Why study sustainability in Portugal?
This program has been modified with a later in-country start date preceded by one to two weeks online. The online portion will include: program orientation; introductory activities to get to know your academic director and local program team; faculty-led sessions; guest lectures to provide the theoretical frameworks for the course and historical background to the sites and partner organizations; readings; preliminary assignments; and discussions about independent study projects and, if applicable, internship opportunities. We will also have online discussions to debrief sessions and prepare you to join faculty, local team, and peers in country.
Live in the European Green Capital for 2020: Lisbon, a city addressing carbon emissions and the impact of mass tourism through renewable energy technologies and social projects. Here, you’ll discover how Portugal’s approach to sustainability and social equity challenges the core principles of economic orthodoxy. On excursions to the ancient university town Coimbra, the Azores Islands, the coastal city Porto, and Spain’s stunning Extremadura region, you’ll compare conservation projects, sustainable agriculture production, resource management, and environmental good practice.
- Live in Lisbon, Europe's Green Capital for 2020
- Learn how policymakers are mapping alternative designs in green policies
- Travel to Porto, Coimbra, and Azores and Spain’s Extremadura region
- Learn about Portugal's national fire plan to reduce occurrence of forest fires
Previous college-level coursework or background in sustainability, environmental studies, economics, natural resources, health, environmental policy, sociology or other related fields.