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Sustainable Energy Systems (BE 440) addresses sustainable energy resources and the environment, a topic of increasing importance in the U.S. It draws upon the expertise of the “Environmental Campus” of FH-Trier, covering topics such as "green" energy sour
Location:
Trier, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
Sustainable Energy Systems (BE 440) addresses sustainable energy resources and the environment, a topic of increasing importance in the U.S. It draws upon the expertise of the “Environmental Campus” of FH-Trier, covering topics such as "green" energy sources and systems, passive energy buildings, fuel cell technology, waste material treatment, energy recovery, material flow management, logistics, and policy and societal issues. Visits to nearby alternative energy sites such as a wind farm supplement the lectures and labs.

IS 210 deals with intercultural communications, a topic of increasing importance in our global economy. The course focuses on German language, customs, culture and history, as well as issues involving Europe and the European Union. The course takes advantage of the historic setting and location of Trier, and offers excursions to locations such as the German "House of History" in Bonn. Typically, the class is also taken by other foreign students from countries such as Poland and Mexico, with German "buddy" students for local assistance.

Sustainable Energy Systems (BE 440) addresses sustainable energy resources and the environment, a topic of increasing importance in the U.S. It draws upon the expertise of the “Environmental Campus” of FH-Trier, covering topics such as "green" energy sources and systems, passive energy buildings, fuel cell technology, waste material treatment, energy recovery, material flow management, logistics, and policy and societal issues. Visits to nearby alternative energy sites such as a wind farm supplement the lectures and labs.2 courses; 6 credits; in English - BE 440 (Sustainable Energy Systems) and IS210 (Intercultural Communications)

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and was the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the early 4th Century. The past has filled Trier with stone gates, baths, and amphitheaters from Roman times, 11th Century monasteries, and cathedrals. Located on the Mosel River and surrounded by terraced vineyards, Trier is at the heart of Europe in southwest Germany; within thirty minutes of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

Setting Description:
2 weeks in Trier, Germany; 1 week in Birkenfeld, Germany; 1 week in Munich, Germany

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