Study Abroad (International) or Off-Campus (Domestic) Programs

There are a multitude of international study abroad or domestic off-campus options available for those interested in Environmental Studies (ES). Programs that have been particularly popular with our students include SIT (School for International Training) in Tanzania and Australia, DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia) in Denmark, and various other programs in New Zealand, the UK, and Ecuador.

All of our ES majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad.

 

Sample Programs

Here are some useful links to begin your search for some eye-opening semester experiences abroad or off-campus. Visit IWU's International Office for more information on a variety of programs, in addition to transfer of credits, financial aid and other concerns.

*Indicates an Illinois Wesleyan University affiliated program

 Arcadia University's Center for Education Abroad* offers semester and summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and several European countries on topics such as environmental management, ecology, environmental policy and more.

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) offers semester and summer programs on environmental health and science, environmental studies, ecology and political science in 33 countries worldwide.

SIT (School for International Training)* offers a variety of environmental semester and summer programs in Australia, Botswana, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Iceland, Madagascar, the Mekong Delta, Panama and Tanzania. SIT stresses direct field experience in ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation and natural resource management in the cultural context of each location.

The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers semester and summer programs in Kenya, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Australia and Costa Rica focusing on sustainable development, wildlife management, coastal diversity, marine resource management, rainforest studies and others, with a focus on experiential learning.

Arcadia University's Center for Education Abroad* offers semester and summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and several European countries on topics such as environmental management, ecology, environmental policy and more.

Australearn offers semester and summer programs in Australia and New Zealand focusing on biology, ecosystems, environmental science and environmental management.

Council on International Education Exchange* (CIEE) offers semester and summer programs on environmental health and science, environmental studies, ecology and political science in 33 countries worldwide.

Institute for the International Education of Students* (IES) offers semester and summer programs in the natural sciences in Australia, Europe, Latin America and Japan

Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University* offers a wide range of environmentally-themed semester and summer programs in Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

SIT (School for International Training) * offers a variety of environmental semester and summer programs in Australia, Botswana, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Iceland, Madagascar, the Mekong Delta, Panama and Tanzania. SIT stresses direct field experience in ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation and natural resource management in the cultural context of each location.

The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers semester and summer programs in Kenya, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Australia and Costa Rica focusing on sustainable development, wildlife management, coastal diversity, marine resource management, rainforest studies and others, with a focus on experiential learning.

Arcadia University's Center for Education Abroad* offers semester and summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and several European countries on topics such as environmental management, ecology, environmental policy and more.

Council on International Education Exchange* (CIEE) offers semester and summer programs on environmental health and science, environmental studies, ecology and political science in 33 countries worldwide.

College Year in Athens* (CYA) brings students to Greece and offers a huge array of courses including courses focusing on urban sustainability and planning as well as landscape ecology and conservation. 

DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia)* offers semester programs in Denmark and other countries in Scandinavia in environmental sustainability, urban design, and environmental science of the arctic.

Institute for the International Education of Students* (IES) offers semester and summer programs in the natural sciences in Australia, Europe, Latin America and Japan

Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University* offers a wide range of environmentally-themed semester and summer programs in Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

School for International Training*  (SIT) offers a variety of environmental semester and summer programs in Australia, Botswana, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Iceland, Madagascar, the Mekong Delta, Panama and Tanzania. SIT stresses direct field experience in ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation and natural resource management in the cultural context of each location.

Council on International Education Exchange* (CIEE) offers semester and summer programs on environmental health and science, environmental studies, ecology and political science in 33 countries worldwide.

Institute for the International Education of Students* (IES) offers semester and summer programs in the natural sciences in Australia, Europe, Latin America and Japan

Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University* offers a wide range of environmentally-themed semester and summer programs in Latin America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

School for International Training*  (SIT) offers a variety of environmental semester and summer programs in Australia, Botswana, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Iceland, Madagascar, the Mekong Delta, Panama and Tanzania. SIT stresses direct field experience in ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation and natural resource management in the cultural context of each location.

La Suerte and Ometepe Biological Field Stations offer short-term field courses on various topics in ecology in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Institute for the International Education of Students* (IES) offers semester and summer programs in the natural sciences in Australia, Europe, Latin America and Japan

School for International Training*  (SIT) offers a variety of environmental semester and summer programs in Australia, Botswana, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Iceland, Madagascar, the Mekong Delta, Panama and Tanzania. SIT stresses direct field experience in ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation and natural resource management in the cultural context of each location.

International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) offers semester programs exploring the culture and ecology of Thailand, with an emphasis on experiential learning.

Japan Center for Michigan Universities offers a spring semester program on environmental sciences in Japan that includes study of Japanese language and culture, field trips and internship opportunities.

 The Sea Education Association's SEA Semester offers an interdisciplinary oceanography program that combines the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and public policy. The program includes two 6-week components in Woods Hole, MA and either the Atlantic, Atlantic/Carribbean or Pacific.

Semester at Sea offers study abroad trips to various places around the world. Students take classes on board the ship and examine global crisis issues--the environment, population, foreign policy relationships, economics--in the context of the nations they visit.

University of Montana's Center for Ethics  provides an opportunity for scholars, students and professionals to gather in Missoula, MT to discuss and reflect on environmental issues and ethics. The institute consists of two courses and an evening lecture series and runs various times throughout the summer.

The Urban Studies Program, held in Chicago, offers students an experience-based study of urban issues and social justice. Students are placed in internships throughout the city, many of which are environmentally-focused.

The Washington Semester Program offers courses in environmental politics and sustainable development in Washington, D.C., along with optional study abroad components and internship placements in federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers several summer and semester-long research and study opportunities in marine biology and oceanography in Cape Cod, MA.