Program Details

What past students say about their experience in this engineering program:
--"The professor's insight and the guest lecturers were overall spectacular!"
--"Getting 8 units in 4 weeks toward my major. And the most fun I ever had!"

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Location:
Galway, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/29/2013 End Date: 7/27/2013

Based in Galway, the cultural center in the west of Ireland, this program provides students with a practical sense of the commonalities and differences between the warm and arid region of California and the mild but wetter conditions found in Ireland. We will study the scientific principles that can guide sustainable development of coastal regions and inland watersheds. The course is aimed at engineering students who wish to improve their understanding of how human activities affect the water cycle and acquire the scientific underpinnings to become proficient in environmental engineering practice. The class will also appeal to science majors interested in water quality management and public health.

Courses:
Civil and Environmental Engineering 148A - Water Quality Management (4 units): Basic concepts of water quality. Fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment processes. Analysis of treatment process flowsheets. Analysis of water quality management alternatives. Prerequisite: CHEM 2B or equivalent or the consent of the instructor.
AND
Civil and Environmental Engineering 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units)

What past students say about their experience in this engineering program:
--"The professor's insight and the guest lecturers were overall spectacular!"
--"Getting 8 units in 4 weeks toward my major. And the most fun I ever had!"

Excursions and Day Trips
-Galway Wastewater Treatment Plant (located on an island in Galway Bay)
-New Galway Water Treatment facility at Luimneagh providing safe drinking water
-Overnight trip to Aran Islands including tour of water supply and guided bike tour of ancient settlements
-Guided hike through Burren National Park and and overnight stay in the remote research station of National University of Ireland, Galway.

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 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
You will be staying in single rooms in an on-campus apartment-style dormitory. Your room will have a single bed and desk in a suite that typically has 4 rooms sharing a common kitchen, living room with a TV, and a bathroom. On-site recreation includes a game room, gym with a climbing wall, and access to boating on the Corrib River. There is wireless broadband internet access in the accommodations.

You will be able to visit local markets to stock your kitchen, try out local restaurants and taste regional cooking, eat breakfast at the on-site cafe for breakfast, or shop at the campus mini-market for snacks.

A welcome meal will be provided at the beginning of the program as well as a farewell gathering for students to say "good-bye". During the overnight field trips to the Aran Islands and Burren Research Station, meals will be provided.

The instructor will also organize a few other meals during the program to give students an opportunity to take in the local culture over a re

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