Sustainable Study Abroad Programs & Courses

These study abroad programs and courses cover topics including climate change, environmental engineering, environmental studies and sustainability.

Short-Term Programs

Semester and Year-Long Programs

Most universities and study abroad providers include some courses targeting environmental science and sustainability. These are some of our top programs with a larger selection of courses. 

 James Cook University

  • Biodiversity and Climate Change  
  • Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Sustainability in Practice 
  • The Case for Sustainability  

 University of New South Wales *Top 35 for Environment/Technology

  • Climate Science 
  • Environmental Humanities 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Humanitarian Science and Technology
  • Marine Science 

 University of Sydney 

  • Architecture and Environments 
  • Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Sustainability and Environmental Engineering 

 University of Melbourne *Top 25 in Environmental Studies

  • Conservation 
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences 
  • Energy 
  • Environmental Engineering 

HM Hochschule Muenchen  *Summer Program

  • Smart Vehicles 
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship 
  • The Potential of Renewable Energies 

University College Dublin 

  • Carbon and Sustainability
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Irish Timber & Sustainability
  • Org. Change for Sustainability

Trinity College Dublin

  • Air Pollution
  • Business in Society
  • Elective: Energy in the 21st Century
  • Elective: Toolkit for a Smart and Sustainable World
  • Environmental and Theological Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Philosophy, Ethics and Social Science
  • Global Environmental Change 
  • Social Innovation and Social Impact
  • Solar Energy Conversions and Applications
  • Water Resource Planning and Climate Change

University College Cork 

  • Environmental Engineering - Wet
  • Issues in Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Science, Technology and Public Controversy
  • Solar and Geothermal Energy
  • Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems
  • Sustainable Energy

GE3: Delft Technical University  *Top 20 in Environmental Studies

  • Basics of Aeroacoustics for Wind Energy 
  • Introduction to Wind Energy 
  • Offshore Windfarm Design 
  • Sustainable Urban Design 

CES: Maastricht University 

  • Biobased Materials and Technology  
  • Climate Change
  • European Environments
  • Globalisation Debate
  • Globalisation and Inequality
  • Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship
  • The Social Study of Environmental Problems: Between Nature, Society and Politics 

University of Canterbury 

  • Business and Sustainability 
  • Environmental Science 

University of Otago *Ranked in Top 1% Worldwide

  • Global Studies (Cultures of Environment)
  • Environmental Management 
  • Environment and Society 
  • Environmental Toxicology  

National University of Singapore *Top 10 in Environmental Studies

  • Building Energy Performance 
  • Ecodesign and Sustainability 
  • Managing Singapore’s Built Environments 
  • The Politics of Environment in Southeast Asia 
  • Waste and our Environment

GE3: Nanyang Technological University *Top 20 in Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Effects on Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Integrated Environmental Management
  • Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze

Linkoping University

  • Sustainable Business - An Ecological Perspective 
  • Sustainable Resource Management 
  • Visualizing Climate Change 

GE3: Lund University

  • Energy and Environmental Physics 
  • Energy Systems Analysis, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 
  • Environmental Issues Project Course 
  • Photovoltaic Systems 
  • Wind Power Technology 

University of Manchester

  • Climate Change and Society 
  • Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Designing Sustainable Futures
  • Energy Resources
  • Health, Development and People: The Global Journey towards Health for All 
  • Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Waste Management
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Sustainability, Consumption and Global Responsibilities
  • The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History

University of Sheffield

  • Catastrophes and Climate Change: Prehistory to Modernity
  • Environment and Development of the Japanese Islands
  • Environmental, Analytical & Sustainable Chemistry 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Environmental Pollution and Quality
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Built Environment
  • Population and Environment in China
  • Sustainable Chemistry, Energy Generation and Storage 
  • Sustainable Engineering Design
  • Systems for Sustainability 
  • The Political Philosophy of Climate Change

Queens University Belfast

  • Applied Ecology
  • Architectural Project Planning for Sustainability 
  • Environmental Economics  
  • Environmental Planning and Climate Change 
  • Policies for Environmental Sustainability 

University of Edinburgh  

  • Energy Policy and Sustainability 
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability 
  • Environmental Justice 
  • Gender and the Environment
  • Global Environmental Change

Cardiff University

  • Coastal and Estuarine Engineering
  • Dangerous Earth 
  • Energy Studies (Engineering) 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Fluid and Geomechanics 
  • Environmental Pollution 

IES Abroad

Buenos Aires

  • Argentine Environment and Society: Perceptions and Challenges 
  • Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Causes, Consequences and Challenges in Argentina and Chile
  • Emerging Economies: Chile, Sustainability and Business

Galapagos Islands

  • Evolution, Ecology and Conservation 
  • People, Politics and the Environment 
  • Sustainable Tourism 

DIS Abroad

Copenhagen and Stockholm

  • Climates, Glaciers and Human Impact 
  • Engineering Sustainable Environments 
  • Ice Cores and Ice Ages 
  • Sustainable Development in Northern Europe 
  • Sustainable Food: Production and Consumption 
  • Polar Biology 


Leiden, Geneva, Leuven

  • Climate Justice through the Courts
  • Energy-efficient Embedded Implementation of Graph Neural Networks
  • Metal Complexes in Catalysis, Biomimetics and Inorganic Materials
  • Reconstructing Geoecological Changes in Floodplains