Education Abroad is proud to offer the following initiatives to help make your time abroad more sustainable. For more tips on making your time abroad as sustainable as possible, see our Sustainable Travel page.
Education Abroad's Sustainable Initiatives
Sustainability-Focused ProgramsEducation Abroad offers a large range of sustainability-focused programs around the world! Here are some examples. Meet with an advisor in our office to learn more.
Many of these programs are field studies, meaning they have highly interactive learning and typically offer the opportunity to conduct research.
These Faculty-Led Programs programs are shorter in length than our semester-long programs and involve traveling with other CU students and learning from CU faculty.
- Global Seminar: Community Engaged Language Revitalization (Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico)
- Global Seminar: Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest (Brazil)
- Global Seminar: CU in D.C. - Our Sustainable Future (Washington, D.C., USA)
- Global Seminar: Global Leadership (Three Cities, Malta)
- Global Seminar: Primates of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien, Da Nang, Vietnam)
- Global Seminar: The Medellin Practicum/Studio (Medellin, Colombia)
- Global Seminar: Tourism & Belonging in Costa Rica
- Global Intensive: Coral Reef Ecology & Conservation (Willemstad, Curacao)
- Global Intensive: Energy Systems in the Built Environment (Lecco, Italy)
- Global Intensive: Sustainable Energy Infrastructure (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Global Intensive: Sustainability in Brazil: Social-Environmental Leadership & Development in the Amazon & Atlantic Forests (Manaus & Ilheus, Brazil)
- Global Intensive: Policy & Climate Change in the Mont Blanc Region (Chamonix, France)
Sustainable Study Abroad PledgeThe Sustainable Study Abroad Pledge is an optional tool to help you keep sustainability at the forefront of your Education Abroad experience. By opting in, you are committing to the pledge, and will receive three emails throughout the semester to help you fulfill the goal of the pledge. Learn more and take the pledge!
Sustainable Buffs Abroad ScholarshipEach term the CU Education Abroad office will award five $1,000 awards to students who demonstrate a commitment to sustainability efforts, both at home and on their program. Use the question prompt in your scholarship application to apply. Apply by completing a Buffs Abroad application, and filling out the optional Sustainable Buffs Abroad essay.
Instead of traveling, spend a weekend exploring what your host city has to offer, follow @cubouldereducationabroad on Instagram and DM us your photos to be entered to win a $100 gift card. Sound like fun? Here are the nitty-gritty details:
What: Ed Abroad’s Sustainable Staycation
When: Education Abroad will send an email each semester with a couple weekends to choose from
Where: Your host city!
How: During your Sustainable Staycation, complete the scavenger hunt challenge and take pictures at each stop.
- Take the Sustainable Study Abroad Pledge
- Follow @cubouldereducationabroad on Instagram
- Complete each stop of the scavenger hunt
- Try a new local dish (a snack, meal or beverage all count!)
- Visit a local park, museum, or cultural site (like a local UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Find the best place to watch the sunset (or sunrise if you’re feeling ambitious)
- DM us a photo from each stop by the end of your chosen weekend. (If you don't have instagram, you can email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why: Get more out of your experience abroad by getting to know your host city while reducing your carbon footprint caused by flying. A weekend roundtrip flight from Italy to Spain for one person produces approximately 300kg of CO2. To put that in perspective, there are 10 million people in the world who emit fewer greenhouse gases than that in a whole year!
Photo cred - Costa Rica by Kathryn McConnell
Last Updated November 2023