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  • Locations: Valencia, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For more information about 2021, please contact the program director.


UGA – Engineering – International Engineering in Europe + Internship


Program Location: Valencia, Spain

Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and the busiest port on the Mediterranean coast. Its location means there has always been a strong export orientation; in fact, the trading tradition is deeply rooted in the region's history. Now, however, the region's companies are not just exporting; they are embracing all aspects of globalization, making this the perfect location to learn about and experience international engineering project management.


studentsAcademic Program

During the first two-weeks of the program students will enroll in ENGR 4570/6570 – International Engineering Project Management. In addition to attending lectures that address critical concepts of international engineering projects, such as project management, economics, political and regulatory considerations, communication and cultural awareness, the program will include three cultural activities that align with the context of the course and address topics such as international engineering history, cultures and collaboration. Students will participate in 2-3 visits to local engineering / manufacturing companies to provide an insight into international engineering operations. At the end of the two-week taught program, students will embark on an eight-week engineering internship with a Spanish engineering company, and receive credit for ENGR 3900 - Cooperative Work Experience.

Program Itinerary

This is a working itinerary and subject to change.
Saturday May 16 Arrival in Valencia, Spain
Welcome Dinner
Sunday May 17 Group Cultural Experience and City Tour
Group Dinner
Monday May 18 AM: Lecture #1
PM: Study time
Tuesday May 19 AM: Lecture #2
PM: Study time
Wednesday May 20 AM: Lecture #3
PM: Study time
Thursday May 21 AM: Lecture #4
PM: Visit Engineering/Manufacturing Facility
Friday May 22 Half day/Full day course related cultural experience with students at destination city in context with course topic: international engineering history, cultures and collaboration, etc. (e.g. museums or other destinations, which might contribute to that context)
Group Dinner
Saturday May 23 Free Day: Explore destination on their own
Sunday May 24 Free Day: Explore destination on their own
Monday May 25 Free Day: Explore destination on their own
Tuesday May 26 AM: Lecture #5
PM: Study time
Wednesday May 27 AM: Lecture #6
PM: Visit Engineering/Manufacturing Facility
Thursday May 28 AM: Lecture #7
PM: Study time
Friday May 29 AM: Lecture #8
PM: Study time
Saturday May 30 Group Cultural Experience and abroad experience recap
Group Dinner
Sunday May 31 Students Travel to Internship Locations
Faculty return to USA
Monday June 1 Students Start Engineering Internship
8 weeks
Saturday July 25 Return to USA


Fully-furnished, shared, apartment style accommodation for the full duration of the program. Breakfast is not included at the apartment, and is the responsibility of the students.

Program Costs

The $7,879 tentative program fee includes shared occupancy for all participants for the duration of the program, ground transportation, admission fees, group meals and 24/7 emergency support.  

  • Additional costs include roundtrip airfare to Valencia, passport and visa (if necessary - visas are not required for US citizens entering Spain);
  • UGA tuition and fees for at least six hours of credit.
  • General living expenses
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses


  • Open to all engineering and intended engineering students
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records
  • Enrollment is limited (Likewise, minimum enrollment must be met to confirm program)

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

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Dr. James Warnock, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-0870

220 Riverbend Road, Rm 112 
Athens, Georgia 30602
Dr. Dominik May, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-9626

Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602

Accessibility Information

UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center. Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.

Immunization Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an International Traveler's Hotline (404-332-4559) where, by punching in the country code of your host country, you can get recorded information on vaccinations, food and water, and current health problems. Their website can also be a valuable resource:

There are no required immunizations for most of Western Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. However, there are recommended vaccinations for almost all locations. The Hepatitis B vaccination is now recommended for all destinations. They may include Hepatitis A and/or B if you anticipate contact with blood or other bodily fluids or sexual contact with people from the host country. If you are going to South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia or remote areas of your host country, consult the CDC Traveler's Hotline several months in advance of your departure as they may suggest vaccinations as early as six months in advance.

The Travel Medicine Clinic at UGA provides personalized international travel consultations for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Information is provided on general health risks of travel, risks of contracting diseases related to international travel and methods of prevention, including vaccinations. The clinic also provides vaccinations against common diseases such as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), influenza and Hepatitis B. This is a fee-per-visit service. Total charges will vary based on the number of vaccines needed. Appointments are necessary, and students are asked to schedule at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Call 706- 542-5575 for appointments and fee information or visit

Visit Travel Health Online, a free on-line service, to review Destination Information including the health risks in your host country.

This program is currently not accepting applications.