December 26, 2015 - January 18, 2016
This three and a half-week experiential program will examine resource conservation and the natural, and related social, history of New Zealand’s South Island. In this course you’ll use New Zealand as a case study to examine different cultural perspectives on the three pillars of sustainability: environment, social equity, and economics. The program travels to many of the stunning national parks, forests, wildlife reserves, and coastlines of New Zealand to learn from knowledgeable local experts and practitioners.Learn more about the New Zealand program
This new and unique course will bring faculty and students together to learn more about global issues that impact the sustainable management and use of natural resources. Issues were examined through the lens of examples in Costa Rica including natural resources conservation, water management, ecotourism, wood products manufacturing, forest certification, and wildlife protection will be examined through field trips and lecture by experts.Learn more about the Costa Rica program
January 4 - 16, 2016
This two-week faculty-led program in Panama explores the Global Issues related to natural resource conservation. Students will earn 3 university credits.
You will learn about natural resource management and conservation issues, indigenous culture in the Autonomous San Blas Region, the impact of climate change on tropical environments and local people, Latin American history and culture, agricultural practices and related issues in developing countries, incredible landscapes, unique ecosystems, biodiversity, and much more!Learn more about the Panama program
March 5 - 13, 2016
Experience the culture and history of the rugged Connemara coast. Explore the cities of Galway and Ennis. Hike in Connemara National Park. Learn with students at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Participate in a hands-on design and build project. Contribute by participating in a service-learning project in Connemara National Park. Experience the world.
December 17 - 30, 2015
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the remote and dramatic wilderness of the world’s least-understood continent. Towering icebergs, glacier-draped mountains, and waddling penguins are just a few of the wonders that greet you on this experiential program. You’ll explore contemporary issues in Antarctica and the adjacent Southern Ocean, and learn how this otherworldly continent is so closely linked with the civilized world. The program starts with a Fall online course that includes weekly webcast lectures covering a diverse range of Antarctic topics. The two-week field study takes place during your winter break, which is summer in Antarctica, when you’ll fly to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina before journeying by ship to the Antarctic Peninsula.
May 26, 2016 - June 21, 2016
A 24-day field experience in New Zealand (North Island) and northeast Queensland, Australia (the Outback, Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef). By participating in hands-on service learning projects, we will learn about sustainability, ecological restoration and resource conservation in New Zealand's North Island and Australia's tropical northeast region. Students will learn through classroom lectures and field trips, and then use their knowledge to assist community groups with long-term ecological research and conservation projects.Learn more about the Australia + New Zealand program