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European Aviation Past, Present, and Future

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Germany, UK, France, Multiple Countries (France, Germany, United Kingdom)
Course # SA 10901
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 05/25/19 to 06/08/19

Multiple Countries Map
Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Program Leader

Name Dr Brian Kozak

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

May 20 to June 9, 2019 (Maymester) 

The program will primarily visit the United Kingdom, France, and Germany with optional side trips to Andorra, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.  In order to promote openness, curiosity, and mentorship, this program is limited to 20 students.

Emphasis will be placed on aviation related sites such as museums, aviation manufacturing and repair facilities, airports, flight testing, and research institutions.  This program will also tour the Airbus aircraft factory in Toulouse, France.  Also, other important sites related to European and human history such as the Dachau concentration camp outside Munich and preserved historical villages will be visited.  We will also take city tours in London, Paris, Toulouse, and Munich.

In addition to visiting different countries and site within Europe, we will collaborate with students and faculty from the Munich University of Applied Science (MuAS) in Munich, Germany.

Prior to traveling, the students will enroll in 3 credits AT 452 during the 2nd 8-week module of the Spring 2019 semester.  AT 452 is a preparation course for students participating in study abroad programs with the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.  During this once a week, 2-hour meeting, students will learn about: navigating foreign cities, customs of the countries they will visit, safety, listen to guest lectures given by international students, and important historical background of the sites they will visit.

During the program, students will enroll in 4 credits of AT 453.  AT 453 is the globalization course for students participating in study abroad programs with the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.  Assessment of this 4 credit hour program focusses on a written group document and presentation on the final day of the trip as well as an individual trip log, written assignments, and reflective portfolio.

This program will be open to all Purdue students. First priority will be students from the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology (SATT) in the Aviation Management, Airport Management and Operations, Airline Management and Operations, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aeronautical Engineering Technology majors.

International students are welcome.  However, they are responsible for coordination of visas within the Schengen Zone and United Kingdom.

Approximate cost before any scholarships is $4,500.  US citizens are eligible for up to $1,500 in scholarships.


Program Leader: Dr. Brian Kozak


Program Co-Leader: Dr. Peng Hao Wang

Call outs NISW 220

Jan 15 4:30 pm

Jan 15 5:00 pm

Jan 16 11:30 am

Jan 16 noon

Academic Credit

7 Credits (3 in Spring 2019, 4 in Maymester 2018


Open to all students.

International Students: Check visa requirements for the United Kingdom and Schengen Zone before applying.  Since we are not studying at an European University, only a tourist visa is needed.

Program Cost

Approximately $4500 (waiting final approval from Study Abroad)

This program is eligible for the $1500 Purdue Moves Scholarship. US Citizen only.

All program related costs (travel, hotel, flights, buses, breakfast, entrances to museums are covered), the student is responsible for lunch, dinner, and any other additional tours beyound the scope of the program.  These costs are estimated to be ~$800 ($50 /day).  However, the additional costs may vary.

Application Deadline

Applications open now close when the trip is full or in late February. 

 A $500 non-refundable deposit and participation form will be due in early February to secure your spot in the program (this fee is a study abroad requirement and the funds will be used to pay for part of the program cost).  Email Dr Kozak for the form.

Final day to withdraw from the program is late February (will with lose the $500 deposit).  Withdrawal on or after March 1, you will be resonsible for the full program cost.




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