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Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Ravenna, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Dates: May 29-June 26, 2021
  • Term Offered: Summer l
  • Applicable Majors: Ocean Engineering

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This month-long global opportunity experience is intended primarily for junior- and senior-level students in ocean engineering, though students in civil, mechanical, aerospace, and materials science and engineering are welcome to attend. The emphasis of the course is on structural analysis and design of facilities related to ocean engineering. These include ocean-going vessels, seawalls and offshore structures such as drilling rigs and windmill farms. Students will take one three-credit hour course and visit numerous sites in Italy related to the discipline of ocean engineering. In addition, there will be a total of four field trips included within the program: Venice (one day), Florence (one day), Rome and Pompeii (four days)

Program highlights include:

  • 30 days abroad in Italy
  • 19 two-hour class lectures per course
  • Three one-day and one multi-day field trip (including six additional hours of lectures during field trips)
  • Housing in Ravenna, an ancient Roman city
  • Three preparatory one-hour classes during the spring semester
  • Two post-travel meetings during the fall semester to gauge student outcomes

Mandatory Class Dates:

Date Time Subject
Friday, May 15 7-8 p.m. Italian Culture and Language
Saturday, May 16 7-8 p.m. Roman and Renaissance Structures
Sunday, May 17 7-8 p.m. Overview of History of Italy


Courses Offered

Estimated Cost

The following chart estimates the total out-of-pocket expenses a student may have to participate in this program. For a full list of the financial aid requirements, please visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Education Abroad Office
Program Cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation) $3,800
CISI international health insurance $40
Contribution toward faculty leader expenses $360
Administrative fee $400
Global Program Fee Total $4,600
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) $500
Estimated cancel for any reason insurance $215
Personal spending (estimated $50-$200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$3,865
Estimated Grand Total ~$8,465

*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. David Allen
HEB 205 | 979-862-2531

Ms. Laurrie Cordes
HEB 212 | 979-532-5692

Program Coordinator

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