University of Exeter

The Fulbright UK Summer Institute on Global Sustainability hosted by the University of Exeter is a four-week cultural and academic programme for undergraduate students, focusing on climate change issues in South West England.

The Fulbright University of Exeter Summer Institute on Global Sustainability is aimed at bringing students who are passionate about sustainability and protecting the future of our planet together within the Fulbright programme and joining a wider global audience on their Sustainability Summer Programme.  

Participants will explore two main themes: sustainability and civic responsibility for the future of our planet, and the promotion of multicultural idea sharing and learning to help build a global community that is compassionate and understanding of diversity in its actions. Participants are encouraged to explore how STEM can support sustainability within a variety of disciplines across the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy. The academic content is delivered by scholars who are at the top of their respective fields, from disciplines such as Earth and Environmental Science, Ecology and Conservation, Engineering, and Mathematics. 


  • Fulbright Participants will be able to explore and experience London when they first arrive alongside the other students on the International Summer School. Excursions will include the British Museum and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. 
  • Within the academic course itself on the Sustainability Summer Programme, participants will have the chance to go on a field trip to the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus in Cornwall and the world-famous Eden Project, with thematic input from their world leading experts, as well as the standard Higher Education experience of lectures, seminars and workshops.  
  • Free weekends for independent travel or organized tours to Dartmoor, the Jurassic Coast and Bath, as well as other areas and activities 

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2nd July – 29 July 2024

  • 6 nights in shared ensuite accommodation in a central London hotel during the orientation days at the beginning of the Summer Institute 
  • Private, en-suite rooms with shared social space and kitchen facilities on the university campus in Exeter 
  • Any accommodation required on field trips 
  • A subsidy for catering each week for self-catering and off campus events 

Participants who successfully complete the Summer Institute will receive 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3 or 4 US semester credits). 

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