Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing sustainability initiatives is a priority from energy consumption to food production. Join the debate and discover the stakeholders shaping the agenda.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Visit some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen, such as offshore windmill parks, district heating plants, and urban gardens
- Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on classroom experiences, Field Studies, and Study Tour visits
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to Danish and European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies
It’s a good fit if you study:
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Environmental Studies
- Food Science
- Public Policy
This course enhances your understanding of the divergent goals and complex processes associated with sustainable development from a European perspective. Specific focus is given to the interplay between social, political, and economic issues and environmental concern. You are introduced to a broad range of Danish and European stakeholders currently shaping the sustainability agenda, and encouraged to identify your own values and strategies for a sustainable future.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway
Visit our website for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses!
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at www.umrsc.org