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  1. 1. CISC London, England Summer 2008 Faculty director: Lori Pollock Summer 2008
  2. 2. Time Line and Location <ul><li>Leave July 12 evening. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive London July 13 AM. </li></ul><ul><li>30 days in country </li></ul><ul><li>Return August 12 or 13. </li></ul><ul><li>Home Base: London, England </li></ul><ul><li>Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>And several other 1-day trips </li></ul>
  3. 3. Each student takes 2 courses <ul><li>CISC 367 Software Testing </li></ul><ul><li>the theory and practice of software testing – test case generation, test process, test coverage, oracles, tools for testing </li></ul><ul><li>CISC 367 Tools for the Software Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>integrated development environments, version control, software testing, performance profiling, debugging tools – goals, use in practice, technology behind the scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Both approved as CIS technical electives </li></ul><ul><li>Honors credit available / Minimal programming </li></ul>
  4. 4. So, why London, England? <ul><li>England has many highly respected research labs and institutions in software engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Research in Cambridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM in Hurley Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British Telecom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab in Ipswich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>universities </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tentative Weekly Schedule <ul><li>Mondays: 1 ½ hour each class; lab time </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesdays: ½ to 1-day academic visit </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesdays: 3 hours classtime; lab time </li></ul><ul><li>Thursdays: 1-day academic visit </li></ul><ul><li>Fridays: 3 hours classtime; cultural event </li></ul><ul><li>(Classes all in UD London Centre) </li></ul><ul><li>Saturdays/Sundays: local outings or on own </li></ul>
  6. 6. Academic Excursions <ul><li>1. London: University College; Imperial College </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cambridge: Microsoft Research </li></ul><ul><li>3. Hurley Park: IBM </li></ul><ul><li>4. Ipswich: British Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>5. Lancaster University </li></ul>
  7. 7. River boat down the Thames River
  8. 8. Hampton Court Palace Visit home of Henry VIII
  9. 9. The Science Museum, London <ul><li>Home of the Babbage Machine: </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Babbage </li></ul><ul><li>(Dec. 1791 – Oct. 1871) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer scientist who </li></ul><ul><li>originated the idea of </li></ul><ul><li>a programmable computer. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Excursion to Edinburgh, Scotland <ul><li>2 hotel nights Edinburgh Castle tour </li></ul>
  11. 11. Living Arrangements <ul><li>Flats near UD center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 bedrooms (6 people) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requesting internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Transportation <ul><li>London tube pass (included in program fee) </li></ul><ul><li>Bus/train tickets for all academic visits </li></ul><ul><li>Train to Edinburgh and back </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits <ul><li>Learn valuable software engineering tools and testing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Get 6 credits of CIS technical electives </li></ul><ul><li>Visit several international companies and learn about impact and areas of computing </li></ul><ul><li>Gain cultural experience in the vibrant city of London and Edinburgh </li></ul>
  14. 14. Program Costs <ul><li>The estimated program fee is $4,050 </li></ul><ul><li>This includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 days apartment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>London tube pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation to all academic visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation and 2 nights hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special group events (Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, river boat down the Thames, Edinburgh castle, farewell event </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost of tuition for 2 courses </li></ul>
  15. 15. Helping with the Costs <ul><li>Important Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Oct. 15 - Global Citizenship Awards (Need-based Scholarships) </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 25 – Global Scholars Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ready to apply?? <ul><li>http://international.udel.edu/studyabroad/programs/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Application, recommendation, and $300 deposit deadline: February 25, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>$1200 deposit deadline: March 15, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Final program fee balance due: April 5, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition and Registration Fee due: mid-May, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>But apply early!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ready to go? What is needed? <ul><li>Valid passport </li></ul><ul><li>Passion to travel abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in visiting some international research and development institutions… </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop computer recommended </li></ul>

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