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Sustainability Across Sectors, Sweden

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Stockholm, Sweden
Course # SA 10505
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 05/13/17 to 05/25/17

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Program Leader

Name Inez Hua

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Sweden is ranked 9th in the world on the Environmental Performance Index reflecting 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. 

Purdue is partnering with KTH, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm for this program. Students will participate in lectures by KTH faculty, visit full-scale sites in various industry sectors, including tours of the Arlanda Airport wastewater treatment plant, district heating facilities, and Hammarby Sjöstad, an entire district of Stockholm designed with sustainable infrastructure. Students will also receive a presentation by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Parliament Building, and the Iggesund Paperboard Manufacturing company with a visit to the forest where they harvest their trees and their manufacturing plant. **Please note that non-US citizens may have to travel to Washington DC to secure a visa for this program.  Please check the Consulate of Sweden website for requirements for citizens of your home country**

Contact Dr. Inez Hua  with academic questions or Jill Churchill with questions on travel, costs, or registration. 

Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for CE 497 or EEE 495. Earn 3 credits for CE 497 or EEE 495. Students who are EEE majors may choose this course as an EEE selective, and students who are CE majors may choose this course as a technical elective. Students from engineering or science majors may apply for the course. Please check with your academic advisor to see how this course can be used in your plan of study.


Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0. The course is open to all Engineering students and related majors as approved by Dr. Hua. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email Dr. Hua at . Rising sophomores through seniors are welcome to apply. Dr. Hua makes all acceptance decisions.

Program Cost

Program cost is estimated at $2440 if you have the Purdue Moves scholarship available of $1000. This includes housing, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, excursions, all ground transportation, 3 credits, and insurance. Additional expenses are air fare est. $1000-$1200, some meals, passport, Visa (if non-US citizen), and personal spending money.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled. 20 spots are available.

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