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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/15/2023 10/15/2023 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Anthropology, Education, Environmental Studies, Health Policy & Adminstration, History, Humanities, International Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Affairs, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Portugal: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Learn how Portugal’s approach to sustainability and social equity challenges the core principles of mainstream economic theory.

WHY STUDY SUSTAINABILITY IN PORTUGAL?

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. You will gain firsthand experience learning about food waste and environmental education by volunteering with NGO´s such as RefoodMovimento ALP, and Banco de Bens Doados. On excursions to 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.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • Comparative approaches to sustainability and bioeconomy
  • “The right to nature” and neoliberalism
  • Environmental in/justice and health equity
  • Urban regeneration in southern European cities
  • Environmental best practices and sustainability
  • Mediterranean bioeconomy: land and ocean

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

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