Globalization of Technology in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, July 14 - July 28, 2012
This course will provide a deep and meaningful understanding of the globalization of technology in South Asia with a focus on renewable energy technology such as wind turbine and solar power. Students will travel to Bangladesh to be familiarized with the learning processes in higher education institutions. The course includes classroom lectures, team projects, and visits to local industries to observe operation of technological processes and systems. Students will also visit historical and cultural sites to develop deep understanding of history and society in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, meaning "Bengal nation," is a low-lying country formed by the alluvial plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system—the largest delta in the world. The rivers' annual floods bring silt to renew farmland fertility, often creating new islands in the delta that are quickly claimed as farmland. While the majority of the world may consider Bangladesh to be a frying pan–flat country, within this flat framework are primeval swamps in tiger-filled Sundarbans National Park, the unseen relics of long-forgotten Buddhist kingdoms in Rangamati, lush and lurid tea plantations around Srimangal, tribal groups with Burmese faces, glorious beaches at Cox's Bazar that stretch for eternity, freshwater dolphins and deep-water whales, and some of the most open-hearted people you will ever have the honor to meet. This is a country where genuine adventure is not just a possibility but a certainty. You can chug down mile-wide, slug-brown rivers on a 19th-century riverboat, fish with otters, and hunt for the world’s deadliest honey. All this in a country whose loftiest peak is as tall as the highest mountain in Scotland.
It just goes to show how much the world has to learn about the trendsetting, breathtaking and hard-working country that is Bangladesh.
This course is taught by Dr. Quamrul Mazumder, professor from the Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics department.
Eligibility & Prerequisites
- All undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply
- All majors are eligible to apply
- Guest students are eligible to apply
- No GPA requirements.
This is a 3-credit course being offered in the Summer 2012 term. Students are required to register for one of the following courses:
- INT 394 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (undergraduate)
- INT 594 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (graduate)
- EGR 394 - Globalization of Technology (undergraduate)
The cost of this program is $3,769. This includes
- Round-trip airline ticket to and from Bangladesh
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, and occasional dinners)
- Health Insurance
- Cultural Activities
- Transportation in Bangladesh
There is a $300 enrollment deposit required at the time of application. Students are required to submit full payment of program fee by March 9, 2012. To determine an estimate of all costs, please click here to download a sample budget form.
NOTE*: Not included in the program fee: Tuition Charges, Passport, and Visa
Application deadline: December 16, 2011
50% of program fee: February 17, 2012
Remainder of program fee: March 9, 2012
Cancelations & Refunds
Students who withdraw on or before February 17, 2012 are eligible to receive $200 from the enrollment deposit. Any withdrawals must be done in writing and submitted to the Office of Study Abroad. There will be no refunds after February 17, 2012. Students who withdraw after February 17, 2012 will be responsible for paying the full program fee.
Scholarships are available to eligible students. To learn more and apply, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Quamrul Mazumder
Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics
207 Murchie Science Building
* Fees are subject to change due to currency exchange rates