Why study sustainability in Portugal?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
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, as assessed by SIT.