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As you plan to participate in Halliburton Engineering Global Programs, please keep in mind that COVID-19 is still affecting world travel. Our office highly encourages you to have an academic backup plan ready if COVID-19 causes the cancellation of this program.

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Locations and Dates

  • Location: Spain
  • Dates: June 1–July 8, 2022
  • Term Offered: Summer
  • Applicable Majors: Classes may count for students pursuing computer science engineering and electrical engineering. Please consult with your departmental academic advisor to determine how this fits within your degree plan.
  • Prerequisites: CSCE 312 and CSCE 314; or CSCE 350/ ECEN 350. Corequisite CSCE 313 can be waived.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 or approval of faculty

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Overview

This will be a junior-level software engineering class introducing students to team-based projects. Many software development organizations are now global, and it is more common to work with teams in other countries. This program will expose students to other organizations and to how those organizations manage teams. The faculty plans to conduct several sessions prior to leaving for Spain, as well as a post-trip final wrap-up back in College Station before the summer ends.

While on the program, students will take Spanish language classes and will make visits to technical and cultural locations. Housing accommodations will be provided through student off-campus dorms.

Tentative schedule and planned industry/cultural visits (subject to change): Classes will be held on Mondays through Thursdays/Fridays, with some afternoons and weekends available for industry visits, cultural tours, and excursions.

Highlights of the trip

  • Industry visits
    • To be determined
  • Cultural visits
    • Girona/Costa Brava
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Additional cultural visits to be determined
  • Free weekend(s)

Please visit our photo gallery to see some of the sites that students may visit on this program.

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 Global Programs
Program cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation) $4,850
CISI international health insurance $50
Contribution toward faculty leader expenses $500
Administrative fee (Non-refundable billed separately upon confirmation, not insurable) $500
Global Program Fee (less administrative fee-billed separately) $5,400
Total Fees Billed to Student for Global Program $5,900
Additional Estimated Expense
Tuition and fees (3 credits) for summer school tuition rate * $1,500+
International airfare $1,500+
Travel documents (passport and/or visa, if needed) $100+
Meals and incidentals (not included in Program Fee) $900
Cancel for any reason insurance (recommended insurance for program fee less the administration fee) $600+
Textbooks and supplies Varies
Personal spending (estimated $50 - $200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$4,600

*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: Student Business Services Billing Explanations. For a tuition and fees estimate, please visit the Student Business Services Tuition Calculator page.

Contact Information

Faculty Leaders

Robert Lightfoot
Computer science and engineering
rob.light@tamu.edu | 979-845-2611

Shawna Thomas
Computer science and engineering
sthomas@cse.tamu.edu | 979-862-8877

Program Coordinator

Engineering Global Programs  
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410
engineeringglobalprograms@tamu.edu