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UVA Engineering: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Daegu, South Korea (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer I,
Summer II
Budget Sheets Summer,
Summer I,
Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: The Summer II session is for students planning to earn 3 credit for their research. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Participants will coordinate their program dates with DGIST faculty after acceptance.
Summer I 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: The Summer I session is for students planning to earn 1 credit for their research. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Participants will coordinate their program dates with DGIST faculty after acceptance.
Summer 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: The session titled "Summer" is for students not planning to earn credit for their research. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Participants will coordinate their program dates with DGIST faculty after acceptance.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Enrollment Restricted to: School of Engineering and Applied Science Housing: University dormitory
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Combination
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
Engineering
Program Description:
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UVA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have created a new undergraduate summer student research program in South Korea. Rising Third Year and Fourth Year engineering students are invited to apply. Participants will conduct research for 6-8 weeks in a supervised laboratory with fully dedicated faculty. Up to four students will be selected into the program each year. Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology is a modern, fully equipped research institution specializing in science and engineering. Founded in 2004, DGIST is located in a country-like setting in Daegu - South Korea’s third largest city.
 

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Accommodations
Students will be housed in modern, comfortable single-sex dormitories with  access to a sports complex nearby. The dormitories are equipped with a kitchen, student lounges and a fitness center.

Restaurants are available on campus with both Korean and international fare.

A health care center is available on campus for students to visit a nurse.

 

Special Topics in Engineering
(ENGR 4595; 1 or 3 credits)

Program participants may receive academic credit by registering for ENGR 4595 Special Topics in Engineering. Participants may choose the amount of academic credit they will receive, ranging from 1-3 credit hours. Students opting for one credit hour are required to submit a brief summary of their experience with the program, as well as a 2-3 page summary of the research conducted while at DGIST. Participants electing to receive higher amounts of credit are required to submit a more detailed technical report. Reports should be submitted to Prof. Dana Elzey, who will serve as the instructor of record and UVA academic advisor for participants registering for ENGR 4595. Students may use ENGR 4595 (3 crs) to meet unrestricted elective requirements, or they may petition their department for use as a technical elective. Any questions concerning academic credit, or the requirements for receiving credit, should be directed to Prof. Elzey.

Cost
Students are responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining their visa. UVA students are required to purchase emergency medical and accident insurance.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. Program participants may walk several miles per day. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

Faculty
Program director Dana Elzey, elzey@virginia.edu, is Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in the processing, properties and mechanics of composites, modeling and optimization of microstructure evolution during processing, and active cellular materials.