UVA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have created a new undergraduate summer student research internship program in South Korea. Rising Third Year and Fourth Year engineering students are invited to apply. Participants will conduct research for 6-8 weeks in a supervised laboratory with fully dedicated faculty. Up to four students will be selected into the program each year. Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology (founded in 2004) is a modern, fully equipped research institution specializing in science and engineering.
DGIST is located in a country-like setting in Daegu - South Korea’s third largest city.
Special Topics in Engineering
(ENGR 4595; 1 or 3 credits)
Program participants may receive academic credit by registering for ENGR 4595 Special Topics in Engineering. Participants may choose the amount of academic credit they will receive, ranging from 1-3 credit hours. Students opting for one credit hour are required to submit a brief summary of their experience with the program, as well as a 2-3 page summary of the research conducted while at DGIST. Participants electing to receive higher amounts of credit are required to submit a more detailed technical report. Reports should be submitted to Prof. Dana Elzey, who will serve as the instructor of record and UVA academic advisor for participants registering for ENGR 4595. Students may use ENGR 4595 (3 crs) to meet unrestricted elective requirements, or they may petition their department for use as a technical elective. Any questions concerning academic credit, or the requirements for receiving credit, should be directed to Prof. Elzey.
Students may opt to complete this program on a non-credit basis.
Dana Elzey | firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in the processing, properties and mechanics of composites, modeling and optimization of microstructure evolution during processing, and active cellular materials.
Accommodation and Meals
Students will be housed in modern, comfortable single-sex dormitories with access to a sports complex nearby. The dormitories are equipped with a kitchen, student lounges, and a fitness center.
Restaurants are available on campus with both Korean and international fare.
A health care center is available on campus for students to visit a nurse.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.