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Summer 2011 Study Abroad -- Sustainable Europe

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  • Anne Koeller
    Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North America Summer 2011 June 28-July 23, 2011 Summary of Program Part 1: History and
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2010
      Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North
      America
      Summer 2011
      June 28-July 23, 2011
      Summary of Program
      Part 1: "History and Theory of Contemporary Sustainable Development: Can
      Europe Become the Most Competitive, Dynamic and Sustainable Economy in the
      World?"
      Part 2: "Sustainable Local Community and Economic Development in the Age of
      Globalization: Competing While Preserving Cultural Identities?"
      Part 3: "Making Urban Transport Sustainable: How Do European Cities Promote
      Walking, Cycling and Public Transport?"

      Location
      The program includes classroom discussions in Riva San Vitale (Switzerland), one
      overnight trip, and two day trips.


      Application Deadline
      February 1, 2011. Space is limited, registration will be on a
      first-come/first-enrolled basis from qualified applicants, until all spaces are
      filled.


      Dates of Program
      June 28*- July 23, 2011 (subject to change)
      *Students should leave North America on June 27, in order to arrive on June 28.
      Classes begin June 29 in the morning. Classes end July 22. July 23 is the
      departure date.


      Cost
      The program fee is approximately $4,500. It includes housing and three meals
      per day, transportation costs and lodging for field trips, and administrative
      costs. Students will also be charged summer tuition, and will be expected to
      cover their own out-of-pocket expenses.

      Personal expenses are estimated as follows:
      *Round-trip airline ticket- $1,000
      *Passport/Visa- $150
      *Health Insurance- $50
      *Books and supplies- $50
      *Personal expenses-$400
      A non-refundaable deposit of $750 is due immediately upon acceptance. The
      balance of the program fee will be due by April 10, 2011.


      Financial Aid
      Education abroad financial aid may be available for Virginia Tech students.
      Contact the University Office of international Outreach, Education and
      Development (OIRED) for more information.


      Student Housing
      Housing and three meals per day are provided in Virginia Tech's campus in
      Switzerland, known as villa Maderni. Students usually stay in double, triple,
      or quadruple rooms. One night trip and two day trips are included in the
      program.

      Credits: 6 credits

      Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students. Open to all majors
      (minimum 2.5 GPA). This program is coordinated with the University of Virginia.
      Students from other universities must apply under the Commonwealth Student
      Program. Please contact us for further information.


      Housing: Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA) in Riva San Vitale,
      Switzerland

      ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
      Ralph Buehler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at
      Virginia Tech’s Alexandria Center, VA. He specializes in international
      comparative planning and policy with a focus on sustainable urban transport.

      Ralph Hall, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in
      Blacksburg, VA. He specializes in sustainable development, with a focus on
      transport planning and decision-making in developed countries, and rural water
      supply and sanitation services in developing countries.
      Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor in Urban +
      Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. Her academic interests
      are in community and economic development in neighborhood, regional, and global
      arenas with a particular emphasis on the role of citizens in designing their
      own future.

      CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
      Virginia Tech:
      Ralph Buehler, Instructor
      Email: ralphbu@...
      Ralph Hall, Instructor
      Email: rphall@...
      University of Virginia:
      Suzanne Moomaw, Instructor
      Email: swm2x@...

      For applications and more information:
      Education Abroad/OIRED 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131 Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone
      (540) 231-5888 Fax (540) 231-5164 Email: vtabroad@...
      APPLY ONLINE!
      http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu





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