Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains (Short Course)

United States

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The award
Short Course

How long you will study
2 Weeks

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
June

International course fees
USD 5890 per total

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About Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Join us for the first-ever Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains, held in-person this summer in Castleton, Vermont, to mobilize action, drive impact, and affect change in response to our warming planet. You have a critical role to play in finding solutions to a fast and evolving future where climate change continues to disrupt our way of life. Bring transparency to the complexities of the climate crisis and gain real-world experience to demonstrate your impact.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardShort CourseHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 weeks
    Course startsJuneDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesUSD 5890 per total

Entry requirements

Admission to the Climate School is selective. The organizing committee will look for exceptional and highly motivated students who are eager to participate in climate action in their communities.

We will require the following documents to be submitted with your application:

  • Completed online application form
  • Non-refundable $200 application fee
  • $500 enrollment deposit to hold-space in the program
  • A signed Agreement Form
  • The contact information for two references. (At least one reference must be a teacher/instructor who knows you from an academic setting, the other can be written by someone who knows you in an extracurricular setting, such as a part-time job, after-school club, etc. No letters from parents or friends are acceptable.)
  • Personal Statement (A short statement outlining your interest in this program. 600 words maximum.)

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