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INTERESTED IN STUDYING ABROAD NEXT SUMMER
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Currently the two locations that are being discussed for Summer 2022 are
San Jose, Costa Rica or Paris, France. 

Go beyond the hedges this summer to take engineering design courses in a foreign location!!

This Study Abroad opportunity will allow you to earn 6 credits in ~4 weeks in June as you immerse yourself into the local culture and interact with students and faculty from local universities and/or nonprofits. 

Please note, that all study abroad options are tentative right now because of COVID-19, so final decisions will not be made until spring 2022. 

In the past we have done a pilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden in summer of 2019. READ ABOUT the students' experiences HERE!

iSEED Blogs from Sweden 


Program Consists of


  • 4 weeks in the Summer (approximately the month of June)

  • ~40 Hours per week
  • Housing expenses covered - plus some meals (shared apartment or dorm room)
  • Student responsible for tuition, travel and incidental expenses
  • Financial Aid could be possible for some students.  Please check with the financial aid office at Rice. 
  • Specific details, dates and the deadline to apply are the application below


Location and Courses 

San Jose, Costa Rica

Collaboration with members of Costa Rican universities as well as with Rice's Global Medical Innovation program.

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 200 – Engineering Design Studio
  • ENGI 350 – Needs Identification and Design Implementation

Faculty: Matthew Wettergreen (for both classes)

Both courses count as required courses for the Engineering Design Minor

Goal: 8 students


Summary:  Coming soon

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  May 30th - June 24th 
  • Registration Deadline :  March 1, 2022
  • Last Day to Drop :  TBD
  • Drop Refund Dates : TBD


Paris, France

Collaboration with members of Costa Rican universities as well as with Rice's Global Medical Innovation program.

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • BUSI 221 – New Enterprises - Process for innovation-based venture development. 
  • BUSI 464 – Social Entrepreneurship - contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship

Faculty: Hesam Panahi and Doug Schuler

Both courses count as required courses for the Engineering Design Minor

Goal: 8 students


Summary:  Coming soon

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  Approximately the mid- June to mid- July
  • Registration Deadline :  March 1, 2022
  • Last Day to Drop :  TBD
  • Drop Refund Dates : TBD


Cost 

STUDENT PAYS

  • Acceptance/Application fee: $100
  • Tuition for 6 credits: $6,000 or current credit rate (may be discounted for Summer 2022!!!) includes housing
  • Course fee $1000/per course - only if tuition is discounted - includes housing
  • Airfare: $800 - $1,500 
  • Passport, if needed: $100 - $150
  • Incidentals and Meals: $600 - $800
  • Approximate TOTAL including tuition: $8,000-$10,000*
  • Student looking for financial aid to help with expenses should reach out to the Financial Aid Office

RICE PAYS

  • HOUSING
  • Some meals, such as welcome dinner and closing dinner
  • Course Activities, Supplies and Field Trips
  • Local Rail pass (if applicable)
  • Sim Cards 
  • Travel Medical Insurance

*depends on travel costs. 


Who Should Apply


Any student that could benefit from the courses listed above.  Those enrolled in the Engineering Design Minor could obtain 6 credits towards the minor.  Perquisites may be waived where appropriate. 


For more information, please contact

Amy Kavalewitz - amy.k@rice.edu

To apply for this summer experience, please fill out the form below.


Fill out my online form.

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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