Questions about these courses should be directed to the program instructor.
Please note: course descriptions are tentative and subject to change.
Students on this program are required to enroll in four courses.
All students must enroll in:
UBST 494: Sustainable Cities I (3 credits)
UBST 495: Sustainable Cities II (3 credits)
GEOG 436: Field studies in Physical and Environmental Geography (3 credits)
Students choose one of the following courses for their fourth required course:
GEOG 390: International Field Studies (3 credits)
GEOG 596: Directed Independent Study (3 credits)
UBST 596: Directed Independent Study (3 credits)
All courses offered: Consent of the department
April TBD, Calgary: Mandatory pre-departure orientation with your GSP advisor
May 1-5, 2023, Calgary: On-campus course work and preparation
May 7 - Fly to Copenhagen
May 8-11 - Lectures and fieldwork in Copenhagen
May 12-15 - Lectures and fieldwork in Groningen
May 16-20 - Lectures and fieldwork in Amsterdam
May 21-23 - Lectures and fieldwork in Trier
May 24-29 - Lectures and fieldwork in Paris
May 29 - June 2 - Lectures and fieldwork in Freiburg
June 3-4 - Lectures and fieldwork in Colmar
June 5-7 - Lectures and fieldwork in Avignon
June 8-11 - Lectures and fieldwork in Montpellier
June 12 - Depart for Calgary
Check here for the full detailed itinerary.
All assignments are due upon program completion unless alternative arrangements are made with instructors for GEOG 596 or UBST 596.
The estimated cost of the 2023 Sustainable Cities: Learning from Europe Group Study Program is $11,055. This includes tuition, airfare, field trips, local transportation, accommodations and meals.
For the full cost breakdown and payment deadlines, please see the program Student Cost Summary.
Important information regarding deposit payments: Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits secure your space in the program and allows payment for logistical arrangements to be made in advance.
Subject to change - Please check back later for updated information.
International Study Travel Grant: Students studying abroad may be eligible for the University of Calgary's International Study Travel Grant. For more information on eligibility, application details and deadlines please click here.
Faculty of Arts Group Study Program (GSP) Scholarships (for GSP participants) and Faculty of Arts Student Study Abroad Scholarships (for other international programs)
IDEAS Funding: Students in the Faculty of Science are encouraged to apply for IDEAS funding. For more information, please click here.
Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. We are able to provide you with a letter confirming your participation in the program for funding purposes. Please email email@example.com to request a letter.
Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider.
Click here for more info on funding opportunities!
All students will stay at student appropriate, safe and clean accommodations.
This program is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing from all faculties.
Applications will be considered after your online application, unofficial transcript and other supporting documents have been received by Study Abroad.
Announcements on whether you have been selected to the program will not be distributed until after the November 15 deadline.
Statement of Purpose
Please tell us why you want to study abroad, why you have selected this particular program (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how this program will meet your academic objectives and/or complement your degree, how you plan to finance your program and why you should be selected.
The Statement of Purpose is submitted within your online application (max 500 words).
Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you compose your statement of purpose in advance in Word to check for spelling, grammar and word count, and then paste it into the online application.
The following documents need to be submitted with your application:
1) Unofficial transcripts
Click here for a step-by-step guide to access your unofficial transcript.
2) Program agreement
Click here to download the program agreement.
Submit the above documents through your online application with your statement of purpose.
Interview with an Instructor
After your complete application has been received and reviewed by the instructors, you will be contacted by the professors to schedule an interview. Please watch your UCalgary email account including the spam folder and expect to be contacted within several business days.