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Bicycle Urbanism in Copenhagen

bicycles in front of a building

  • Instructor: Linda Stewart
  • Dates in Denmark:  Course begins at PCC before travel. Dates in Copenhagen July 30-August 12.
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Course:  WR 227 Technical and Professional writing with a focus on bicycle urbanism in Copenhagen
  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: WR 121, basic computer literacy, and intermediate word processing skills
  • Program Type: Split Course (The course will begin in Portland and a portion of the course will be taught overseas)
  • Application Deadline: Application Deadline extended to February,19 2023
  • Deposit Deadline: February, 22 2023
  • Program Fee: Estimated Expense Sheet WR 227 2023

Program Description

The class will start with a case study concerning bicycle transportation in Portland, including safety, infrastructure, parking, equity, affordability and new ridership.  Students will compile a research report on a specific topic in advance of the overseas program component.  After examining issues from a local perspective, the course will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark to explore the same issues comparatively from Denmark.   Students will observe, take notes, contribute to a shared archive of photos, compare, and submit a revised version of initial research report. When they return they will display their photos in a gallery.

Program Highlights

Copenhagen is a great place to explore the theme Bicycle Urbanism from a professional writing standpoint.  In Copenhagen, 62% of residents commute to work by bike.

Highlights include
  • use of a bicycle and time to explore Copenhagen on your own
  • three guest lectures led by on-site urban studies faculty
  • tours of Copenhagen’s bicycle paths and bridges, led by urban studies faculty
  • meet with local politicians to learn more about bicycle policy in Copenhagen
  • visit local bicycle makers
  • live the bicycle lifestyle by grocery shopping and picnic by bike
  • meet with local families to learn more about the bicycle lifestyle
  • explore Copenhagen’s acclaimed restaurants and prepare your own food in dorm style kitchens
  • stay in dormitory style, university housing
  • contribute journal entries and photos of Copenhagen that will be displayed in a local gallery upon return to Portland
  • visit local amusement parks, natural areas, and historic sights.

Included in Program

  • Housing for entirety of program (Residential Community/Dormitory style)
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not included in Program

  • Round-trip airfare to Denmark
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed

Interested in Learning More?

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Application is not currently available. Check back in September 2023.

Questions? Use our application instructions or watch our First Steps video which explains how to apply to this program.