Signature Experiences come in many forms that relate to Environmental Studies, including our study abroad and off-campus coursework, community internships, and research opportunities.
Additionally, our curriculum is built to scaffold in skills and knowledge that culminate
in a capstone experience, “Creating a Sustainable Society,” where students work collaboratively with peers to address sustainability challenges
locally or globally.
As an environmental studies student, you can choose your path and customize your experience.
Whether you want to think globally or act locally, Environmental Studies has a signature
experience that is right for you.
Students are able to participate in research on campus or during study abroad opportunities.
All IWU students can apply for the Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Endowment to work full-time on campus over the summer as scholars and artists under the supervision
of a faculty member.
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.