Program Details

Trek across Sweden and Denmark, learning and experiencing how sustainable urban design can be put into practice. Apply your experience to solve problems back home.
Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Engage with the creative and technical field of urban design in two of the world’s most sustainable countries. As you trek across Denmark and Sweden experience how sustainability and holistic planning have converged with design, engineering and transportation innovation to create a livable yet low impact way of life.

Island hope on Sweden’s ultra-efficient metro system, enjoy Copenhagen’s historic architecture and “green” culture by bike and kayak. Learn to sail on a live-aboard boating adventure and visit a town where all waste is recycled and used as power for daily needs. Synthesizing what you have observed and learned during your stay, apply your knowledge to solve important issues in your community back home through a final project.

Setting Description:
Begin your trip in Stockholm, the capital and most populated City in Sweden. The area has been settled since the Stone Age and thus has had generations to perfect high density living. Tour a rainwater harvesting center, view where the City has installed solar panels to power street lights and engineered a vacuum-sorted underground waste system. Work in an urban garden and learn about how Swedes efficiently heat their homes in the depths of winter. Next, journey to Malmo and Copenhagen for a bicycle tour of the countryside. Learn how the Danes predominantly commute to work via bicycle and have established infrastructure to make is safe and accessible. Lastly, visit a windfarm and learn what both Sweden and Denmark are doing to ensure they are resilient to Climate Change and rising sea levels.

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Based on 1 Reviews

  • Scandinavian Urban Design... The BEST!!

    This was my first summer doing a Broadreach program, and I can tell you it was one of the most amazing over seas experiences I have had. Not only did I get to meet a group of eight amazing individuals, but also learned a lot about Scandinavia and their

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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