United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Co-Creation Program

Program Details

This Summer School unfolds the United Nations' sustainable development goals through student participation in a cross-cultural and cross-educational context. The goals derive from the United Nations' international agreements on processing towards explicit sustainability in 2030. They are unique in that they call for action from all countries; poor, rich and middle-income alike to promote prosperity, all the while protecting the planet.

More information regarding the program, click here.


The course will focus on global topics related to the sustainable development goals – for example:

  • Health and well-being for people of all ages
  • Reduced inequality within health care, different ethnicities, social classes and gender
  • Sustainability through circularity in production, consumption, cities and communities
  • Strong, democratic and engaging institutions for all
  • facilitate student community involvement
  • develop students' co-creational community skills, focusing on citizenship (and citizen involvement)
  • provide cross-cultural skills through differentiated themes, projects and ideas
  • build relationships between participants representing different cultures


Aarhus, Denmark
Travel dates: TBA

Tentative Itinerary

May to July: Take classes at KPU and one pre-departure session
July 29th: 4 weeks of scheduled course participation at VIA University College in Denmark
August 21st: End of program

Students will work on the crowd-sourcing platform VIAConnect with real life challenges within the four global topics developed by stakeholders and staff from VIA University College. The objective of the elective module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop innovative ideas for small improvements and solutions for the real life challenges; thereby, combining theoretical and practice-based knowledge with innovative study and work forms. 


  Program Fee KPU Tuition Cost – 12 Credits Flights
Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident) 1620 EUR ****
(approx. $2400)
$1701.36** Estimated $1100 to $1400***

**Additional fees such as Multi-Pass and KSA Extended Dental and Health Plan are not included.
***Costs may vary. For a more accurate estimate, please search for flights on the departure and return travel dates through your preferred travel provider.
****Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Scholarships and fundraising opportunities

Both scholarships and fundraising opportunities to help students pay for the Global Learning Experience are available.

Click here for information on scholarships and other financial assistance options.

Information about fundraising opportunities: https://kpu.ca/foundation/student-fundraising


Completed 3 semesters in any bachelor degree program

Application Deadline

April 1

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Please contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca if you’d like more information on how to apply

Contact Information

KPU International


Faculty of Health

Sherilyn Sweeney



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