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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/31/2018
Rolling Admission 03/13/2019 03/23/2019

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
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 Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:


Program Overview

 As engineering 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.

Students can select between 3 locations! This particular program is going to Ireland - students will get to spend St. Patrick's Day in beautiful Ireland!

Other location options are France and Guatemala.

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 Dublin, Limerick, and Galway, Ireland

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Who Can Participate?

undergraduates with a minimum GPA 2.5 are encouraged to apply. In person interviews are a requirement of the application process. 

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in ENGR3015-003 The Global Technical Workforce for 3 credit hours for spring 2019.

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 will be the primary teaching faculty for the course. He provides academic oversight of the ACCEND and MEng 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 four different study abroad tours. The study tour to Ireland will be led by Professor Sheryl Sorby and Professor Norm Loney who have led study groups to Ireland several times.

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Living Arrangements

 Students will stay in hotels and/or guest houses. 2-3 students will share a room. 

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Getting There

Students are expected to arrange their own international airfare to/from Ireland.  International airfare is not included in the program fee. 


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Program Costs

 2019 Program Cost:  $1900

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • Some meals
  • 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:
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • International airfare
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (If applicable, U.S. passport holders do not require a visa to enter Ireland for a stay up to 90 days.)
  • ISIC Card ($25)
This program has been awarded an $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). UC International Scholarship requires a 2.0 minimum GPA This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $1500

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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This program is currently not accepting applications.