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MAY TERM ABROAD: TECHNOLOGY NEEDS OF REFUGEE COMMUNITIES

 

The goals of this course are to give students an understanding of refugee communities and their needs, learn to implement/analyze surveys, and assess the effectiveness of one new innovation. Students will work closely with the local refugee community in Thessaloniki, Greece and also interact with local professionals familiar with the community. The group will also participate in a week-long course with the International Hellenic University. This course is ideal for all engineering majors and also for social work, public health, and students interested in refugee communities.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • M E 379M - Technology Needs of Refugee Communities

Academic Information

Open to all Engineering and Social Work majors. Students earn in-residence credit for ME 379M as part of Spring registration. Counts as upper-division social and behavioral science requirement for BSW degree. Tech elective for ASE and ARE, M/S/E elective for CE, CG elective for ME, and Eng. elective for EVE.

Faculty

Janet Ellzey teaches ME 379M in Thessaloniki.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students will stay in shared hotel rooms with breakfast provided.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

2024 Program Fee: $5,800. Fee includes airport transfers, accommodations, on-site activities and transportation, some meals, and 24/7 on-site assistance. Fee does NOT include airfare, insurance, some meals, or personal expenses.

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 7, 2024 to June 6, 2024
  • Instructional: May 7, 2024 to June 6, 2024
  • Final Deadline: December 1, 2023

Application Code

355146

Program Coordinator

Chelsea Cowan

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Scholarships
Information Session
Fin Responsibility Policy
Financial Aid

Next Step

Questions? Contact Chelsea Cowan at chelsea.cowan@austin.utexas.edu or click "Make an appointment" above to schedule an advising session. Information sessions are 11/13 from 5-6pm on Zoom (find link at "Information Session" above)

Program information above is subject to change