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Innovations in Environmental Sustainability - AIM Overseas
Minneapolis, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jul)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Agriculture and Environment, Engineering and Information Technologies, Science
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Short-term Type:
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:

University of Minnesota Short-term Study Abroad
Innovations in Environmental Sustainability
AIM Overseas

USA - UMinessota - Innovation
Location Minneapolis, USA
Program description What if you could study environmental sustainability at an international university renowned for its renewable energy and environmental practices?

Now you can – with the AIM Overseas Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Program at the University of Minnesota. The Innovations in Environmental Sustainability program will give you an international perspective on environmental issues. It will introduce you to the environmental sustainability and climate change solutions being implemented in Minnesota, and gives you the opportunity to learn about traditional sustainability practices from Native American Indians.

Immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime opportunity by undertaking an exciting academic program and learn from scientific experts in the USA. Give your degree an edge this July!

Courses may include:
  • Introduction to sustainability
  • Sustainability in Minnesota
  • Food and agriculture: “Can we feed the world without destroying it?”
  • Climate change
  • Energy literacy
  • Sustainable development
  • American Indian communities and sustainability
  • Sustainability policy
Type of student Science, Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
Program dates 3 July – 21 July 2017
Application deadline 31 March 2017
Places available Places are limited so be sure to apply as early as possible.
Eligibility criteria When researching the AIM Programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published prerequisites. You should contact AIM Overseas for course syllabi and discuss whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
Credit / Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form or email to submit an application for credit. Participation in any AIM Overseas program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit. Please contact for further information on credit transfers for AIM programs.
Language Classes are instructed in English.
Fees and scholarships
2017 Total program fee:  AUD$6,490 
  • tuition
  • accommodation
  • most meals
  • group airport pick up on 3 July 2017
  • site visits
  • AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support
Additional costs (not included in program fee):
  • airfares
  • travel insurance
  • personal expenses
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
About the university University of Minnesota is:
  • ranked 65th in the world according to the Times World University rankings
  • founded in 1851
  • student population: 30,500 with 7,000 international students from 135 countries
  • located in the city of Minneapolis, United States of America
  • a public research university where students are able to do research alongside top professors in all majors
  • their alumni have started 10,000 companies which employ 500,000 and generate revenue of $100 billion
 Location overview Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States with 407,207 residents. Minneapolis and Saint Paul have the second-largest economic centre in the Midwest, behind Chicago.
Known as the Midwest’s cultural capital, it’s a city with all the trimmings - art museums, rock clubs, organic and ethnic eateries and edgy theatres. There’s always something to do, even in winter.
Contact for more information AIM Overseas

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