Study Abroad

For summer 2019 the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) is looking to expand the UNM-GEO (Global Education Office) study abroad program to include not only students from CCEE but also the UNM School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Water Resources, and the Honors College. Planned travel includes Germany and Holland for a study abroad program on the topic of Resilience of European Infrastructure.

The program will include two courses. The first, led by Mr. Michael Gonzalez, is titled, Resiliency and Reconstruction of Transportation Systems, and will be offered in Berlin and Munich, Germany. The students will be exposed to the history of infrastructure construction techniques in Europe with an emphasis on the resiliency of transportation systems associated with the country’s reunification, population growth, and urban development. The second course, led by Dr. Mark Stone, is titled, Life Below Sea Level: How the Dutch Have Learned to Live with Water. The course will explore the Dutch relationship with water resources engineering and flood control including innovations through canals and windmills, sea walls and storm barriers, and flood resilience through coastal and river restoration.

The study abroad program will be offered each summer with a similar program in Germany and Holland in the future.  For further information, please contact either Mr. Gonzalez at or Dr. Stone at 

Here is a description of the 2019 program.

students at bridge     students in Italy

students on steps    students walking Holland  

institute water education