Study Abroad

Dates have been announced for the 2020 Study Abroad Program!  The dates are May 30-June 28, 2020.  From June 1-5, students will be in Berlin, Germany.  From June 8-12, the location will be Munich, Germany.  Then June 15-19, study is in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, followed by June 22-26 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The courses are the same as listed below.  For more information, visit the program website,; search "Germany" "Faculty-Led". 

For summer 2019 the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) expanded 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. Travel included Germany and Holland for a study abroad program on the topic of Resilience of European Infrastructure.

The program included two courses. The first, led by Mr. Michael Gonzalez, titled, Resiliency and Reconstruction of Transportation Systems, was offered in Berlin and Munich, Germany. The students were 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, was titled, Life Below Sea Level: How the Dutch Have Learned to Live with Water. The course explored 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