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Global Energy Transition Summer School - Netherlands

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: May 27 - June 14, 2024
Location: Netherlands
Estimated Cost: $3,500 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: $1500/$2500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


This course provides students from diverse disciplines with a comprehensive understanding of energy transition principles and equips them with the essential skills to participate actively in local energy transition initiatives. Key topics covered encompass innovations in renewable energy, futures literacy, intercultural awareness, innovative business models and effective communication. The course combines theory and practical application through project-based assignments in group settings, offering enriching field trips and networking opportunities to inspire and connect students.


  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and the Netherlands


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection 

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May 27 - June 14 , 2024 - Global Energy Transition Summer School in the Netherlands

June/July 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to students in all programs at NSCC with an interest in energy, energy transition and global sustainability. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning  (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $3500
Airfare (estimate) -student responsibility $1600
Passport and any associated fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through - student  responsibility $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) - student responsibility $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (cost will vary depending on travel distance to the airport) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200

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