Learning Abroad for Environmental Studies Majors

Study Abroad

Where to Study

For a list of where past and present majors have studied and a summary of the courses they have taken abroad, check this searchable database.  Note that this is not a definitive list of what is possible and should serve only as a useful guide and planning resource. The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives Study Abroad website is also an excellent resource for programs, application procedures, deadlines, financial aid, and more. Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) are readily available to qualified students.

Programs suggested by the ES Department

These programs may be of interest to ES majors and minors, please check with the McCulloch Center to see if the program you are interested in has been approved.

Africa and the Middle East

African Ecology and Conservation
Organization for Tropical Studies, South Africa 

Wildlife Management Program
School for Field Studies - Kenya & Tanzania
Fall or spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred

Environmental & Geographical Science
University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred

Sustainable Development
Ben-Gurion University of the Nagev - Beer Sheva, Israel
Spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Asia and the Pacific

Sustainability and Environmental Action
SIT Study Abroad - Byron Bay, Queensland, Australia
Fall or spring, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred

Rainforest Studies
SIT Study Abroad - Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia

Fall or spring, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred

Earth Systems Program
Frontiers Abroad - Auckland, New Zealand
Spring, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred

Geology of New Zealand Program
Frontiers Abroad - Christchurch, New Zealand
Spring, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred

University of Otago
Wide range of courses - Dunedin, New Zealand
Fall or spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Pacific Communities and Social Change
SIT Study Abroad - Samoa

Fall or spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Nomadic Culture and Globalization
SIT Study Abroad - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Fall or spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred

University of Hong Kong
Wide range of courses - Hong Kong
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Europe

Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred for ES majors

Ecological and Environmental Sciences
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Environmental Planning
Queen's University Belfast - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred

Ecology and Environment
University of Sussex - Brighton, England
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred

Sustainability
Siena School for Liberal Arts - Siena, Italy
Fall, spring or year, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Latin America and Caribbean

Globalization, Development, and Environment
MHC/Goucher joint program - Monteverde, Costa Rica

Spring, taught in Spanish and English
Laurel-preferred

Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change
SIT Study Abroad - Argentina
Fall or spring, taught in Spanish
Laurel-preferred

Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
SIT Study Abroad - Cochabamba, Bolivia
Fall or spring, taught in Spanish
Laurel-preferred 

Amazon Resource Management
SIT Study Abroad - Brazil
Fall or spring, taught in English
Laurel-preferred 

Comparative Ecology and Conservation
SIT Study Abroad - Quito, Ecuador

Fall or spring, taught in Spanish
Not Laurel-preferred

Tropical Ecology
SIT Study Abroad - Panama City, Panama
Fall or spring, taught in Spanish
Not Laurel-preferred

Marine Resource Studies
School for Field Studies - South Caicos Island, Turks & Caicos Islands
Fall or spring, taught in English
Not Laurel-preferred 

Credit Transfer

Please read the credit transfer page on the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives' website for general information about study abroad credit transfer.

Summer Internships and Research Abroad

A summer internship or research project abroad is a good way for students to apply and develop their skills and explore possible career paths while engaging with cultures and perspectives outside the United States.

Students have the option of developing their own summer internship or research project.

Funding is available through the Universal Application Form (UAF). For more details about internship opportunities and funding, please contact Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential learning at the McCulloch Center.  

Both the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives and the Career Development Center have student evaluations of past international internships on file.

Next Steps

Students interested in exploring possibilities for learning abroad are encouraged to contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. April Stroud is the primary advisor for study abroad, and Kirk Lange can offer guidance on internships or research abroad. Students should also consult with their advisor about how they can best connect and integrate learning abroad with their work in the major.