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Learning Abroad in Forest and Natural Resource Management

Picture yourself in Australia learning about Fire Management techniques. Learn how Scandinavian countries manage their forest resources. Complete an internship in Africa in agro-forestry. Study forest soil ecology in Costa Rica.

Learning Abroad Process

Familiarize yourself with the Learning Abroad Process. The order in which you do things is somewhat flexible.

Academic Planning

Review the following suggestions from the Forest and Natural Resource Management program before beginning your study abroad research.

How do I select a study abroad program?

How will the study abroad program fulfill my requirements?

Liberal Education:

Major requirements: 

Programs

Africa and the Middle East

Kenya

MSID—International Development in Kenya

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Senegal

MSID—International Development in Senegal

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Americas

Costa Rica

CIEE Costa Rica- Ecology of the Rainforest

  •   Participate in tropical biology and conservation
  • Study at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in the mountains of northwestern Costa Rica

Ecuador

MSID—International Development in Ecuador

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Asia and Oceania

Australia

Australian Environmental Studies (available through Arcadia Australia)

  • Explore a variety of Australia’s ecosystems, with an emphasis on unique plants, animals and physical environments
  • Field excursions through the country are an integral part of the program

Thailand 

MSID—International Development in Thailand

  • Program type: Field Study
  • Academic program built around grassroots development internships. Homestays and internship/research further enrich cultural immersion. Based in Chiang Mai but with internship options outside the city.
  • Choice of course tracks and internship or research placements have focused on such areas as sustainability and the environment.
  • Instruction is in English; no prior Thai language is required. Fall semester, spring semester, or academic year; consider year option to maximize cultural immersion and gain deeper research experience.
 

Additional Options to Consider

Many other options are available through CFANS

Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad Programs (non-credit)

  • An alternative or complement to study abroad.
  • Explore new interests or gain experience related to your field of study.
  • Consider paid and unpaid opportunities offered throughout the year at locations around the globe.

Student Experiences

Visit the Learning Abroad Center's Student Experiences web page for details on other students' experiences studying abroad.