Gothenburg, Sweden

About iSEED

Go beyond the hedges this summer to take engineering design courses in at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden!!

This Study Abroad opportunity will allow you to earn 6 credits in ~4 weeks in June as you immerse yourself into the Swedish culture and interact with students and faculty from Chalmers University. 

In the past we have done a similar program in Porto Alegre, Brazil. READ ABOUT the students' experiences HERE!

iSEED Blogs from Brazil 

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


  • ENGI 200 - Engineering Design Studio
  • ENGI 355 - Digital and Computer Aided Design
  • These courses may count towards the Engineering Design Minor.  You do not have to be enrolled in the design minor to benefit from this study abroad opportunity
  • All courses will be taught by Dr. Matthew Wettergreen.  Some workshops/seminars/activities will be joint activities with students from Chalmers University. 


  • Acceptance/Application fee: $200
  • Tuition for 6 credits: $6000
  • Airfare: ~$1000-$1500 
  • Passport, if needed: $100-$150
  • Some meals, such as welcome dinner and closing dinner: Covered by Rice
  • Housing: Covered by Rice
  • Course Activities, Supplies and Field Trips: Covered by Rice
  • Local rail pass: Covered by Rice
  • Medical Insurance: Covered by student
  • Travel Medical Insurance: Covered by Rice
  • Incidentals and Meals: Covered by student
  • Approximate total cost for student: $8000-$8500

Who Should Apply

Any engineering student that could benefit from the courses listed above.  Those enrolled in the Engineering Design Minor could obtain 6 credits towards the minor.  ENGI 120 - Freshman Design, is a prerequisite for the ENGI 200 course. 

For more information, please contact
Dr. Matthew Wettergreen -
Amy Kavalewitz -

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


At Chalmers University of Technology, students and researchers from around the world work as a team to develop the technology of tomorrow.

What is Chalmers best known for? Chalmers occupies a prominent international position in education and research in engineering for sustainable development. This means we play a key role in finding solutions to some of today’s urgent and complex global environmental and resource problems.

With teachers and students from various cultural backgrounds, the whole Chalmers experience is designed to broaden your horizons and provide access to a greater network. Here you’ll learn to think independently and to meet future challenges with the help of engineering methods. We emphasise your creativity and believe in free thinking, empowering you to test your own ideas in the real world.

Chalmers University Architecture and Civil Engineering Department - This department is a merger of the former Department of Architecture and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The new department represents a broad field of knowledge theory ranging from engineering science to social science to the humanities and design-based, artistic research. These different perspectives enable strong interdisciplinary development in this field and a broader discussion of different aspects of sustainability. Ongoing cooperation between the two existing departments as regards research and education is already in place, and these conditions will be further improved in autumn 2017 when the departments move to their new, shared premises. Together, we will be a complete environment in the field of architecture and the built environment, well equipped to taken on common challenges in our pursuit of a sustainable society.

Dare2Build - Education efforts, both at Chalmers and elsewhere, could be developed to better suit the needs of competences that would help with solving the societal challenges of coming and current generations. educational framework Dare2Build aims to be a part of this development by immersing its students in cross-disciplinary teams, working with co-creational methods, to solve practice based tasks. The proximity to the explorative research environment surrounding a living lab, and the prototyping infrastructure in particular, the HSB Living Lab, is expected to incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into the participants’ learning experiences and thereby promote utilization of activities of the university sphere.

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Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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