Study sustainability abroad — the following programs provide the opportunity to witness and learn sustainability principles and solutions in a global context.
DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities.
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)
HECUA offers off-campus academic programs that provide students opportunities to do integrative intellectual, political, and artistic work in support of movements for social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in the U.S. and abroad.
- Ecuador: Community Internships in Latin America
- Italy: Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Justice
- New Zealand: Culture and the Environment—A Shared Future
Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS)
ICADS is a center for study, research, and analysis of Central American social and environmental issues. The ICADS focuses on economic development, politics, environmental studies, sustainable development, public health, women’s issues, education, human rights, and conservation.
- Costa Rica: Environment and Sustainable Development Field Program
- Costa Rica: Social Justice & Development Internship
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a nonprofit consortium of about fifty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide. Founded in 1963, OTS’ mission is to provide leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. OTS has operations in three countries and research stations and education programs in Costa Rica and South Africa.
School for Field Studies (SFS)
Since 1980, SFS has offered programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. SFS’ programs are intense, invigorating, and fulfilling and are delivered by an all-star team of faculty and staff. Students examine firsthand the environmental issues faced by host communities, gaining important research skills, making lifelong friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.
- Australia: Rainforest To Reef
- Bhutan: Himalayan Environment And Society In Transition
- Cambodia: Conservation, Ethics, and Environmental Change
- Chile: Wild Patagonia—Fire and Ice
- Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies
- Kenya: Wildlife, Water, and Community
- Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
- Peru: Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon
- Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies
- Turks & Caicos Islands: Marine Resource Studies
School for International Training (SIT)
SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. In addition to its rich history, SIT Study Abroad has a number of unique qualities that make it an ideal choice for an extraordinary, transformative study abroad experience.
- Argentina: People, Environment, and Climate Change in Patagonia and Antarctica
- Australia: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology
- Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action
- Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
- IHP: Climate Change—The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy
- Iceland: Climate Change and the Arctic
- Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
- Mongolia and Siberia: Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment
- Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
- Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
- Tanzania: Zanzibar—Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Sea Education Association (SEA) is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Their accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester®, is the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the ocean. While the academic focus varies, each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach.
- Fiji / Samoa, New Zealand: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems
- New Zealand: Climate & Society
- Caribbean: Reef Expedition
- Caribbean: Colonization to Conservation
- New Zealand: The Global Ocean
- French Polynesia, New Zealand: Oceans & Climate
- Caribbean, North Atlantic: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation