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Locations and Dates

  • Location: Greece
  • Dates: Dec. 26, 2021–Jan. 15, 2022
  • Term Offered: Wintermester
  • Applicable Majors: Classes may count for students pursuing computer engineering (both tracks), computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and others pending. Please consult with your departmental academic advisor to determine how this fits within your degree plan.
  • Prerequisites: CSCE 315
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 or approval from faculty
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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This program takes place over three weeks in Greece. Students will take CSCE 431 with Dr. Philip Ritchey and Mr. Robert Lightfoot, both Texas A&M University computer science and engineering professors. Students will work in teams with other Texas A&M students on a project that emphasizes software security. Students will work for two weeks in Greece and then continue to work on the project after returning to the United States. The program includes cultural excursions and technical visits. Students will have evenings and weekends to study and explore Greece on their own.

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Estimated Cost

Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office
Administrative fee (Non-refundable billed separately upon commitment, not insurable) $500
Remaining Program Cost
Program Cost (includes Lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation, CISI international health insurance, & Contribution toward faculty leader expenses
Total Fee Postings from Halliburton Global Programs & Education Abroad Office $3,400
Additional Estimated Expense for Program
Tuition and fees (3 credits included in spring flat rate tuition)* $0
International airfare $1,500
Travel documents (passport and/or visa, if needed) $130+
Cancel for Any Reason Insurance (recommended insurance for program fee less the less the administration fee) $250
Meals and incidentals (not included in Program Fee) $600
Textbooks and supplies Varies
Personal spending (estimated $50-$200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$2,480
Estimated Grand Total ~$5,880

 *These suggested amounts may fluctuate depending on the options students choose. They will not be billed by the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office and should be taken into consideration when planning the finances of the program. Please refer to Student Business Services for the exact information regarding your course tuition and fees: For a tuition and fees estimate, please visit the   Student Business Services Tuition Calendar  page.

Contact Information

Faculty Leaders

Robert Lightfoot
Computer Science and Engineering
Office: HRBB 328D | 979-845-2611

Dr. Philip Ritchey 
Computer Science and Engineering
Office: HRBB 326 | 979-458-1059

Program Coordinator

Engineering Global Programs  
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410