Education Abroad

Students touring offshore wind farm in Denmark

“Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark”

CSU’s “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. 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 city of sustainability practices.  

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

•  Take a boat tour of Copenhagen’s iconic offshore wind farm
•  Sample local and sustainable Nordic cuisine
•  Take a “green” bike tour of Copenhagen, focused on sustainability sites across the city
•  Take an overnight field site visit to the Energy Academy on the beautiful Island of Samsø, a 2021 recipient the prestigious United Nation’s Global Climate Action Award
•  Learn about Denmark’s “citizen energy cooperatives”
•  Tour/ski Copenhill, Copenhagen’s state-of-the-art, waste-to-energy plant and public ski park
•  Tour Copenhagen’s new carbon-neutral neighborhood
•  Learn from local professors and experts about sustainable energy in Denmark
•  And more!

Energy Transitions Faculty Leader:

Dr. Lynn Badia is an Associate Professor of English, and she is affiliated faculty of the CSU Energy Institute and the CSU Center for Environmental Justice. Dr. Badia’s research and teaching are focused on science and culture, and she frequently teaches in the field of Environmental and Energy Humanities. She is interested in working collaboratively across humanities and STEM fields on today’s urgent issues regarding energy and climate change, which not only pose technical challenges but also questions about how we want to live.

Email: [email protected]
More Information: Education Abroad Webpage

What They Said:

“I enjoyed the program so much!! It was truly life changing, and I find myself looking at energy systems, social structures, and politics from an entirely new perspective since returning home. I can’t thank you enough for the impact both you and your excellent teaching has had on me!”  

Student Participant, Summer 2022

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 [email protected] for more information about counting this course toward the Sustainable Energy Interdisciplinary Minor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Major (if paired with E339: Literature of the Earth to count for the ESS Professional Development & Engagement requirement), Environmental Affairs Minor, The CSU Honors Program.

More Information

Program Dates: May 21 – June 1, 2024 (Depart the US on May 20 to arrive in Copenhagen on May 21)

Application Deadline: February 26

Final Application Deadline: February 15, 2024 **Please note that this program filled by the priority deadline for the past two years.**

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.