicycle infrastructure, work with students at a Dutch university, meet professionals who plan and design, and so much more? The course runs Sunday, May 20 – Monday, June 4 – plenty of time for you to get back for an internship. The course is offered out of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (by a professor who is a MTU Civil Engineering aluma), yet is available to students at other campuses, such as Michigan Tech, as well.

View the promotional video of the course to catch a glimpse of what you’ll get to experience.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4scrJFqfs&feature=youtu.be

Join us on a 16 day course cycling throughout The Netherlands while studying the world famous cycling infrastructure. Click here to start the application pro…
We will spend 16 days bicycling in large cities (Amsterdam, Zwolle, Utrecht, Houten, Rotterdam, Eindhoven) and small towns in The Netherlands. We will work with students and faculty at Windesheim University and professional designers and planners of the amazing Dutch cycling network. We travel within cities by bicycle and between cities using their sophisticated passenger rail system. This course will give you hands on experience using and understanding how a country creates safe cycling infrastructure. 27% of ALL trips in the Netherlands are made by bicycle! Take this course to experience that!
 
Explore The Netherlands in Europe while earning course credit! On the UW-Platteville campus This course counts for 3 credits of technical elective in civil and environmental engineering AND for 3 credits of international education general education credits. I am happy to help work with your department to see how this course can transfer back to Michigan Tech.
*bonus – you can even extend your time in Europe by staying longer…come to the meeting to learn how! Grab your friends and backpack around Europe after the course is over – your airfare may even be cheaper!
Also attached is a flier that shows the course details. Note that the cost is listed at $4200 per person- this is the ‘high’ cost – as soon as there are at least 8 people signed up (the cap is 12 students), we can purchase our airline tickets and solidify the airfare, which will likely be lower than my budgeted amount.  This cost includes the 3 credit course, round trip airfare from Chicago, 5 day Eurail pass, bicycle rentals, all hotels and hostels, all breakfasts, and bus transfers. Funds not spent will be refunded to you.
You can start the application process and sign up for the course here.
For more information, please feel free to contact me,

Kristina Fields
Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
(608) 342-1533

Study Abroad: France (UPDATE)

UPDATE:

We will have several information session during this semester to address student fears, concerns and any other questions they might have about study abroad and/or about this particular program in Paris, such as application process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.
France information session dates:
All session are 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Walker 120A
October 11th
October 25th
November 15th
December 13th

Summer study abroad Paris

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Who has not dreamed of spending a summer in France?

During this faculty-led program, you will be able to explore and discover what makes France such a cultural center. We offer a variety of classes in English (French lit, French and Francophone culture, International Experience) and even a French class adapted to your level/need, to guarantee full immersion for the length of 6 weeks. You will get the opportunity to meet locals, other foreign students and foremost, you get the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and enrich your life!
This program is in the works. More information will be coming soon.  Dany Jocob is collecting names of any students who may have an interest (doesn’t imply a commitment at this point). Please email Dany Jacob, danyj@mtu.edu to be added to the email list for updates.