Deadline is Feb. 4 to Sign Up for Study Abroad Trip to Sweden

The deadline to sign up for  the Antioch University New England (AUNE) MBA in Sustainability program’s study abroad trip to Sweden is February 4. The course is open to any student on all five Antioch University campuses.

The trip, scheduled for May 4–11, is part of Sustainable Development, Energy and Eco-municipalities in Sweden, a course that looks at this Scandinavian country as a world leader in sustainability. Students will explore how cities in western Sweden have incorporated renewable energy, sustainable development, urban food development, and eco-municipalities.

Torjborn Lahti, a Swedish expert in eco-municipalities, and Polly Chandler, chair of AUNE’s Department of Management, will lead the trip and teach the course, as participants travel to Gothenburg, Falkenberg, Helsingborg, and Malmo. Highlights include a visit to the world’s largest wave power plant, a wind farm, and a biogas plant; tours of passive houses and talks with an eco-architect; and tours of urban agriculture sites.  An optional trip to Samsoe, Denmark, an island community that uses 100 percent renewable energy, is available.

A pre-trip meeting on April 6 is part of the course.  Sign up for and learn more about Sustainable Development, Energy, and Eco-Municipalities in Sweden here.

The first MBA in Sustainability study trip to Sweden was in May 2011. Read about it here, and read about the 2012 study trip, to Peru, here.