Environmental Studies majors are encouraged to study abroad, and our students have attended a wide variety of programs all over the world. From Denmark to New Zealand, Mongolia to Madagascar, the ES Department has worked with the Center for Study Away to identify programs that span a range of environmentally related disciplines and topics.

Start planning early

You don’t have to know where you want to study to begin thinking about how and where a semester away might fit within your academic program. Students are encouraged to talk with their advisors, familiarize themselves with the application process, and work with their Center for Study Away advisor.

Recommended Programs

Policy/Development Programs:

Program Country
DIS:  Danish Institute for Study Abroad Copenhagen, Denmark
HECUA:  New Zealand Culture and the Environment Wellington, NZ
Macalester/Pomona/Swarthmore:  Globalization, the Environment, and Society in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa
SIT:  Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
SIT:  Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East Amman, Jordan
SIT/IHP:  Cities in the 21st Century Comparative programs with various locations
University of MN:  MSID: International Development in Kenya Kenya

Natural Sciences/Resources Programs:

Program Country
CIEE:  Study Abroad in Monteverde Monteverde, Costa Rica
Direct Enroll:  James Cook University Townsville or Cairns, Australia
SEA Semester:  Oceans and Climate Canary Islands, Spain
Woods Hole, MA, USA
SIT:  Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management Antalaha, Madagascar
SIT:  Comparative Ecology and Conservation Quito, Ecuador
SIT:  Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East Amman, Jordan