Freiburg Study Abroad
Students can engage in a sustainability abroad by taking GEOG 491 – Urban Sustainability. This is a May Mini-Term course offered in Freiburg, Germany one of the world’s “green” cities.
The department emphasizes the importance of internships in building a network, exploring interests, and experiencing Geography in the workplace. Students gain internships at places like Esri, MAXAR, and Child Care Aware of America.
The Department of Geography and Sustainability offers several student clubs to get involved both with campus life and the Knoxville community.
The Department of Geography and Sustainability is involved in several community projects that have far reaching impact, like the Opioid Project and TennesseeView.
Sustainability in Freiburg
Site visits during this study abroad program include guided tours of the Vauban district, a local vineyard, a local farm, the Münstermarkt, and tours themed around housing, transportation, water and energy. These site visits will bring the classroom to reality as you get to explore the interesting history of Freiburg’s green movement.