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Sustainable Community Development

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Off-Campus Studies


Whether it’s interning in London, studying in Australia or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, SCD minors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. The Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, and there are several programs offered which focus on Sustainable Community Development.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of a modern, affluent, democratic society with a modern economy. Students in the Denmark program may choose to live either with a Danish host family, in an international student residence, or in a flat with a Danish roommate, each offering a different cultural immersion experience. A challenging academic environment, coupled with Copenhagen’s cosmopolitan appeal, creates an opportunity for a unique off-campus experience.

More about the Denmark Program

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a vibrant, multicultural center, home to world-class museums (including those located on Museum Island in the Mitte District), major universities, and a multitude of parks, gardens, and recreational areas that make Berlin one of the most “livable” big cities in the world. It is an ideal location in which to learn about Germany’s history, culture and its future as a key player in the European Union.

More about the Berlin, Germany Program

Freiburg, Germany

Known for its impressive medieval architecture and surrounded by countryside, Freiburg is small enough to be walkable but large enough to offer all of the amenities and cultural opportunities of a moderately-sized city of 200,000. Its location on the edge of the Black Forest also provides for easy access to a range of outdoor activities throughout the year.

More about the Freiburg, Germany Program