2012 Summer Course in Switzerland

Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North America

We recently decided to offer a new version of the Sustainable Europe summer course at the Villa Maderi in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland (from June 26 to July 20, 2012).

This course will be a joint offering between Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. The course will cover the following three subject areas and is open to VT/UVA sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students (with a minimum GPA of 2.5):

Part 1 (Dr. Ralph Hall, VT): “History and Theory of Contemporary Sustainable Development: How is Switzerland Translating Theory into Practice?”

Part 2 (Dr. Derek Hyra, VT): “Sustainable and Equitable Neighborhood Development: How are European Housing and Community Development Policies related to the Creation of Socially Integrated, Mixed-Income Communities?”

Part 3 (Dr. Frank Dukes, UVA): “Globalization, Immigration, and Post-Conflict Rebuilding: How are European Institutional Frameworks used for Collaborative Public Engagement and Planning?”

VT students can apply to the course through the Education Abroad Office/OIRED. UVA students should contact Dr. Frank Dukes for further information on the UVA course admissions process.