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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 01/31/2022 04/15/2022 06/18/2022 07/02/2022
Program Description:
This 4-credit program presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the  context of Denmark and Sweden. The course creates an immersive experience to explore these approaches to cycling, transit, innovative mobility, and land use. The curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between the U.S. and Denmark and Sweden in terms of problems, priorities, and solutions. Specific emphases on planning and engineering principles, policy, and practice will be explored through field trips, tours, and guest lectures, while visiting near by areas. Students completing this course will develop a broader understanding of sustainable transportation issues and expand their toolkit for context-sensitive solutions.
Taught in a study-abroad format in a European nation, this course examines how the urban areas and transportation systems of that nation have been designed to promote transportation by foot, bicycle, and public transportation. Topics include design of bikeways, safe pedestrian crossings, and transit systems; urban expansion and land-use policies to promote travel by foot, bike, and public transport; smart cities programs and projects, roadway system design for safety and to prevent roads from becoming barriers to walking and cycling; and design for transit priority on roadways and for high-quality rail, tram, and bus service. Through design projects, offers students an opportunity to apply lessons learned to the U.S. context. 
No previous language study required.

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Faculty Leader John MacArthur, Research Associate 
Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

Hau Hagedorn, Associate Director
Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)
Travel Dates June 18th - July 2nd, 2022
Areas of Study All majors welcomed. The course is especially applicable to the following fields of study:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Studies
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Public Policy
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, exact time and date TBD
Course & Credit  CE or USP 495/595: Sustainable Transportation in Denmark and Stockholm
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Danish and Swedish
Housing University Housing/hostel
  • Shared bedroom and bathrooms
  • Shared kitchen and laundry facilities
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Senior
  • Graduate
  • Open to Non-PSU Students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate and Graduate: 3.00
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Process (PSU Students)

  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
$5,460 $1,940 $7,400
(Awards are up to $3,000!)
  • 4 credits (USP or CE 495/595)
  • Housing
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Bike rental in Copenhagen
  • Transport passes in Stockholm
  • Round trip train tickets
    • Copenhagen - Stockholm
  • Two day-trips to nearby cities
  • Guest lectures, site visits and cultural excursions
  • Education Abroad service fee
  • International Health Insurance
  • 24/7 on-site support
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1,300)
  • Airport transfer in Copenhagen ($40)
  • Additional meals (estimated at ($396)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $200)
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.