Program Details

Spend two weeks in Freiburg, Germany learning about the various environmental challenges that face modern-day Europe.
Location:
Freiburg, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Environmental Studies of Europe summer program is designed to provide students with first-hand exposure to the environmental issues facing Europe, with a focus on the European Union community and the policies being implemented to address these issues. The program is held in Freiburg, Germany, arguably the "greenest" city in Europe. Consistent with this status, Freiburg offers excellent examples of sustainable living: (1) extensive, reliable, and inexpensive public transportation, (2) prevalent use of solar panels, (3) high-profile wind turbines, (4) comprehensive curb-side recycling, and (5) access to extensive open space. In this last regard, Freiburg serves as the western gateway to the Black Forest. Class field trips sample all of these amenities. In addition to classroom discussion and local field trips, students visit the European Parliament and European Council in Strasbourg in order to appreciate better the formulation of environmental protection policies.

Spend two weeks in Freiburg, Germany learning about the various environmental challenges that face modern-day Europe.

Approximately $4,162 ($4,372 for non-KU student). This fee includes undergraduate tuition, fees, accommodations, some meals, program transportation, excursions, orientation, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation services, and administrative costs. Does not include airfare, personal expenses, passport, etc.
Setting Description:
Freiburg is a picturesque university and medieval cathedral town with a rich educational heritage. Now a modern, cosmopolitan city of 200,000 people, Freiburg's skyline is still dominated by the famous Gothic Munster (cathedral), and small streams (Bachle) dating from the Middle Ages still flow along the narrow streets in the city center. Though small enough that almost everything is within easy walking or biking distance, Freiburg is also large enough to offer a rich cultural life.

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