Spending time abroad can enrich your studies tremendously; however, mobility also comes with a carbon footprint. A single flight from Zurich to New York and back emits, per passenger, twice the annual per capita greenhouse gas budget that could be tolerated from a climate point of view. The following tips can help you make your trip abroad more sustainable:
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Green Travel Top-Ups
Financial aid with the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)
Within the framework of the SEMP, based on the call for projects 2021, financial aid is now available to students who choose to travel to and from their destination using a means of transport generating lower CO2 emissions than the plane. You will receive a 100 CHF top-up at the end of your stay if you are able to submit proof of travel by train, bus or bike (e.g. copy of the original travel ticket/s).
The flat rate of CHF 100 is paid in accordance to the rules set out by the University of Zurich.