Summer Session 2013: E3 - Encounter Engineering in Europe
- Dates & Costs
- Apply & Register
This is a program for anyone who is interested in engineering! You will have an opportunity to study current engineering practices by touring a variety of diverse factories and see firsthand how industries actually apply technology today. You will also learn about past technologies by visiting museums. Not only will you gain invaluable engineering knowledge, but you will also be exposed to another culture and gain a global perspective by traveling in Germany for five weeks! Earn up to six credit hours during the week and travel throughout Germany or the rest of Europe on weekends! You do not need to speak or learn German to participate!
- You will study state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology by touring factories in one of the world's most advanced engineering communities, Germany.
- No language skills required! You do not need to know or take German!
- You can experience a different culture safely right on location.
- Traveling to other countries on week-ends is easy.
- You will get to know one of the most beautiful and historically significant regions in Europe!
- Get the most for your money: all meals, two day-long excursions every week, housing and health insurance are included!
- A low student-teacher ratio will assure first rate instruction on a personal level.
- This is an unique opportunity to combine travel, immersion into a new culture, and earning LSU credit (technical elective and/or required engineering course) at an affordable price.
Check out the 2012 E3 students’ blog!
June 22 - July 27, 2013
In the event of an unfavorable exchange rate, some activities may be cancelled or changed.
$4,800. The program fee includes:
- Most meals
- Ground transportation in Germany
- Fieldtrips and cultural events
- Health insurance
Expenses not covered in the program fee:
Airfare, LSU tuition and fees, and spending money.
Tuition: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU. The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana. If you are an out-of-state student, you will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees for courses taken through LSU.
Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own airfare. You should not purchase your airfare until your Program Director tells you to do so. Students should plan to fly into Berlin on June 22 and out of Munich on July 27.
Spending money: Although most meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, such as snacks or refreshments. You will also need spending money for outings with friends and souvenirs.
- INTL 2000 - Contemporary Global Issues
- GERM 1101 - Introductory German
- CM 1020 - Engineering Graphics for Mechanical Engineering
- ENGR 1050 - Introduction to Engineering
- ENGR 2785 - Manufacturing, Technology, and Society
- IE 4785 - Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
Eligibility: ENGR 1050 for engineering students only; IE 4785 requires consent of dept.
Students must take two courses (six credit hours) while participating in the program.
Packing suggestions (from students who went last year):
- Bring extra passport copies
- Bring a notebook, so you can take notes while on the excursions
- Pack light, stay on top of your work, and be ready to work
- Pack a few long-sleeved shirts; prepare for hot and cold weather
- Know what you want to see in each city before you leave the US
- Spend a lot of time by yourself before the program starts because you will be with a lot of people all the time during the program.
- Pack light because you can always buy stuff in Germany
|Prof. Paige Davis,
Apply & Register
In order to be eligible for the E3 program, you must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduate students)
- Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
- Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
- Have the prerequisites for the courses you take in Germany
To apply for the program:
If you are not an LSU student, you must submit the following items to APA:
Check or money order (made payable to “Louisiana State University”) for the $500 deposit
March 15, 2013
Although the application deadline is March 15, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements. A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.
The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 1st, 2013.
After that date, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments is:
|Withdrawal after February 1, 2013||$500 deposit is non-refundable|
|Withdrawal after March 1, 2013||$500 deposit and $500 payment will be paid|
|Withdrawal after March 22, 2013||$500 deposit and $1,000 payment will be paid|
|Withdrawal after April 12, 2013||$500 deposit and entire program fee will be paid|