Netherlands: Sustainable Urban Transportation (Closed)
- Summer 2 Semester - June 30 - August 3, 2013
- Summer 2 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Faculty Leader: Prof. Peter Furth (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Terms: Summer II
CIVE 4566 (4 credits) Design for Sustainable Urban Transportation: European and U.S. Perspectives
INTL 4944 (4 credits) Dialogue of Civilizations: Globalization and Social Sciences
The Civil & Environmental Engineering department is offering a faculty-led program to Netherlands for engineering credit.
Students study Dutch urban transportation planning and Dutch bikeways, transit systems, and road systems (with their emphasis on safety) to learn how citizens of a country as affluent as the US drive their cars half as much as we do, ride bikes 40 times as much, ride trains 10 times as much, and kill 1/3 as many people (per capita) on roads. Based in Delft, close by the Hague and Rotterdam, students will ride bicycles daily for commuting, errands, and class field trips. Student project document Dutch practices in transportation planning and apply those principles to a Boston-area design project. For projects completed in 2011 and 2012, see http://wiki.coe.neu.edu/groups/nl2011transpo/
- CIVE 4566 (4 credits) Design for Sustainable Urban Transportation: European and U.S. Perspectives
- INTL 4944 (4 credits) Dialogue of Civilizations: Globalization and Social Sciences
Delft University of Technology
There are no hard requirements; students may be from any major. Selected students usually have a high grade point average and / or a demonstrated interest in transportation planning.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that after prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leader
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Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Students stay in a hostel in the old city of Delft. Internet provided both at the hostel and at the university. Students will have bicycles for riding to the university, for class field trips, and for getting around.
We will stay in Delft and make field trips to at least 9 cities and towns. For nearbydestinations, we will travel by bicycle or tram; for more distant cities, by train with local bike rental.