Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Engineering Jordan: Water in an Arid Land Study Abroad *Application deadline extended to 3/15*

Are you interested in water resources and environmental engineering?  Do you want to learn how it's done in other parts of the world?
Apply now for "Engineering Jordan: Water in an Arid Land" Study Abroad to take place August 26 – September 21, 2013.  

The application deadline has been extended to close March 15, 2013.  Students will earn 5 credits of CEE 497 or CEE 597 for graduate students.  This study abroad is open for all UW students. 

For more information (including pictures from last year), see, or contact Professor Heidi Gough at

Water is a scarce commodity and in short supply in many parts of the world.  This course will examine the engineered water cycle in Jordan by studying (1) current and historic water resources in Jordan, (2) drinking water treatment and distribution in Jordan including the use of cisterns and desalination, (3) treatment of warm, concentrated wastewater including efforts for safe reuse, and (4) plans in Jordan for meeting future challenges.  Students will interact with the faculty and students of the Jordan University for Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan, which will act as a base for class meetings and discussions.

Why should you take this study abroad class?
1.       Study a topic not offered through on-campus classes.
2.       Increase your global awareness of environmental issues.
3.       Gain an edge with employers who are looking for students with international experience.