University of California, Riverside

Summer Study Abroad

2014 Switzerland

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Lausanne, Switzerland

August 4-30, 2014

                              Embedded Systems Education in Switzerland 

Have you ever wanted to travel to Switzerland?  This exciting 4-week program provides an international experience for upper-division students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.  Students who participate in this program will travel to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on the shores of Lake Geneva. At EPFL, students will take two upper-division computer science and electrical engineering courses for credit.  

The basic eligibility requirements for the courses are:

(1) Good standing in terms of GPA (e.g., at least 2.5; preferably 3.0) 

(2) Upper division standing 

(3) All prerequisites for CS/EE 120B or CS 179J are satisfied. (Students from non-UCR campuses will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

In addition to an academic opportunity, this program offers a variety of enticing cultural activities, including:

  • 4-week stay in the beautiful city of Lausanne
    (a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland and the second largest city on Lake Geneva)
  • Excursions to nearby cities and towns, such as Geneva, Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, and Évian (France)
  • Visit the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and tour the Olympic Museum
  • Cultural activities, including museum trips, concerts, and film and music festivals
  • Exposure to Swiss culture and food

EPFL has many world-class faculty members whose research and teaching emphasizes topics that are synergistic with the proposed course offerings.  


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