Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: Sustainable Futures
Date:Sun, 7/15/2018 - Fri, 7/20/2018
Event Type:Summer Camp
Website and/or Calendar Links
This intensive course for motivated high school students offers a college-level interdisciplinary foundation in environmental sustainability. The course includes discussions with University faculty and expert practitioners, combining an academic assessment of the fundamental challenges of sustainability with case-study investigations of local practice. Students will engage in research, visit field sites and make team presentations on their findings.
The course involves field trips to restored prairie, the universities’ Sustainable Student Farm, net-zero and LEED-gold certified buildings, experimental biofuel plantations and more. Students that successfully complete the course will receive a Center for Global Studies Global Leadership Certificate.
What is Sustainability?
The issue of sustainability – the continued existence of humanity on planet Earth for an indefinite future – has become increasingly obvious and important over the last fifty years, driven by an increasing human population with increasing per capita resource consumption on a planet with finite resources.
Sustaining human existence requires complex interdisciplinary approaches to sustain functioning economic, social, and political systems, and supportive physical and biological environments.
- Introduce students to the social and natural systems that underlie our understanding of sustainability.
- Equip students with a number of key Earth System conceptual models that allow them to apply a theoretical framework to sustainability issues.
- Expose students to examples of sustainability practice in a critical way so that these practices are understood in a broad sustainability context.
- Expose students to research skills and pathways for undergraduate study prior to entering college.
Visit Sustainable Futures for full details.
Students that have completed at least one year of high school are eligible to participate.
All materials must be submitted by May 18, 2018. Access the full listing of requirements on the Application Information 2018 webpage.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
International Students are welcome to apply. If accepted to the program, International students will need to provide proof of English proficiency. This is typically done by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. If you are going to be participating through the longer, July 14-August 4, program that is run jointly by the Center for Global Studies and Global Education & Training (GET), please apply through the CGS-GET joint application.
Enrollment options and Costs
- Domestic resident student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost: $1,000.
- Domestic commuter student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will not be staying in the residence halls. All lunches and 2 group dinners will still be provided. Cost $600.
- International resident student – For students who are not US citizens or permanent residents who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program. Cost $1,200.
(Please note: if you are planning to participate in the CGS workshops as part of the longer, July 14-August 4, program in partnership with the Global Education & Training (GET) program, please apply through GET using the "GET application" link on the Application Information 2018 webpage).