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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Lee Ann Riccardi Program Options: Academic Coursework
Program Type: Faculty-Led Class Standing: 1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:


Sustainability Europe is open to students from all majors. It is an overseas class to be conducted in both Ireland and Portugal during Summer Session I.  This class will cover topics including: renewable energy, water processing, sustainable building practices, government energy policy and the politics of environmentalism, and environmentalism as a social movement.  Students will be required to complete a number of readings before leaving for Europe.  They will attend daily lectures and educational tours while in Europe and be required to complete a final project upon their return to the United States.  Further information is available here:

Student must choose one of the following course options in this program:
  • IDS 470: Designed for students in any TCNJ major and requires no technical expertise in math or science in which students will complete a non-technical written report and take an examination focusing on historical, cultural, and political issues related to sustainability.
  • ENG 470: Designed for School of Engineering students with the listed pre-requisites which includes an examination on the aforementioned theme while their written report will be  technical in nature, conforming to the expectations for a 400-level engineering course. Students in ENG 470 may earn technical credit according to the following rubric:
Note: Rising ECE juniors and seniors receive credit for one ECE technical elective, and rising Civil Engineering seniors receive credit for CIV 381 or CIV 451. Students in other majors should speak with their academic advisers.

Program Information
Course: IDS 470 / ENG 470: Sustainability Europe
Liberal Learning: Global
Dates: TBD
Program Director: Dr. Anthony Deese
Eligibility: IDS 470: No Pre-Requisites; ENG 470: Pre-Requisites: MAT 128, PHY 202
Program Fee: $5,286.88

Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Anthony Deese at
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Faculty-Led 2020 02/28/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.