Moving Toward A Low-Carbon Future: Sustainability and Storytelling

This Burch Field Research Seminar is a six-week program that will take students to Germany, the Navarra region of Spain, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Through experiential learning, students will learn about climate change and examine the political, social, and economic factors facilitating the transition in those countries from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Through student-driven journalism projects, they will evaluate the costs and benefits of the transitions and consider potential lessons for North Carolina and the United States.

May 19 - June 30, 2018

Transition Magazine: On the energy revolution in Spain, Germany and the USA

Students in the Burch Field Research Seminar created Transition Magazine to share the stories they uncovered. Articles focus on building a green city from the ground up, share Berliners’ perspectives on climate change, and offer sustainability tips for American cities.

Read the Magazine.



Application Deadline

March 4, 2018


All Burch Field Research Seminars are open to UNC undergraduates (second-year status or greater) who have a 3.0 GPA.




Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships

Schedule an appointment to discuss Honors Study Abroad programs here.

We can no longer continue with a status quo energy policy. We must create sustainable clean energy jobs and leave the planet to our children and grandchildren in better shape than we found it.