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|Program Sponsor:||DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia|
|Restrictions:||Gustavus applicants only|
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|Program Provider:||DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad||Program Term(s):||Semester/Year|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Junior||Minimum GPA:||3.00|
|Prerequisites:||No||Previous Language Study Req?:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language courses offered:||Danish|
|Housing Options:||Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other||Areas of Study:||Earth Science, Environmental Studies, Management, Sustainability, Sustainable Development|
|Program Design:||Study Center, Theme based||Additional Program Options:||Field Study, Volunteer|
Sustainable development is one of the most important discourses of the 21st century, as it affects social, political, and economic spheres. Join the debate and discover the Danish and European stakeholders strategizing the sustainability agenda.
- Visit some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen, such as Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, the NGO Energy Crossroads, and urban gardens
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies, from off-shore wind power to urban redevelopment
- Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on your classroom experiences, field studies, and study tour visits
The program is right for you if you study environmental studies, public policy, general environmental affairs, and have a passion for sustainability and conservation.
Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
You will explore a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policies in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial planning of sustainability, you will delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway or Sweden
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Visit disabroad.org for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses!
For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.