May Term in France & Denmark

COMM 4569 GCI: Sustainability in France & Denmark: Local Solutions to Global Challenges

“Sustainability” implies both environmental and societal goals and actions. Some global issues are being addressed through multinational cooperation, but many issues are being tackled locally by governments, businesses, and civil society. This course is an intensive examination of how progressive countries like France and Denmark are working toward sustainability through a variety of interconnected programs. We will see what local leaders are doing to address problems in their communities, particularly in four areas:  green energy, food security, sustainable transportation, and creating “livable cities.” For more information, contact Professor Brad Brown (

This 3-credit course counts toward the Global Commerce Track and for third-year McIntire students counts toward the Management concentration, as a McIntire elective credit, or toward the Global Sustainability minor.

Program Dates

May 11 - May 25, 2019

Who Should Take This Class

This course is open to all UVA undergraduates, regardless of major.

Information Sessions

McIntire study-abroad fair: Sept. 5, 2018, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Information session: Wednesday, Jan. 23, Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 254

Application Process

An online application will be available on the ISO website soon after students review the online Education Abroad Workshop information session.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 15. Once admission is approved, students will attend several orientation sessions during the months of March and April.

A $90 application fee must be paid in person by cash or check at the International Studies Office in Minor Hall no later than 5 p.m., Feb. 15, or may be paid online until 11:59 p.m., Feb. 15. Online payments made on the deadline day will be marked as received the following day.


There are many ways for students to be able to fund their programs abroad. All undergraduate Commerce students who apply to any GCI course are eligible to submit a separate application for need-based McIntire private scholarships, provided by McIntire alumni and companies committed to making these types of global experiences possible. McIntire undergraduate applicants will be sent a link directly via email to the scholarship application for these McIntire scholarships within a few days after the application deadline. Decisions are made quickly, and students will be notified of their McIntire scholarship decision before the deadline for committing to the program. McIntire scholarships range from $500 to half the total billable cost of the GCI course.

Additionally, the UVA International Studies Office suggests many other sources of funding for your education abroad through local, national, and international opportunities.