Civil Engineering Rome

This 3-week program in May does NOT conflict with most Internships. Classroom and accommodation (shared apts.) will be in the center. Class days consist of 3/4hrs of lecture and 2/3hrs of directed study. The program includes 2/3 technical/cultural trips (Florence [weekend], Pompeii [1-day], a CE Firm and an Archeological site), Rome tours (Vatican, Coliseum), Serie A soccer game (Roma-Juventus), a full free weekend and a few group meals. Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio is an Italian native and has lived in Rome. CVEN322 is tech elective for most ENG Depts.

The international location will allow our students to experience how civil engineering systems and their related problems exist elsewhere in the world, but different contexts and cultural priorities could lead to different solutions. This program will provide them with a truly international experience and will contribute to the students’ global competency development and preparedness to join the global engineering industry.

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Locations and Dates

    • Locations: Rome, Italy
    • Dates: May 10– June 2, 2018

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
301I DLEB | (979) 458-4171

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Erin Kibler
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0596

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Courses Offered

CVEN 322: Civil Engineering Systems (3 CR)

Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, CHEN, ISEN, MEEN, and NUEN.

Prerequisite: Check with your academic advisor to determine prerequisites

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Students are required to attend all study abroad program specific meetings and the general orientation workshop in the semester prior to departure

Location Information

Rome, Italy

Course content will be inserted into the context of a historical city (Rome), which is widely recognized as one of the most culturally rich city in the World. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with a population of around 4 million and with nearly 3,000 years of history. May is probably the best time of the year to visit the city (temperature range between 55-80 °F), experience its magnificent display of culture, architecture and art and enjoy Italian culinary excellence. 

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The college of engineering offers a scholarship (details to be announced) for every student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $3,800
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* $1,200
International Airfare and travel documents (includes $145 for passport + visa if needed) $2,340
 Textbooks, supplies, and some meals. Personal Spending not included. $ Varies
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application$500
Total Estimated Cost$6,840+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.