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  • Locations: Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Berigan, Kelly, Miner, Shannon Program Director: Aanstoos, James
Housing Options: Other Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: EE 489 X, EE 589 X, GEOL 489 X, GEOL 589 X, MTEOR 489 X, MTEOR 589 X, NREM 489 X, NREM 589 X
Program Description:
Introduction to Satellite Imaging of the Earth

May 5 - 13, 2018 (tentative)

Course credit options: 
EE 489, MTEOR 498, or GEOL 498 
 (3 credits) or MTEOR/GEOL/EE 598 (3 credits)

This program will start at Iowa State University as a second-half spring semester online class and will finish in the London area of Guildford, England the first week and half of summer.  Participants will have ample time to explore satellite imaging, England, and return to the U.S. for summer internships.

Study how satellites view and measure properties on Earth using visible light, infrared and thermal energy, imaging radar, and lasers.

Learn how these images are used in different applications including: disaster response, precision agriculture, geology, forestry.The fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation are presented without extensive mathematics (no calculus required).

Explore. Students will tour the Surrey Space Center (SSC) and the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) company where satellites are manufactured and controlled in orbit. SSC faculty will give seminars. Tours of Salisbury, Stonehenge, the British Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, and other sites in and around London included.

 Satellite Imaging @ Kepler'17

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Quick Facts
  • Campus is a 10-15 minute walk from the city Centre and train station.
  • Guildford is 30 miles southwest of London.
  • Travel to Europe is very accessible.
  • England's beautiful south coast is close by; the seaside city of Brighton is popular with international visitors and UK nationals alike.
  • Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

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  • Historic places: Hampton Court, Windsor Castle.
  • Theme parks: Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures.
  • The best shopping in the southeastern United Kingdom.

May 5 -
Arrive in Guildford

May 6-10 -
Tour University of Surrey
Seminars with Surrey Space Centre
Tour Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) - satellite manufacturing facility

May 10-13 -
Site visits and cultural activities

May 13 -

University of Surrey Info Session Summer 2018.pdf

For more information contact:
Faculty Program Director
Dr. Jim Aanstoos (

This program is currently not accepting applications.