Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

International Engineering: Collaboration on Hydrologic Modeling Applications in Central Mexico

Course Objective

The purpose of the Engineering study abroad program is to enable students to expand the technical skills they are learning in the class room to real life international applications.  As globalization of engineering continues the importance of developing the skills necessary to collaborate internationally becomes increasingly more important.  The study abroad program is a great opportunity for students to develop these skills as they work together with students from another country on hydrologic problems of real importance.  To learn more go to the BYU International Study Programs website.

Student Benefits of the Program The opportunity to spend a week in Mexico for 3 credit hours doesn't come very often.  Here are some of the benefits students enjoy from the trip.

  • Learn spanish in the engineering profession
  • Cultural international exposure
  • Vision of how you can make a difference in the world
  • Direct application of your education
  • Opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise
  • Learn to work as a team and collaborate as a group
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Professor-student mentored learning