The Italy, Switzerland, and Germany RSAP trip is back again for 2016! Similar to the route of similar years, the trip will include visits to Italy (Bologna, Milan), Switzerland (Lucerne), and Germany (Munich, Heidelberg). A variety of engineering company visits and cultural experiences will be included at each stage of travel. The group will be accompanied by a local guide familiar with the region as well as Virginia Tech engineering faculty members to maximize students' experiential learning in cultural and engineering contexts.

The approximate cost for this trip would be $4,000 and includes airfare, program fee, lodging, some meals, and all in-country travel; scholarships are available.

Sample Itinerary

For more information about the Europe track, please contact Dr. David Knight (

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