OCTOBER 2009 news
As the United States seeks to re-engage with global ‘green’ initiatives and to drive innovation with regard to resource management, sustainability, and the development of alternative energy resources, the opportunity for our students to learn from the most advanced methodologies and best public policy practices around the world has never been greater. In response to these opportunities, The College of Global Studies is combining theory and practice in a series of curricular and co-curricular initiatives designed to introduce students to best practices in Germany, Spain and Greece.
Among these unique offerings is a five- week summer program in Bonn, Germany developed in collaboration with the Study Abroad Office and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) at Northwestern University. The Bonn program will introduce students to green concerns particularly in the areas of renewable energies (wind, solar and others), while also considering the role of regional and national policy making in the European Union.
Our resident director in Spain, Christine Kelly-Vereda, has worked with the University of Granada to develop an environmental studies track. As Spanish energy companies begin to work more closely with the United States, specifically in the area of wind energy, studying this subject matter in Southern Spain becomes particularly relevant.
Finally, in Greece, we are offering a business course that considers the entrepreneurial possibilities inherent in developing coherent responses to sustainability. For some years now, our program in Greece has encouraged students to think about the Mediterranean and the various challenges surrounding the preservation of this important ecological region through our service learning program and accompanying coursework.
The opportunities intrinsic in study abroad are especially apparent when we can expose students to the creative responses that other nations have brought to bear on common global problems. We look forward to your feedback and inquiries.
Director of International Relations
Germany is a leader in renewable energy systems, and it is innovating rapidly in response to climate change and geopolitical realities.
This intensive program, offered in cooperation with the University of Bonn and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) , consists of a focused examination of wind, solar, geothermal and biomass processes, and provides a historical and sociocultural framework.
This unique summer program offers :
• A large-scale perspective on energy policies and global actors (i.e. UN agencies, NGOs, international organizations and large corporations)
• The opportunity to explore individual countries’ approaches to utilization of renewable energy, and look at concrete examples of local initiatives being implemented through lectures, field study, and simulation
• An introduction to the European Union’s approach, including a visit to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels
• A field study trip to Berlin, where students will have the opportunity to interact with politicians, practitioners, and researchers in the field of renewable energy
For more information on the program in Bonn, please contact Jacki Daddona, Program Manager.
The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce two new programs (in addition to our regular offerings) at our Center in Granada beginning in Fall 2010: Islamic Studies and Environmental Studies.
Both programs are open to students at all levels of Spanish proficiency and include a core seminar, “Mediterranean Cultures and Civilizations – The Great Mosaic,” combined with discipline-specific courses in English (students at the advanced level may opt to take courses in Spanish).
Beginning in Spring 2010, the Arcadia Center in Athens will offer a new business course, GREA BSGG 390 Entrepreneurship: Green Business Strategies in Greece and the European Union focusing on the critical and contemporary theme of green energy and entrepreneurship. This course is geared toward students interested in exploring environmental issues and sustainable solutions in the Mediterranean region.
Contact Chris Callas, Program Manager, for more information.
Our spring program fees have decreased by 7% over last year, with some individual program fees reduced by as much as 14%. We are delighted at how much we have been able to accomplish without reducing our program or service quality. Complete information is available on our website at: www.arcadia.edu/abroad/fees.
Our program fees include: tuition and housing, comprehensive health insurance, orientation, academic advising, full-time resident director and student and academic services officers in each country, comprehensive co-curricular and extra-curricular programming including a Co-Curricular Certificate program, support for travel and visa arrangements, and transcript.
A page featuring Spring 2010 programs with fees of under $15,000 for tuition and room has been added to the website. You can view these programs here.
IMPACT Magazine, the bi-annual publication of the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, is available for order on our website. This edition includes:
• A peek into the ambitious research agenda of the College of Global Studies
• Arcadia in Barcelona
• An update on our Co-Curricular Learning Certificate, which over 270 students earned last year
• Inspirational stories from abroad in students’ own voices -- from Italy to New Zealand
You may request a copy of IMPACT, or read the full edition online here.