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Summer Academy in Engineering for Women - Austria

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: July 9 - 24, 2024
Location: Austria
Estimated Cost: $1,200 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: $1,500 /$2,500 (TB) Bursary amount will not exceed program fee issued by the partner
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


The International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women is an intensive two-week program combining sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. The program also includes the topics of social, cross-cultural and gender issues discussed through lectures, seminars and workshops. Participants will also partake in a social/cultural program with site visits to attractions in Upper Austria. The International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women is open to women between the ages of 17-26. The academy will take place July 9 - 24, 2024.


  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Austria.


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Student application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

July 9 - 24, 2024  - International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women in Austria

August 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to female students, between the ages of 17 and 26, in all Engineering Technology programs at NSCC.  Students  must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

Travel advice and advisories

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $1200
Airfare (estimate) - student responsibility $1950
Passport and any associated travel documents &  fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through - student responsibility $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200- $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (will vary depending on travel distance to airport) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200

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