The course is open to all majors. Students will travel to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai to study alternative energy and to experience China’s 5,000 years of unique culture and history. The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering will offer a 2012 summer study abroad course in China, MEEN 4110: Alternative Energy Sources.
The study abroad program features invited lectures from some of China’s most distinguished professors. Topics that will be covered during the program include:
Students will also visit the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines and solar PV panels, and they will live for free for one week in UNT’s Zero-Energy House in Beijing.
Studying abroad is a rewarding experience that offers lifelong benefits, and every interaction is an opportunity to learn and to share your culture with others. Students who study abroad enjoy sightseeing while completing interesting, innovative classwork and research in other countries.
Some of the most rewarding parts of study abroad trips include:
Studying abroad also translates into tangible lifelong benefits. International experience is an impressive part of any resume and improves a student’s academic, professional and financial potential by expanding cross-cultural interpersonal skills and global-mindedness. It shows adaptability in unfamiliar environments, ability to learn from different teaching styles and communication skills among diverse groups.
You can also meet with a study abroad officer in the UNT Study Abroad Office. They work to make study abroad programs more affordable, safe, diverse and relevant to every UNT student and are ready to help you start your global journey today.