M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

International Exchange Programs

The Rinker School values the study abroad experience as a valuable part of the college career and, accordingly, offers four exchange programs for its students. The objectives of these programs are to:

  • Enhance the quality of education for Rinker School students through international exchange programs, promote international understanding, and encourage cross-cultural learning through a direct immersion experience
  • Facilitate student mobility and the internationalization of the UF campus and curriculum
  • Allow students access to the academic programs, support systems, and benefits of the host institutions

The student exchange programs include:


Australia Exchange Program

Students can visit either the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne) or the Queensland Institute of Technology (Brisbane) for either the Fall or Spring semester.

If you would like to attend one of the Australia exchange programs, please contact Charles Kibert, 342 Rinker Hall, ckibert@ufl.edu, (352) 273-1189.

After contacting Dr. Kibert, you will need to fill out the online application on the UF International Center’s website. The individual pages also include links to each institution’s website, application deadlines, and financial information.


Germany Exchange Program

Students can attend Hochschule Ostwestfalen Lippe in Detmold, Germany for three or seven weeks over the summer semester. The courses are taught in English. Please note that the Germany Exchange program is currently approved for graduate students.

For additional information, please contact Robert Ries, Rinker Hall 311, rries@dcp.ufl.edu, (352) 273-1150.

After contacting Dr. Ries, you will need to fill out the application on the UF International Center’s website. Their page also includes links to each institution’s website, deadline dates, and financial information.


Hong Kong Exchange Program

Students will spend a semester, either Fall or Spring, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. The courses are taught in English.

If you would like to attend the Hong Kong exchange program, please contact Abdol Chini, Rinker Hall 304, chini@ufl.edu, (352) 273-1150.

After contacting Dr. Chini, you will need to fill out the application on the UF International Center’s website. The page includes links to the institution’s website, deadlines, dates, and financial information.


Singapore Exchange Program

Students will spend a semester, either Fall or Spring, at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. The courses are taught in English. Please note that the Singapore Exchange program is currently approved for graduate students.

If you are interested in studying in Singapore, please contact Ian Flood, Rinker Hall 338, flood@ufl.edu, (352) 273-1159.

After contacting Dr. Flood, you will need to fill out the application on the UF International Center’s website. The page also includes links to the institutes’ website, application deadlines, and financial information.