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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/02/2018
Rolling Admission 08/04/2018 08/12/2018
NOTE: Student applicants will be be interviewed by faculty.
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Lead Faculty: Eugene Rutz Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:

Program Overview

 As firms become increasingly global and the technical workforce more diverse, students need to develop competencies to contribute to the global technical workforce.  This class develops students’ awareness and ability of cultural issues, communication, teamwork, and collaboration tools.  In addition students will participate in a short term study abroad program visiting one of the University's strategic international partners.  On the visit students will interact with the host university and students, with local engineering firms, as well as explore local culture.
The course meets breadth of knowledge requirements for: DC – diversity and culture and SE – social / ethical issues.  The course aligns with the “global theme” of UC Honors and it is approved for International / Education Abroad designation.

Edinburgh Castle

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Students will be visiting Scotland where we will have a mix of industry, cultural, and university visits. Scotland is an ideal destination especially for a first trip abroad. We share a common language - but the way it is spoken you certainly know you are away from home. Scotland is easy to navigate, the people are exceedingly friendly, there are castle ruins and history everywhere and it is just a lot of fun.

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Who Can Participate?

Undergraduates from all CEAS majors, IT, Industrial Management, Math and Science disciplines can participate. 

Scotland Monument

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in The Global Technical Workforce ENGR 3001-001 for 3 credits or ENGR 4000-001 for 1-3 credits for Summer 2018.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):


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Professor Eugene Rutz provides academic oversight of several programs in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Prof Rutz has degrees in Nuclear Engineering and mechanical Engineering and has worked in multiple engineering firms and taught at UC. His coursework now focuses on enabling students to develop professional skills - skills that complement their technical skills and enable them to be more effective in the workplace. He has led students on six different study abroad tours

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Living Arrangements

 Students will stay in hotels, "guest houses" (small hotels) or hostels. 2-3 students will share a room.

Coast of Islay

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Getting There

 Students will fly as a group from Cincinnati to the destination

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost:  $TBD

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (~$)
  • ISIC Card ($25)
This program has been awarded an $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $ TBD. 

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

 Eugene Rutz
College of Engineering & Applied Science

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