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BUP/Uppsala University summer course 2014

SAIL – Sustainability Applied in International Learning

The application will be open on 21 February and closed on 17 of March 2014

Sustainability applied in international learning (SAIL) is an international Baltic University programme summer course offered by the Department of Earth sciences, Centre for Sustainable Development. This course includes a 14-day cruise on the Sts Fryderyk Chopin. Participants crew the trip departing from Gdynia on 18th august 2014 and returning to Szczecin on 1st september 2014 via several ports in the Baltic sea.

Student and teacher applications are mainly invited BUP members. Sustainability, environmental problems including skills and knowledge transfer on the issues facing the Baltic Sea Region frame the curriculum. Lectures, group work, reading, data collection and sailing duty drive learning outcomes. Students prepare presentations for on-board discussion. Submission of post-sailing assignments are required for a pass.

SAIL is physically challenging. Testing individual limits, contest prejudices, strengthen personalities, and improve abilities whilst facing all the elements. Other benefits include networking and improving inter-personal skills through tasks like watch-duty, cooking and cleaning in teams crossing nationality, age and professional status. After completing the sailing, all participants will receive a sailor’s certificate.

  • Course convenor: Maria Hejna
  • Entry Requirements: University studies comprising 30 credits
  • Credits: 7,5 ECTS credits at Bachelors’ level
  • Dates: 18 August - 1 September 2014 (sailing time only)
  • Participant total: 30 students and 8 teachers

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the site or The application period is 21 February to 17 March 2014.

Note that non-Swedish students must also submit:

  • copies of previous study information
  • a document of English proficiency
  • a copy of their passport (if they are from a EEA country; otherwise they will have to pay study fees)

Detailed information regarding what must be submitted, in what form and to which address is found under documentation requirements [2] on the application site.

If you have questions concerning the application process, please look first at the application site's overview of the application process [3] (with additional information under the menu "Applying for studies"). Other questions may be addressed to Maria. Hejna at csduppsala. uu. se.

We hope to see many of the BUP students onboard this year =)

Good luck with your application, with best wishes – Maria =)
Maria Hejna, Networks Manager
The Baltic University Programme
Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden


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