While in Berlin, students will take two Political Science courses taught in English, one German language course, and an internship, which accumulates to a total of 12 credits: • PSCI 4365/5365 - The Global Ecological Crisis • PSCI 4354/5354 - Environmenta
- Berlin, Germany
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester
- Program Description:
- As a global leader in sustainability, the world looks to Germany to learn from its successful efforts in the face of many environmental challenges. German and global organizations, private and public, governmental and non-governmental, have worked together for decades in Berlin to tackle these challenges. Both undergraduate and graduate students now have an amazing opportunity to be a part of this work with the Sustainability in Berlin semester program.
As a joint-venture between the University of Colorado Denver and the Ecologic Institute, this program stands atop two integral pillars. The first is academic. The focus of the academic program will be on issues of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental protection, and the politics and economics of renewable energy and energy efficiency development. The second pillar is the internship and research component. Based on their interest and background, students will be placed in an internship with the Ecologic Institute or with another environmental group in Berlin.
While in Berlin, students will take two Political Science courses taught in English, one German language course, and an internship, which accumulates to a total of 12 credits: • PSCI 4365/5365 - The Global Ecological Crisis • PSCI 4354/5354 - Environmental Politics and Policy • German Language course • Internship The Sustainability in Berlin program takes you beyond the classroom. An internship in Berlin is central to the Sustainability in Berlin learning experience. Students will have the opportunity to complete an internship with the Ecologic Institute or one of their local partners. Internships will be conducted in English and students will be placed based off their interests and backgrounds. Internships in Berlin improve students' practical as well as research skills. One internship in which students could participate during their semester in Germany's capital is Atlantic Future, an ambitious three-year research project financed by the European Commission, involving some of the best universities and research institutes in Europe.
The Sustainability in Berlin program is a fantastic value for the price you pay. It is comparable in price to a regular semester at CU Denver. The program fee includes: 12 undergraduate/graduate credits, accommodation during program, public transportation passes, International Health & Evacuation Insurance, Pre-departure Orientation, In-country Orientation, Excursions in and around Berlin, and support services in Denver and Berlin. The Office of Global Education is here to help you every step of the way, and ensures that you will receive a top-notch academic experience. In addition, financial aid can be used toward the program, and many scholarships are available.
- Setting Description:
- For a wide range of reasons, Berlin is an ideal location for a program in Global Sustainability. As the capital of Germany, Berlin is a dynamic location for student research and learning. Berlin has rebuilt itself from the rubble of the Second World War to the ambitious optimism of a newly unified, peaceful Germany. From a planning perspective, Berlin is a new city. The city boasts work by every major contemporary architect. In the post-unification, pre-9/11 period, embassies were built as exceptional examples of national design and ambition (and unimpeded by the walls and razor wire of the post 9/11 period). Through what is known as “critical reconstruction,” Berlin’s buildings tell their stories. The Reichstag with its clear glass dome symbolizing open government, Daniel Libeskind’s hauntingly fractured Jewish Museum, etc. Berlin, with a population of 4 million is in an area proposed to accommodate 12 million people. Berlin is a model for urban sustainability, divided city,
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