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ME 270 Basic Mechanics I in Rome

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Rome, Italy
Course # SA 10522
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/08/22 to 06/04/22

Program Leader

Name Chuck Krousgrill

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Join Professor Chuck Krousgrill in Rome, Italy for May 2022!  He will be teaching ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I.  This is the same core Engineering course offered on the Purdue campus.  

Basic itinerary: 

May 9- Depart the US for Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport (FCO Airport code) 

May 10-Arrive in Rome, airport pick-up, transfer to housing, free evening 

May 11-Extensive orientation, health & saftey information, City Tour, Welcome Meal 

May 12 and13-Class 9am-1pm, free evenings

May 14-15- Free weekend 

May 16-20-Daily class 9am-1pm, free afternoon and evening for homework and study sessions

May 21-22-Free weekend

May 23-26-Daily class 9am-1pm, free afternoon and evening for homework and study sessions

May 27,28,29-Free long weekend 

May 30-June 3-Daily class and final exam

June 4- Students are free to leave any time. 

*Other activities include: Rome City Tour, Pizza and Gelato Crawl, Bike ride on the Appian Way, Day trip to Pompeii, and a guest lecture on Italian culture.  One engineering focused site visit will be included.  Activities will be scheduled on week days after class sessions according to availability. 

*Students will be housed in shared apartments in Rome with other Purdue students.  

**There is no finanical obligation to apply.  If you are in applied status, we can keep you updated on course information**

All non-academic questions (travel, costs, itinerary, registration, etc.)  should be directed to Jill Churchill  All academic questions should be directed to Prof. Krousgrill. 



Academic Credit

Receive 3 credits for ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I.  This course must be required in your plan of study to be eligible.  


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. 

*While Purdue is not requiring vaccination agains COVID 19 (it's highly recommended) the travel provider, CEA is requiring that all participants be fully vaccinated prior to departure**


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 $3985

Program price will include: 3 academic credits, all in-country housing, airport pick-up upon arrival, Welcome and Farewell meal, City tour, extensive health & safetly orientation, Bike Ride on the Appian Way, Pizza and Gelato Crawl, Day trip to Pompeii, one engineering focused site visit,  Rome transportation pass, Farewell meal, and international health insurance.  

Additional expenses:  Airfare, meals, Passport, personal activites and personal spending money

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 reaches capacity.  24 spots available.  Professor Krousgrill makes all acceptance deccisions. 

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.

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