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.