Study Abroad in Netherlands & London
Flood Disaster Management & Environmental Sustainability
Rice University & LSU students have the opportunity to study abroad in the Netherlands and England through a six-week program in the summer of 2020.
The program consists of two three-week courses of 16-20 students. The first course, Hydrology & Disaster Management, will be held in Rotterdam and led by Dr. Philip Bedient of Rice University & a team of instructors. The second course, Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Sustainability, will be held in London and led by Dr. John Pardue of LSU with Jim Blackburn of Rice University. The program will consist of morning class instruction and 2-3 weekly field trips. Participants will earn 6 credits at their respective university. The program would also allow for meaningful interactions with faculty and students from LSU, British Universities, & TU Delft, one of the premier universities in the world addressing flood hydraulics and coastal defense systems.
Tentative Schedule (as of 10/1/2019):
June 6: Depart Houston
June 7: Arrive Amsterdam
June 8-26: Course #1 | Hydrology & Disaster Management
June 27-30: Free travel/on your own days - London
July 1-22: Course #2 | Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Sustainability
July 23 - Return home
Provisions for Program
The program will cost approximately $9,000, which would cover the cost of tuition ($6000), travel, and room & board expenses. Civil Engineers students are eligible to apply for travel support.
Interested or Questions?
Please email Megan Goings at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phil Bedient at email@example.com.
2019 Summer Trip - Catch Up:
Rice University partnered with Louisiana State Unversity to launch the CEE Study Abroad Program, which started in Summer 2019.
Nineteen (19) students attended the first summer Study Abroad Program in Rotterdam and London. This jointly-led venture hosted students with interests in water management, environmental protection, and global sustainability. Students visited two key locations relating to Civil and Environmental Engineering innovation: the Dutch coastal water management system and London’s urban water management and sustainability initiatives.
Explore their weekly adventures, program progress and student perspectives of their trip via the weekly flyers below: