Study Abroad Program on Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy

May 23 - July 10, 2021

9 credits, 7 weeks

Applications for 2021 Now Open | Early Deadline is November 15

Join the Virtual Info Sessions on Oct 22nd from 11:00 to 11:45 am here and on Nov 5th from 11:00 to 11:45 am here

"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 does this summer program mean for your degree and professional career?

  • Build your knowledge about sustainable development and climate change in an unique multidisciplinary program

  • Create networking opportunities and discuss with international experts

  • Meet Italian entrepreneurs and CEOs that are building the Circular Economy

  • Recognize yourself as participants in a culture and see how this affects your experiences and values

  • Earn 6 credits for the Certificate in Sustainable Business and for the Minor in Sustainable Cities

  • Fulfill both Humanities and Ethics Requirements

What to expect from this program?

  • Experience first-hand climate change challenges for vulnerable cities and ecosystems and adaptation solutions

  • Spend two weeks in H-Farm, the most dynamic innovation hub in Europe

  • Hike the Dolomite Mountains and spend the night in a mountain lodge

  • Live in the most unique city in the world - Venice - as a Venetian

  • Visit Rome, the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization

  • Discover the state-of-the-art system to protect Venice from flooding

  • Learn how models are used to formulate future climate, economic and technological scenarios

  • Understand the ways that culture shapes ethical views and critically evaluate those views

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