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Study Abroad Sampler: Fall 2002

Date: Aug. 26, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

These are some of the travel abroad programs offered during fall quarter 2002 at UC:

Aug. 29-Sept. 20: Australia
A single flush for No. 1 and a double flush for No. 2. That's just one very practical and water-saving difference between plumbing in Australian and American construction. College of Applied Science faculty Daniel Durbin and J.D. Coleman will lead 12 seniors in construction management and architectural engineer technology to the country "down under" to learn about construction techniques. For the first two weeks, the trip will place students in three-hour lectures each morning, with field experiences in the afternoons in Sydney and Brisbane. The students will examine real-life projects such as bridge construction and design, the Sydney opera house and the Olympic construction at Homebush Bay that has now become a residential area. The final week will allow students to experience the environment and culture of Cairns near the Great Barrier Reef. Messer Construction, Dugan & Meyers Construction Co., Baker Concrete and Burgess & Niple Limited have provided some financial support.

Sept. 2-12: Berlin, Germany
Eleven students will learn about "The New Berlin," where the former East bloc and the West now meet, on a tour led by Richard Schade, professor of Germanic languages and literatures. Last year when Schade headed the same tour, he and the students went to a demonstration attended by thousands of Germans showing support for the United States following the Sept. 11 attacks. The attack delayed the travelers' return to Cincinnati. This year, a one-day side trip to Dresden may be canceled because of the recent flooding.

Sept. 4-20, England/France Design Trend Travel Seminar
Margaret Voelker-Ferrier and Nathalie Doucet, both faculty members in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), will travel with 21 undergraduates - nearly all fashion design students - to England and France. Among the fashion houses they plan to visit are Zandra Rhodes, Vivian Westwood, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Courreges, Trend Union and Premiere Vision. Contact: Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, associate professor of fashion design, (513) 556-5041

Sept. 5-16: Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Antwerp, Ghent, and Bruges, Belgium
"Rembrandt and Roses" is the theme for this trip led by UC communication professor Michael Porte. The tour will take in an international flower show that happens only once every 10 years, called the Floriade, in Amsterdam. The 19 travelers, including two undergraduate students, will visit museums, tour canals by boat, visit fishing villages, eat at the famous Spaander's restaurant, visit The Hague, view famous Dutch masters at the museum and tour Reubens' house, as well as take side trips to Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges in Belgium.

Sept. 16-Dec. 14: International Quarter Abroad Program in Linz, Austria
Accounting professor J. Timothy Sale will lead 10 undergraduates and one master's student from the College of Business Administration on a quarter-long program. The students will study at Johannes Kepler Univerity, Linz.

Sept. 12-20, Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain
Eleven MBA students from the College of Business Administration will join associate professor of management Lawrence Gales on an International Seminars Program in Toulouse, France, and Barcelona, Spain. Five days will be spent in Toulouse. Three days will be devoted to business in Barcelona.

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