Education Abroad

Students touring offshore wind farm in Denmark

“Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark”

CSU’s Education Abroad program, “Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark,” takes students to the historic city of Copenhagen, to experience what is arguably the most sustainable capital city on the planet. Copenhagen is on track to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Sustainable energy initiatives have been carefully woven into the city’s infrastructures, education programs, transportation systems, leisure activities, food culture, and daily life. This program allows students to experience first-hand how technology and cultural initiatives work symbiotically to make this city a model of sustainability practices.

Experience Copenhagen’s vibrant culture while learning about the future of sustainable energy. In this program, students will:

  • Tour an offshore wind farm and learn about cooperative energy initiatives
  • Sample local and sustainable Nordic cuisine
  • Visit Copenhagen’s new carbon-neutral neighborhood
  • Tour/ski Copenhagen’s new state-of-the-art, waste-to-energy plant and ski park
  • Learn from experts in government & industry about sustainable energy initiatives
  • Learn from local professors about the history of sustainability and culture in Denmark
  • Take day trips outside of Copenhagen to field sites of interest

Energy Transitions Faculty Leader:

Dr. Lynn Badia, assistant professor of English at CSU, specializes in environmental and energy humanities. Before CSU, Dr. Badia was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, as part of CRASSH Cambridge and the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment initiative. Additionally, she was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow and the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta focused on research at the nexus of energy, science, and culture.


Program and application information

Course Title: E404A – Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark

Locations: Colorado and Copenhagen, Denmark

3 credits, Upper Division. Enrollment open to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact for more information about counting this course toward the Sustainable Energy Interdisciplinary Minor.

Program Dates: May 17 – June 2, 2022

Application Deadlines: 
Priority: December 1, 2021
Final: February 15, 2022 (pending spots available)

For more information about logistics, costs, funding, and how to apply, go to the CSU Education Abroad website.

Special Funding Available

The CSU Energy Institute offers generous scholarships for this program in addition to other funding opportunities available for all education abroad programs.