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2012 July course
Water Resources Engineering and Watershed Management

Goal:  equal mix of US and Brazilian students, studying, living, travelling together; with shared instruction by US and Brazilian faculty (in English).

Result:  new perspectives on water resources engineering study and practice, meaningful cross-cultural experience, a glimpse of Brazil, new friends, new places --  and 6 credits towards graduation!

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·         Faculty-led program  (Dr. Conrad Heatwole   heatwole@vt.edu)

·         Instruction in English

·         6 credits satisfy BSE degree requirements:

·         BSE 4304 Nonpoint source modeling and management  (3cr)

·         BSE 4984 Water Resources Engineering and Watershed Management

·         Partnership with 3 Brazilian schools and Univ of Florida

·         Course work, field work

·         Weekend trips for technical, cultural, and environmental learning

 

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·         $1000  Scholarship for 2012 for Virginia Tech BSE students – (Pratt Foundation) 

 

More information…

Application (doc)
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Apply by March 5 to be considered for $1000 Pratt scholarship (8 avail.) **

Information sheet  (pdf)

Information with photos  (pdf)

FAQ

 

 

 

Semester Exchange Program

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Information   (pdf)

Application   (doc)

 

This option is suitable for any engineering focus. 

 

** $3800  FIPSE Fellowships available for Fall2012 and Spr2013 **

 

Please see Dr. Heatwole (heatwole@vt.edu) as soon as possible to review your courses and goals and decide on the best semester for you to study in Brazil.