If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

ME 270 Basic Mechanics I in Italy

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Florence, Italy
Course # SA 10522
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2023 05/07/23 to 06/03/23

Program Leader

Name Chuck Krousgrill
Email krousgri@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed


Program Description

Join Prof. Charles Krousgrill in Florence, Italy in May 2023.  He will be offering ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I.  This is the same course taught on the Purdue campus but in a condensed version.  Class will be 9am-12pm each week day with afternoon homework and help sessions.  Evenings and weekends are free to explore Florence and other locations.  A Purdue TA will be on site to help with homework and study sessions. 

Cultural activities include: Day trip to Pisa and Lucca, Day trip to Sienna, guest lecture on Leonardo's inventions, tour of Duomo complex, Leonardo Museum, Florence practical walking tour and Art History tour

Students will be housed in shared apartments througout Florence and class will be held at the CEA Learning Center.  

Preliminary Itinerary- Still subject to change:  Cultural excursions and Day trips will be scheduled at later date: 

May 7-Depart the USA 

May 8- Arrive in Florence, transfer to housing, day to rest 

May 9-Orientation, Florence walking tour, Art History walking tour, Welcome meal

May 10- Classes begin- 9am-12pm- Afternoons for homework and study sessions 

May 11-12- Class in the morning 

May 13-14- Free weekend 

May 15-19-Daily class and study sessions

May 20-21-Free weekend 

May 22-26-Daily class and study sessions 

May 27-29- Free long weekend 

May 30-June 1- Daily Class and study sessions 

June 2- Final exam- Farewell dinner 

June 3- Students free to leave any time. 





Academic Credit

Receive 3 credits for ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I.  This course must be in your plan of study to be eligible.  Please check with your academic advisor to be sure you are eligible. 

This course will work for: 
(You must confirm with your academic advisor)

Mechanical Engineering-Core Class

Industrial Engineering-Required Course

Civil Engineering (counts for CE 297 Basic Mechanics I Statics )

Electrical & Computer Engineering-Engineering Breadth Selective

Nuclear Engineering-Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements



Open to all Engineering students who are required to take ME 27000 in their Plan of Study.  Check with your academic advisor if you are unsure how this course will fit into your plan of study.  Students must be in good academic standing.  No students on academic probation.  

Students must successfully complete all prerequisites with grade requirements prior to the start of the program. 



Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated cost is $4300 which includes:  all housing, airport pick up, academic credits, Welcome and Farewell meals, all class activities,  all cultural excursions and activities on the itinerary with entrance fees, day trips, and international health insurance. 

Additional expenses:  Airfare, meals, Passport, Visa (if required, not for US Citizens), personal spending money, and personal travel and activities

Check the "Financial Resources" tab above for information on the Purdue Moves Scholarship and eligibility. 

**There is no financial obligation to apply.  Students will not be financially committed until after acceptance and a deposit is made**

Application Deadline

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until program is at capacity.  20 spots available. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.