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The Department of Construction Science has two study abroad programs for upper level construction management students offered in alternating years. However, because of the course work offered on these programs, with some planning students should be able to take advantage of either of these programs at any point while they are in upper level.  Both programs are led by full time Construction Science faculty and allow students to get credit for upper level COSC courses required in their degree program while also experiencing life, culture and the construction industry in Western Europe.

Summer Study Abroad

The summer study abroad program is offered every other year during Summer Session 1 in even years (2016, 2018, etc.), lasting roughly the full month of June. The location of the program varies by summer, but has taken students to London (and surrounding areas), Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Germany.  The itinerary varies slightly every summer to maximize the opportunities for students.

This program offers students the opportunity for maximum travel and impact, while giving up the minimal amount of time away from "home" here in the States. Does not satisfy College of Architecture semester away requirement.


Semester Study Abroad

The semester long program, Wingtips, Work boots, & Wigs, is a study abroad and internship experience packaged together in one 19-week program (a semester +). The Wingtips, Work boots, & Wigs program offers students the chance to earn up to 15 credit hours of upper-level credit, focused primarily on legal and risk management issues in construction in the US and abroad. Because of the internship component and UK visa requirements, the program takes place entirely within the UK, and is based in London. However, students will travel as a group to multiple places of note in and around Great Britain, and will also have several opportunities for individual travel throughout Europe.

This program is unique in that it allows students to fulfill both their internship requirement and their semester away requirement while also earning up to 15 credit hours. Many students taking advantage of this program are able to graduate a semester earlier than would otherwise be possible. Like the summer program, the semester long study abroad and internship program is currently offered every other year in the spring semester of odd years (2017, 2019, etc.).  Satisfies College of Architecture semester away requirement.

For more information about this program, contact Professor Steve Rodgers or Professor Debra Ellis.


Spring Break Field Trip

This course involves overseas travel to London and Bircham-Newton to participate in a project known as “Constructionarium" To learn more please visit:(www.constructionarium.co.uk). The field trip class provides an opportunity for students in Construction Science to plan and complete a project in an international environment within a one week window of time, learning to adapt to the surrounding environment and observe unique characteristics of the construction industry. Students will organize and manage the construction of a scale replica project to be selected on site. Oversight and critique will come from international construction professionals. Trip includes two nights in London at the conclusion of the program’s activities.

For more information about this program, contact Professor Steve Rodgers or Katy Dunn


Brochure for Spring Break Trip (Icon 409.5 KB)