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  • Locations: Graz, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Program Type: U of A Exchange
Credit Type: U of A Credit Open to non-U of A students?: No
Credit Hours Available: 3 Credit Hours Program Duration: 2 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:
Overview
This summer school program is offered by our partner institution, TUGraz, for undergraduate and graduate students in food science. This multidisciplinary summer short course at Graz Technical University (GTU) in Graz, Austria, promotes international awareness and understanding of how the application of chemical, physical and biological principles with the culinary arts can maximize food quality. This new program offers cultural and academic experiences beyond learning in the traditional classroom. View the program flyer to learn more about excursions and highlights for this trip.


Location
Graz is a beautiful city in the southeast of Austria, with a long tradition of culture and science. In 2003 Graz was the European Capital of Culture and is now part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It has been listed by the UNESCO world heritage centre due to its characteristic architecture, exhibiting a harmonic blend of the styles from the middle ages until the 18th century and influenced from the many neighbouring regions of central and mediterranean Europe.

The city is compact and the most important sights are within walking distance from the main square (“Hauptplatz”). Kepler, Boltzmann, Nernst and Schrödinger are some of the most famous scientists who worked at the universities of Graz. You can find out more about Graz at www.graztourism.at.


Academics
A weekly calendar can be found at http://www.analytchem.tugraz.at/summerschool/?page_id=30. Course topics include:
Costs
Students will be enrolled in 3 hours of credit in U of A Bumpers College during the summer semester. Additionally, students will be assessed a program fee for their participation (fee covers all documents, housing (based on shared twin bed room), all excursions, coffee breaks during the morning lectures, final cooking event). Students are responsible for the study abroad fee, international health insurance, round-trip airfare, local transportation, passport, food, and personal expenses. Click on the Budget sheet above for a full break-down of expected costs for the summer.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.  Bumpers College students should apply for Bumpers College Study Abroad Grants. 

And all students should read through our scholarship page for more funding opportunities and deadlines.  Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your summer in Austria.

Additional Information
Housing
The students will stay in the OeAD Guesthouse which is in walking distance (300 m, 4 min) from the lecture halls. It offers double rooms within a living community: 16-23 m² in size. All rooms offer: free high-speed internet access, bedding provided (blanket, pillow, bed linen), cleaning service, access to cooking facilities in shared kitchen (including cooking and table ware). A few single rooms at extra costs are available. Rooms are reserved from 8th July and students have the opportunity to stay in the guesthouse till the end of July at no extra charge.

For assistance with academic expectations, course information, etc., contact:
Dr. Jean-Francois Meullenet
Food Science
jfmeull@uark.edu
479-575-6919