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ASCE Club visits Spain
Students from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Club at American University of Sharjah had an exciting trip to Spain January 21 to 29, facilitated by the Office of Student Affairs' Student Development and Organization Department.
During the trip, the 29 students visited four cities: Madrid, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona. The trip combined educational and entertaining tours of landmarks and sites in the four cities where the students got acquainted with the history, construction, design and architecture of the visited locations. In Madrid, the students saw the bridge of Segovia, the Royal Palace, the City Hall, Plaza de España and the city's famous avenues. In Cordoba's old town, the students saw Andalusian building structures and landmarks such as the Roman Bridge and the Great Mosque.
The trip also included a visit to Granada University's Civil Engineering Department, where the students visited laboratories and were briefed on research programs and projects by the civil engineering faculty. In Barcelona, the students visited the most famous tourist attractions, including the Sagrada Familia Church, Montjuïc hill, and Park Güell, one of the world's most intriguing parks.
"The ASCE trip to Spain was very successful in terms of gaining knowledge about Spain's historical landmarks, its famous architects and engineers and information about Granada University and its Civil Engineering Department. Students bonded really well throughout this trip and engaged in all of the activities scheduled. I wish we could go back in time to experience it all over again," said Ahmad Imadeddin Subeh a, senior civil engineering student and president of ASCE Club. "I would like to thank the Office of Student Affairs for its continuous support throughout the trip. Without their help, this trip would never have been successful. I would also like to thank the department for giving us an opportunity to represent AUS at another university," he added.
"This is the third international educational-cultural trip we have organized for our interest-oriented clubs/organizations," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. "Through these trips, students explore their common field of interest where they gain practical knowledge and skills outside the classroom. Being in a foreign setting adds to the learning experience and cultural understanding."