GO ABROAD: London, UK; Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is the most populous city in the European Union and is highly diverse. An important settlement for nearly two millennium, it is now an international leader in finance, politics, education, entertainment, media and the arts. London is also well-known for both modern and historic landmarks, such as the House of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Millennium Bridge.


In Berlin, students will have the opportunity to meet with leading construction companies and visit the capital’s historic landmarks, including the Berlin wall. Students will learn about the interplay of design and construction in a broader international setting and apply what they have learned throughout the course.


  • Good standing with TAMU and approval of professor.
  • Open to upper-level COSC students with a minimum GPR of 2.0
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meetings in the spring semester prior to departure.


Applications are available online only at study abroad and are due by March 1 2010.


The program cost is to be determined. The program cost in 2009 was $4000. The program cost typically includes an overseas medical insurance, travel within Europe, 2 group meals per week, and accommodations. Expenses not included are: Texas A&M tuition and fees, passport application fees, round trip airfare, most meals, laundry, class supplies, and any personal expenses, including souvenirs and independent travel.


As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you should look into the different types of financial assistance that are available. For complete information on funding opportunities, visit the Study Abroad Programs Office or click here for their website. Scholarships designated specifically for Texas A&M students studying abroad include the Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. These awards are based on merit or financial need. Federal and State financial aid and some scholarships can also be used toward the cost of study abroad programs. Contact a Financial Aid Counselor at 845-3236 for information.


The program is based in London, and also includes one week each in Edinburgh, Scotland and Berlin, Germany. Students will enjoy these cultural centers while taking courses satisfying undergraduate curriculum requirements and gaining a global perspective. Students will learn about the countries’ legal systems, specifically laws regarding property and business organizations and how the heavy regulation in the United Kingdom compares to that of the United States. By visiting companies withing the construction industry, students will also have the opportunity to make connections in their field while abroad and learn about construction science first-hand.

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