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Victor Saouma

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Structural Analysis of Iconic Structures (Paris, France)
 

Did you study abroad as a student? What was your international experience like?

Studied at the American University in Beirut for my BS.
High school was a French Lycee in Rome, Italy.

Victor SaoumaWhy should Engineering majors study abroad?

Broaden their mind and realize that there is more than one US-centric approach to do things.

Why is Paris such an excellent location for your Global Seminar?

Cultural capital of the world, home to many iconic structures that lend themselves to be a vector of study for Structural Engineers.

What aspect of this program do you look forward to the most?

Bring excitement to initially unmotivated students.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Dare to be adventurous while studying.