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Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Italy/Croatia/Slovenia
  • Dates: June 30-Aug. 1, 2021
  • Term Offered: Summer II
  • Applicable Majors: Civil and environmental engineering. Opened to students outside the department who meet the prerequisite requirements and are allowed to use this course toward the engineering project management minor.

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This is a month-long program for Summer II (July) in Trieste, a wonderful midsize city at the tip of the Adriatic Sea, close to the border with Slovenia and with a distinct international feel due to its location and strong influence from the past Austro-Hungarian empire. Nowadays, Trieste is known as the "capital of coffee", with numerous historic cafes, for its world-famous sailing race (Barcolana), for its various research institutions and for its delicious gelato!

The University of Trieste is located in a wonderful location overseeing the city and its gulf. It will provide housing, affordable meals and a comfortable classroom. A typical class day will consist of breakfast (included), three to four hours of morning class time and two to three hours of directed study and homework in the afternoon. Italian students will be invited to attend our classes and excursions for mutual cultural exchange and interaction.

The program includes several cultural visits to Trieste, Venice, Alps/Cortina (2026 Winter Olympics), Croatia, Slovenia (Postojna caves), along with the opportunity for personal travel. At least two technical visits will be offered: Vajont Dam (site of a major engineering disaster in 1963) and the Legazuoi cable car (unique engineering design). Transit pass, a "survival" Italian course and a dozen of group meals are also included in the program.

Texas A&M University engineering students get to experience this unique opportunity with Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio, a native of Trieste, leading this global program. The international location allows students to learn how civil engineering systems and projects, and their related problems, exist elsewhere in the world. Students will also be exposed to a different cultural and professional setting than they are accustomed to, preparing them for a global work environment.

Courses Offered

Estimated Cost

The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program. For a full list of the financial aid requirements please visit our Financial aid and Scholarship page.

Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office
Program Cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation $2,700
CISI international health insurance $40
Contribution toward faculty expenses $310
Administrative fee $400
Global Program Fee Total $3,450
Additional Estimated Expense for Program
Tuition and fees (billed in summer per student’s rate -3 credits summer tuition)* $1,500*
International airfare $1,500+
Travel documents (passport if needed/visa may be required some students) $150
Meals and incidentals (not included in Program Fee) $700
Estimated cancel for any reason insurance $170
Personal spending (estimated $50-$200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$4,020
Estimated Grand Total ~$7,470

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

Contact Information

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio 
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
301I DLEB | 979-458-4171

Program Coordinator

Ms. Erin Kibler
Education Abroad Office
3262 TAMU | 979-845-0544