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New program offers exchange of infrastructure knowledge

Earthquake damage in northern Italy, 2012.A new study abroad program in CEGE will enable Ohio State students to learn with and from their peers at the University of Udine, located in Udine, Italy. Drs. Linda Weavers, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Halil Sezen, Professor of Structural Engineering, believe that the the Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure in Italy program will increase knowledge of current infrastructure challenges and opportunuties in both Italy and the U.S. and encourage collaboration among future engineering leaders.

Ohio State students in this program will learn about sustainable and resilient infrastructure prior to travel to Italy from June 26, 2017 - July 7, 2017. During their excursions to the cities of Udine, Venice and Pavia, Buckeye engineering students will visit historical sites and meet with Italian officials as well as their student counterparts from The University of Udine.

The canals of Venice.In Venice, which is building a flood barrier to protect the city from flooding, students and faculty will discuss construction of the city and its flood barrier as well as Venice's many historical sights.


EUCENTRE testing facilities, Pavia.

In Pavia, students will visit the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EURCENTRE), a non-profit organization that promotes, supports and develops research and training in the field of risk mitigation. Students will learn how this unique center tests structural components of built infrastructure and works to improve design of structural elements. 

Interested students may apply for the progam until January 4, 2017.

Apply via buckeyelink.

Learn more about his education abroad opportunity:

Office of International Affairs website

CEGE progam contacts:

Professor Linda Weavers (

Professor Halil Sezen (


Find other global engineering opportunities:

College of Engineering International Programs


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