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On this program, we'll study sustainable energy technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and photovoltaic cells. The program will explore the basic chemical and physical principles of these energy storage and generation systems, as well as s
Location:
Seoul, Korea
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrival Date: 6/28/2013 End Date: 7/25/2013

Courses
Materials Science and Engineering 170 & 198

On this program, we'll study sustainable energy technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and photovoltaic cells. The program will explore the basic chemical and physical principles of these energy storage and generation systems, as well as scientific, technological and environmental challenges. Field trips are planned to several hi-tech companies, including Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motors. Cultural excursions are also planned to historic sites in Seoul and other cities including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The program is designed so that students will learn cutting-edge energy technologies as well as the history, traditions and culture of Korea. All Engineering majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 6, 2012. Enrollment deadline is April 6, 2012.

Setting Description:
Lonely Planet's description of Seoul, Korea:

Having been revived, phoenix-like, from the rubble of the Korean War, locals like to call their 600-year-old capital the ‘miracle on the Han’. But as Seoul sets out with typical national zeal to reshape itself from a hardened concrete and steel economic powerhouse into a softer-edged 21st-century urban ideal of parks, culture and design, the signs are that the real miracle is currently unfolding. No stranger to cosmetic surgery, Seoul has signed up for the full face lift and lipo deal. Following on from the highly successful disinterring and landscaping of the central Cheong-gye stream comes the refashioning of the Han River parks, part of a plan to draw citizens towards the broad waterway splitting this immense metropolis into two distinct halves. As the city adopts the mantle of World Design Capital, other projects are in the works, not least of which are the Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park, the futuristic vision of star-architect Zaha

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