Sustainability and environmental sciences have significant global impact, so why not take your study of these subjects global as well? The University’s Center for Study Abroad provides students with countless programs available to study in other countries, a number of which are centered on sustainability and environmental sciences.
The following programs are recommended sustainability programs:
Ecuador – IES Galapagos
“Imagine stepping foot onto this mysterious dark land knowing it’s an estimated 3.5 million years old. Yes, million. This environmental haven awaits you 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador—complete with sea lions, iguanas, and tortoises galore waiting to welcome you.”
Australia – Australia National University
“ANU is a research-intensive university of global standing [specializing] in discovery and public policy. Our research priorities address the challenges facing Australia and the world.”
ANU offers dozens of sustainability related courses in topics ranging from “Corporate Sustainability,” “Climate Change Science,” and “Vegetation and Soils.”
Other sustainability-related programs to consider:
Ben Gurion University, Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), IES Freiburg, Uppsala, IES Sydney, IES Cape Town, IES Auckland, IES Christchurch.
The following programs are recommended earth and environmental science programs:
Ecuador – IES Quito
“Sit back, relax, and dream about the adventures that await you in Ecuador. First, imagine exploring Quito’s vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, picture yourself studying the ecological diversity of the Galápagos Islands, standing on the equator in Mitad del Mundo, and hiking the mountain rainforest in Loja Province. Pack your bags now—South America awaits you.”
New Zealand – IES Auckland
“You won’t be able to get enough of New Zealand’s active lifestyle while you explore the city’s one-of- a-kind landscape. Climb to Auckland’s highest point on the top of Mount Eden, watch the sailboats glide by in Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, or visit One Tree Hill, one of the city’s largest and most culturally significant volcanoes. When you need to rest, simply sit back, put your feet up, and take in the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand.”
New Zealand – IES Christchurch
“Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags and head to Christchurch! Tucked in between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens (its nickname is the Garden City), rich European culture, and high quality of living. Need to clear your head? Travel to the Southern Alps for a challenging hike that will make you feel like you’re on top of the clouds.”
Also recommended are the IES Galapagos and Australia National University programs described above!
Other earth/environmental science programs to consider:
American University in Cairo, DIS Copenhagen, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IES Freiburg – Environmental Studies, IES San Jose, IES London, IES Sydney, IES Kunming, CIEE Sharjah, Seoul National University, York University, Uppsala University, University of Bristol.
Written by: Ciara McGillivray, Class of 2018
Photo by: Insel Bartolomé HDR, Galapagos Von ChrisDaTischler