Study Abroad Program on Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Venice
May 26 - June 29, 2019 - Venice - Italy
"We are excited about the possibility of bringing Georgia Tech students to Venice, a city where both of us lived and worked before moving to Georgia Tech." Dr. Alice Favero
"Venice is a city with a glorious past, in a fragile environment, menaced by sea-level rise and by unsustainable economic development. It is a safe and stimulating environment to discuss about the challenges of sustainable development and climate change. With additional trips to the FAO Headquarters in Rome, an excursion to the Alps, a guided tour of the unique MOSE system of barriers to protect Venice from storm waters, and with the participation of local climate and development experts, we count on building a terrific mix of academic and cultural activities for Georgia Tech students." Dr. Emanuele Massetti
What to expect from the Sustainable Development and Climate Change study abroad program?
- Understand the key ingredients of a sustainable development pathway.
- Discover why nations fail by walking the streets of Venice and Rome.
- Explore how and why climate change is going to affect people, the economy and the environment.
- Experience first-hand climate change challenges for vulnerable cities and vulnerable ecosystems.
- Give a last glimpse to the disappearing glaciers from the top of the Italian Alps.
- Meet the Italian experts on sustainable development and climate change.
- Discover the MOSE, a state-of-the-art system of mobile water barriers to protect Venice from flooding.
- Visit the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.
- Learn how models are used to formulate future climate, economic and technological scenarios.