Study Abroad
Info Session Lunch

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Noon
OEDK Classroom

Lunch will be served! RSVP

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About iSEED


Go beyond the hedges this summer to take engineering design courses in abroad in Gothenburg, Sweden or San Cristobal, Mexico or Shanghai, China!!

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. 

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 

Gothenburg, Sweden

Collaboration with Chalmers University, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture’s Dare2Build Program

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 200 – Engineering Design Studio
  • ENGI 215 – Fundamentals of Engineering Project Planning

Faculty: Matthew Wettergreen (for both classes)

Both courses count as required courses for the Engineering Design Minor

Goal: 8 students


Summary: Students do in-class instruction on the campus at Chalmers University for ENGI 355.  As part of the ENGI 200, students work side-by-side with Dare2Build students (graduate level architecture students and high school students) to work on and execute a design challenge. Curriculum focuses on engineering design and incorporated the immigrant community Hammarkullen. 

          • Beginning and Ending Date :  June 1- 26, 2020
          • Registration Deadline :  March 23, 2020
          • Last Day to Drop :  May 31, 2020
          • Drop Refund Dates : 100% April 1, 2020, 80% May 1, 2020, 50% May 31, 2020


San Cristabol, Mexico

Collaboration with NEWT

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 350 – Needs Identification and Design Implementation (tentative)
  • CEVE 314 – Sustainable Water Purification for the Developing World (tentative)

Faculty: Deirdre Hunter and Jorge Loyo

Two courses count as required courses for the Engineering Design Minor and possibly all three

Summary: Students will do in-class instruction on-site at local technical center.  Curriculum will incorporate interaction with students and a local charity working with NEWT,  as well as the Mexican culture.

      • Beginning and Ending Date :  June 1- 26, 2020
      • Registration Deadline :  March 23, 2020
      • Last Day to Drop :  May 31, 2020
      • Drop Refund Dates : 100% April 1, 2020, 80% May 1, 2020, 50% May 31, 2020



Shanghai, China

Collaboration with Intel Corporation (and possibly Shanghai Joao Tong University)

6 credits over 4 weeks

  • ENGI 300 – Engineering Design Workshop (tentative)
  • ENGI 301 – Introduction to Practical Electrical Engineering (tentative)

Faculty: Gary Woods and Erik Welsh (tentative)

Both courses count as elective courses for the Engineering Design Minor and possibly ELEC Major

Goal: 8-12 students

Summary: Students will do in-class instruction on-site at the Intel campus in Shanghai.  Curriculum will incorporate interaction with professionals from Intel as well as the Chinese culture, with a focus on electrical engineering.

  • Beginning and Ending Date :  July 6 - 31, 2020
  • Registration Deadline :  March 23, 2020
  • Last Day to Drop :  May 31, 2020
  • Drop Refund Dates : 100% April 1, 2020, 80% May 1, 2020, 50% May 31, 2020




Cost 

STUDENT PAYS

  • Acceptance/Application fee: $100
  • Tuition for 6 credits: $6,000
  • Airfare: $800 - $1,500 
  • Passport, if needed: $100 - $150
  • Incidentals and Meals: $600 - $800
  • Visa (China only): $140
  • Approximate TOTAL including tuition: $8,000-$10,000*

RICE PAYS

  • Some meals, such as welcome dinner and closing dinner
  • Housing!
  • Course Activities, Supplies and Field Trips
  • Local Rail pass (if applicable)
  • 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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