Sustainable Cities and Social Justice: London
Students from all majors are welcomed to explore London, the most sustainable city in the world. While housed in the heart of London, close to many of the sustainable facilities we will visit, students will experience sites known for their ecosystems, and engage with community and economic organizations committed to sustainability and social justice.
London has always been a city at the forefront of innovation and progress. As an ever-growing urban center, it is particularly critical for London developers, businesses, and young minds to consider the implications of our expanding resource use. This tour is not only a wonderful introduction to this top-tier city, but a way to learn and witness how eco-advocates of all sorts are working towards a more sustainable, greener future.
Program Activities & Features
Visit London’s green spaces, sustainable architecture, and organizations including: a guided tour of the ecosystem of the River Thames; The Crystal; one of the U.K.’s most socially responsible retailers; a day trip to the U.K.’s first fully sustainable community; and meet with non-profits and organizations working towards environmental justice.
- Degree-seeking student
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.50+ GPA at time of application
SOC 294: Departmental Study Abroad
This is an interdisciplinary course that allows students to explore London’s green initiatives from a sociological and an environmental perspective.
January 15, 2020
Tentative Program Dates
May 11-20, 2020
Estimated Program Fee: $2,345
Program Fee Includes:
- In-county transportation
- All breakfasts and a group dinner
- Program related activities
- Medical insurance
(not included in program fee)
- International airfare
- Airport to hotel transportation
- Some meals
- UNCW tuition - 1 credit hour
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at https://uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.