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Summer 2013 UAB Sustainability in Sweden

Term To Study: Summer 2013
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2013
Program Starts: May 15, 2013
Program Ends: May 30, 2013
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,137.00
Link 1: UAB Office for Study Away Scholarships
Program Locations: Stockholm
Contact Name: Uab Office For Study Away
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UAB Study Away Program Fee: $2137.00**
**Program Fee includes: Estimated round-trip airline travel from Birmingham, in-country transportation, room, travelers accident insurance, UAB faculty leader, local guides, entrance fees. See program application for other costs such as UAB Tuition and Fees and meals.
What is not Included: Passport fees
Personal expenses
Meals (estimated at $450.00 for the duration of the program)
Estimated Costs: The total cost of this program is approximately $3583.00 and is broken down as follows:

  • Estimated UAB Tuition & Fees for 3 credit hours: $996.00*

  • Estimated meal Costs: $450.00

  • UAB Study Away Program Fee: $2137.00**

See the UAB in Sweden Application form below for details on payment deadlines. Please note: The cost of this travel program is based on 10 full fare participants and may be increased for a smaller group.

*Refer to for listing of Tuition and Fee costs and payment deadlines.

****Program Fee includes: Estimated round-trip airline travel from Birmingham, in-country transportation, room, travelers accident insurance, UAB faculty leader, local guides, entrance fees. See program application for other costs such as UAB Tuition and Fees and meals. Round-trip airfare is from Birmingham. You will pay the fee for your airline ticket to UAB, and UAB will book your reservation. You are required to fly with the group arrangements that have been made. You will receive further airline ticket reservation instructions after you apply.

***Costs subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in currency conversion rates and/or student enrollment. Furthermore, taxes and fuel surcharges which are not covered by our contract with the airlines are subject to change and may result in additional charges. Although we make every effort to find suitable roommates for each participant, a single supplement may be charged for any single for which no suitable roommate is available. Other costs such as personal expenses, passport fees, vaccinations and luggage fees are not included in the above estimate.
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Program Description


Sweden is a world leader in recycling and waste management. They made the national news recently because they have begun to import trash not only from their neighbor, Norway, but also from other locations in Europe. This is necessitated by the combination of their highly effective recycling programs and their success in using energy generated by burning trash for energy generation. In addition, green roof technology is widely used in creative ways in Stockholm and it is expected that the UAB and Birmingham efforts in this direction can be informed by what the students learn through this part of the course. Students will visit the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to gain an overview of the regulatory foundation and research basis of sustainability programs in Sweden. Visits to Stockholm University research laboratories will examine how disposable materials are handled. A visit to the Stockholm University Environmental Chemistry Department will help students link basic science research with environmental initiatives. An excursion to the Resilience Centre will focus on their sponsorship of green roof technology and related research projects in Stockholm. We will accompany the Psychology course students when they visit both a local school and a local business, arranging in each location to learn about how recycling and energy management are accomplished in that setting.

In addition, we will accompany the UAB Psychology in Sweden course students to several of the landmark historical museums in Stockholm (e.g. the Wasa Museum, the National History Museum, and the Medieval Museum) with the goal of examining technology and culture in historical context. All students will take the course Perspectives on Sustainability and Innovation (STH 396) 3 semester hours. This course will examine the social, scientific and economic contributions to the success of Sweden in waste management, energy generation and energy conservation. Specifically, the infrastructure that supports recycling and green roof technology will be examined through a combination of field trips, consultation with local experts and library research.

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COURSES: Students will enroll in a total of 3 credit hours:

  • Required Course (3 credits) STH ###: Perspectives on Innovation: Sustainability in Stockholm - Taught by Dr. Diane Tucker


Quick Facts

Population: 9103788
Capital: Stockholm
Per-capita GDP: $ 40900
Size: 450295 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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