Michael Logar ’18

Mike Logar at Glacier Grey in Chile

During his year in Chile in the International Engineering Program, Michael Logar traveled to the famous Grey Glacier in the southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Photo courtesy of Michael Logar

Michael Logar ’18 is enjoying his work as a port and coastal engineer for an international engineering firm in Boston. “I love the fact that every day I get the opportunity to work on challenging projects in the dynamic coastal environment,” he says.

As a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he is well prepared for his job. He majored in ocean engineering and Spanish through URI’s dual degree, five-year International Engineering Program (IEP).

The program includes a full year studying abroad, which includes a semester of study at one of URI’s partner universities, followed by a 6-month paid professional internship at an international engineering company or a research institute in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, or Asia.

As an IEP student, Michael lived in Chile for 13 months. During the first 7 months, he studied engineering and Spanish in Valparaíso, Chile, where he took courses in tsunamis and wave mechanics. Following that, he worked as a coastal engineering intern for an engineering firm for 6 months in Santiago, Chile. He graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and a B.A. in Spanish.