We are excited to announce that 2017 will be the first offering of a 13-day international travel experience to Christchurch, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. Travelers will experience a number of breathtaking tours of natural and man-made structures with discussions provided by local engineering experts. In addition, connections with the University of Queensland in Brisbane will afford students an opportunity to interact with students and faculty from a different international institution. The group will be accompanied by Virginia Tech engineering faculty members throughout the trip to maximize students' experiential learning in cultural and engineering contexts.

The approximate cost for this trip would be $4,250 and includes airfare, program fee, lodging, some meals, and all in-country travel; scholarships are available.

Sample Itinerary

For more information about the New Zealand and Australia track, please contact Dr. David Knight (dbknight@vt.edu).

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