Study Abroad

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“Energy Transitions” Education Abroad

The CSU Energy Institute’s “Energy Transitions” Education Abroad Program is a study abroad program designed to provide students with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector perspective on clean energy transitions. Embodying the goals of CSU’s “Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainable Energy,” this program focuses on the interdependence of the technological, social, economic, and political dimensions of sustainable energy.

Over a three-week itinerary, students visit some of the most compelling and advanced sites of energy transition in countries such as Denmark, France, and Germany, gaining first-hand knowledge of clean energy transitions through onsite lectures, tours, and workshops as part of their study abroad experience. By investigating a variety of sites in Europe, students will not only gain an international perspective on energy research, they will also learn about site-specific conditions—the individual geographies, technologies, economies, politics—that present opportunities and challenges for clean energy deployment. The goal is to enable students to become exceptionally informed and resourceful researchers and thinkers who can better understand and skillfully navigate the complex challenges of energy transitions in the U.S. and abroad.

If you have questions, please contact Assistant Professor Lynn Badia at

Banner photo: Danish Wind Turbines via [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons