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• 20 Student Maximum• 12-16 Hours of Upper Level Credit  –   COSC 381:   Professional Ethics  –   COSC 463:   Law 1  –   C...
• Approximate Costs: $19,000*   – TAMU Tuition & Fees (~$4000)   – $1000 for Roundtrip Air Fare   – Program Fee $15,000   ...
•   Bus and Walking tours of all major sights in London•   Architectural Walking tour of City of London•   Construction Si...
• Costs Not Included   – Travel Documents      • Passport ($110-$145, expediting $75)      • Tier 4 (general) student visa...
• Internships  – Wide variety, but all Construction Related     • Construction (Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Capita Symonds)  ...
• Go Away!   – Application Deadline: September 30,2012**   – Sign-up at studyabroad.tamu.edu   – MUST meet with Prof. Daig...
• Anglo American Educational Services (AAES)  – http://www.angloamerican.uk.com/  – Visa Sponsor, Study Center, Travel Pas...
• Payments   – $150 Application fee when “confirm” application   – $300 Deposit (non-refundable after 10/1, plus expenses ...
• Orientations  – 2 required Meetings (Need to meet with Study    Abroad advisor if not available)• Airfare  – Be looking ...
• Visa: We will do a meeting for this• Deadlines:     • Apply up to 90-Days     • NO LATER THAN October 30  – Documents   ...
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TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview
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TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview

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An overview of the Texas A&M University Construction Science department semester long study abroad and internship experience.

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TAMU COSC 2013 Study Abroad Program Overview

  1. 1. • 20 Student Maximum• 12-16 Hours of Upper Level Credit – COSC 381: Professional Ethics – COSC 463: Law 1 – COSC 465: Law 2 – COSC 485: Independent Study (Subs for Tech Elective) – COSC 468: Risk Management (Technical Elective) – COSC 484: 10-week Internship (Pre-reqs*)• 19 weeks (Spring plus January mini-mestester) – January 6, 2013 through May 18, 2013 – Fulfills internship & semester away requirements** – Also fulfills an International Cultural Diversity Credit
  2. 2. • Approximate Costs: $19,000* – TAMU Tuition & Fees (~$4000) – $1000 for Roundtrip Air Fare – Program Fee $15,000 • SAPO Fee & Health Insurance • Room & Board for 19 weeks • Some sightseeing (See next slide) • Travel Card for London • BritRail Pass• All usual Scholarships** & Financial Aid Apply – ONLY GET SCHOLARSHIPS IF YOU APPLY!! – Departmental scholarships can be applied 100% to study abroad semester (Must let COSC office know by end of May)• Costs for the same credit here in the states ~$17,000 & a minimum of two full semesters!*• Many students are able to accelerate graduation by a full semester
  3. 3. • Bus and Walking tours of all major sights in London• Architectural Walking tour of City of London• Construction Site Visits• Inns of Court (where Barristers study/train)• Society of Construction Law Meetings• Meetings with Barristers and Solicitors (Attorneys in the UK)• Oxford/Cambridge Tour• Wales Day Trip• Tours in Scotland• Tower of London• St. Paul’s Cathedral/Westminster Abbey• London Eye
  4. 4. • Costs Not Included – Travel Documents • Passport ($110-$145, expediting $75) • Tier 4 (general) student visa ($400) – Meals ($2000-$6000) • Drinks • restaurants – Personal Travel/Sightseeing/Souvenirs• Consider the Exchange Rate, currently around _1.6_. (Oanda.com)• If something costs $5 in the US, expect it to cost at least 5 GBP=$8.25
  5. 5. • Internships – Wide variety, but all Construction Related • Construction (Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Capita Symonds) • Property Development (London Newcastle, Knightly Properties) • Facilities Management – Part of your fee, but you get what we give you – You can find your own, but still have to coordinate with visa sponsors – Working hard to broaden pool of companies
  6. 6. • Go Away! – Application Deadline: September 30,2012** – Sign-up at studyabroad.tamu.edu – MUST meet with Prof. Daigneault Personally • Langford A130• More Information – www.COSCstudyabroad.com – General program information from 2010 & Spring 2012 – Student posts with more details about what they did and say• Independent Research Opportunities – Taken students to the RICS COBRA conference (Paris, Fall 2013--Las Vegas, Fall 2014--Cairo)• Questions
  7. 7. • Anglo American Educational Services (AAES) – http://www.angloamerican.uk.com/ – Visa Sponsor, Study Center, Travel Passes, Group Tours & Flats – Great Russell Square• IMMEDIATELY – Passport – Resume & Cover Letter – Unofficial Transcript: if not on Study Abroad Application – FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA (More detail in orientation)• Study Abroad Scholarship Applications
  8. 8. • Payments – $150 Application fee when “confirm” application – $300 Deposit (non-refundable after 10/1, plus expenses spent for that student that cannot be refunded) – 50% billed to your student account on or after 11/15 • $7500 – 50% billed to your student account on or after 12/15 • $7500 – Tuition billed as usual• Withdrawal Policy – 31-60 days before departure 50% plus all non-recoverable expenses – 1-30 Days before departure 75% plus all non-recoverable expenses
  9. 9. • Orientations – 2 required Meetings (Need to meet with Study Abroad advisor if not available)• Airfare – Be looking by October – $800-1200 – More than likely fly into LHR (London Heathrow) – Search multiple cities: IAH, DFW, AUS, SAT – Arrive by 1/6/13, and depart after 5/18/13 – Group Rate (must have 12 students all on one flight)
  10. 10. • Visa: We will do a meeting for this• Deadlines: • Apply up to 90-Days • NO LATER THAN October 30 – Documents • Online Application (Visa or Mastercard ONLY ~$240) • Printed Appendix • CAS Letter from AAES • Proof of Financial Support (~$1000) – Bank Statement in your name – Bank Statement in someone else’s name with letter saying you have right and access to funds
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