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Environmental Studies

Environmental Fellows Study Abroad Program

Southwestern University’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies takes into account and critically considers the global nature of many political, cultural, scientific, and justice issues. As part of this focus, five students are awarded funds each year to help support their study in an Environmental Studies program outside of the United States. A variety of opportunities are available for study in a number of different places and with various academic approaches.

The funding amount is up to $5,000 per student and can be applied towards any expenses related to travel, room and board, tuition and fees in the approved programs.

Students do not need to be majors in Environmental Studies in order to apply, however the programs must have an environmental focus. Students who receive the award will be expected to connect their abroad experience with the broader Southwestern community after they return through extra-curricular activities, civic engagement, and/or academic projects and presentations. A $1,000 stipend is awarded as part of this on-going engagement component.

Applying for EFSAP:

The application for the Environmental Fellows Study Abroad Program can be submitted online using our electronic application.

For questions about the Environmental Fellows Study Abroad Program, contact Laura Hobgood-Oster.


The Kendeda Fund supports environmental projects and conservation initiatives nationwide, including the study abroad program for SU students.