From: General Student E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Mon Feb 21 2011 - 01:46:13 MST
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:46:13 -0700 (MST) From: General Student E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Study Abroad! Engineering for Developing Communities CVEN 4838, Summer 2011 (Israel or Peru)
TO: Select CU Students
FROM: Office of International Education
Study Abroad Programs
SUBJECT: Study Abroad! Engineering for Developing Communities CVEN 4838, Summer 2011 (Israel or Peru)
Study abroad on a CU-Boulder sponsored program this summer! Take the plunge into the desert of Israel or the high mountains of Peru to get hands-on experience with appropriate technologies and earn 3 credits for the Engineering for Developing Communities course (CVEN 4838).
You can choose between two incredible study abroad programs this summer, spending 4 weeks in either Israel or Peru getting the unique opportunity to build engineering skills in the classroom and put them to work in local communities. In small groups, you will be assigned to specific communities, where you will work in a participatory way to assess community needs, identify potential solutions, and design community development plans.
In Israel students will join a group of Israeli students from the Technion Institute of technology, located in the beautiful coastal city of Haifa in the north of the country. Classroom time in Haifa will be combined with excursions to the Negev desert to work on sustainable community development projects. The courses will be conducted in English, and you will have the chance to take a culture and language course to become familiar with the area in which you are working. Excursions include trips to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
In Peru students will join a group of Peruvian students from the Catholic University of San Pablo in Arequipa. A local development organization (Caritas) will facilitate the community-based field work in the high-elevation city of Ayaviri. The culture classes and community field work will be conducted in Spanish, so students must have taken 4 semester of college level Spanish (or prove that they have taken the equivalent).
All students will earn 3 credits for the Engineering for Developing Communities course (CVEN 4838). This course counts as a technical elective.
Eligibility requirements: 3.0 GPA, junior standing (at the time the program begins), background in Engineering Design courses. For Peru: 4 semesters college-level Spanish (or the equivalent). More info at:
Learn more at an info meeting:
Wednesday, February 23rd, 6:15-7pm
ECCR 150 (Engineering Center)
Contact for questions about eligibility or how to apply: Sarah.Westmoreland@colorado.edu.
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