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Sustainability Across Sectors, Sweden

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Stockholm, Sweden
Course # SA 10524
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 05/12/19 to 05/26/19

Program Leader

Name Inez Hua

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed
This program is not accepting applications.

Program Description


 The course will emphasize environmental sustainability across various sectors of society in Sweden.  Sweden is ranked 9th in the world on the Environmental Performance Index, which reflects on how the country performs in areas such as environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Stockholm is world famous for its stunning beauty. The city sits on 14 islands, is surrounded by water and has parkland, forest, and lakeshore beaches.

 The itinerary is currently under development and is subject to change.  The program will include:  Lectures from Sustainability professionals, visit city hall where the Nobel Prize dinners are held, Swedish Parliament Tour, Kinnarps Furniture Manufacturing, tour water treatment and waste-to-energy facilities.  Students will also visit Invercote Paperboard, where you will see how they practice sustainability from harvesting and replanting trees, to the final product.  There are many cultural sites to visit such as the Nobel Prize Museum, Vasa Museum, Drottningholm Palace (home of the Swedish Royal Family), Old Town Square, and many more. 

Tentative itinerary- Still under development:  

May 12-Depart USA

May 13-Arrive in Kiruna, Sweden 

May 14-15-16- Presentation on moving the city of Kiruna, tour of the iron ore mine, tour the ICEHOTEL and lecture on their sustainability intiatives.  Presentations from the Sámi people, the indigenous reindeer herders, and how climate change is affectiing their herds.  

May 16-Evening- Overnight train (sleeper berths) to Hudiksvall to tour the Invercote Papermill.  See the processing from harvesting the trees to the final production line and how they do it all sustainably, and the replanting of the forests.  

May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22- Lectures, presentations, and tours in and around Stockholm.  

May 23- Train to Falköping to tour the Kinnarps Furniture Factory.  

May 24- Train to Gothenburg, to learn about district heating.  

May 25-26- Visits in and around Gothenburg,  and fly out of Copenhagen Denmark 


Academic Credit

Students will register for EEE 495 or CE 497 for spring 2019 for 2 credits.  The travel will be a separate registration worth 1 credit.  No students will be allowed on the travel portion of the course without completing and passing the spring course. Upon completion of the course and travel, Students in CE will earn a Tech Elective and EEE students will earn a Selective.  All other majors must check with their academic advisors to find out how it will count in your plan of study. 

**You will only be given an override to register for CE 497 or EEE 495 when you have been accepted by Prof. Hua**



Eligibility: Rising Sophomores through seniors in all Engineering schools.  Consideration will be given to related

non-engineering majors as approved by the program leader.  Min GPA 3.0 or as approved by Dr. Hua. 


Program Cost

Estimated Costs: $4,500  which includes: flights, all housing, all excursions on the itinerary, ground transportation, airport pick up, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, academic credit, and insurance.  Please check your eligibility for a Purdue Moves Scholarship on the Study Abroad website. You must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible for the scholarship 

 **Please note that we are in the planning stages and costs mary vary, but not substantially**

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled. 20 spots are available.  All acceptance decisions are made by Professor Inez Hua.  

Contact Jill Churchill at for questions relating to travel, passports, visas, registration, scholarships, etc. 

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