March 10, 2014

SEC Engineering Students Study Abroad in Italy

SEC engineering students attend the Politecnico di Torino in Italy each spring
SEC engineering students attend the Politecnico di Torino in Italy each spring

By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

Fifteen Southeastern Conference (SEC) engineering students have traveled to Italy to study at the Politecnico di Torino this semester. As part of a renewable agreement, Italian engineering students have an opportunity to enroll at participating SEC universities each fall, and SEC engineering students study in Italy each spring.

Supported by SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference, the exchange program allows students to not only study abroad, but to personally grow and experience a way of life that is different from their own.

“I have been interested in studying abroad since I started college and was intrigued by this opportunity when I heard about it,” said Adam Osmon, a mechanical engineering major at the University of Arkansas. “This program seemed like a perfect fit because I get to live and travel in Europe while taking classes specific to my major.”

SECU seeks to increase the amount and type of education abroad opportunities for SEC students. In addition to this exchange program, SECU also supports a cooperative agreement that allows students from an SEC university the opportunity to access programs offered by other SEC universities.

Below is the list of SEC students attending the Politecnico di Torino this semester and their SEC universities.

Shanley Carlton, University of Alabama
Connor Ciment, University of Alabama
Jake Green, University of Alabama
Chloe McMahon, University of Alabama
Daniel Maldonado Soria Galvarro, University of Arkansas
Daniel Huck, University of Arkansas
Christian Jacquez, University of Arkansas
Adam Osmon, University of Arkansas
Jake Pitts, University of Arkansas
Joshua Vines, University of Arkansas
Micah Little, Mississippi State University
Zach Robbins, Mississippi State University
Michael Bailey, University of Tennessee
Caylin Bursch, University of Tennessee
David Luckett, University of Tennessee