Summer 2011 Study Abroad -- Sustainable Europe
- Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North
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
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?"
The program includes classroom discussions in Riva San Vitale (Switzerland), one
overnight trip, and two day trips.
February 1, 2011. Space is limited, registration will be on a
first-come/first-enrolled basis from qualified applicants, until all spaces are
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
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
*Health Insurance- $50
*Books and supplies- $50
A non-refundaable deposit of $750 is due immediately upon acceptance. The
balance of the program fee will be due by April 10, 2011.
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.
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
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,
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
CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Ralph Buehler, Instructor
Ralph Hall, Instructor
University of Virginia:
Suzanne Moomaw, Instructor
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@...
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