Solving the world’s environmental problems like pollution, climate change, and dwindling natural resources takes a curious mind and a creative scientific approach. Taking your environmental science studies abroad means the opportunity to learn how soils can be decontaminated from farm products in Ghana, test the effects of carbon on rainwater in a Costa Rican rainforest, or model how arctic sea ice is changing in response to a warming planet in Iceland
Programs for environmental science majors
Environment and Sustainability, East Anglia
The University of East Anglia has been a climate research pioneer for over 50 years.
Courses focus on timely topics like sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, conservation, and environmental politics.
Participate in hands-on field work with local students from the United Kingdom.
Calling all sustainability, ecology, environment, and forestry majors!
Social-Ecological Sustainability in Southern Chile
With some of the most beautiful landscapes and miles of untouched nature, Chile is ideal for students interested in the delicate balance between continued development and conservation.
Participate in a team environmental planning project while exploring national parks.
Take a five-day cabin retreat to learn field research skills and live on an ecological reserve surrounded by ancient forests, tall mountains, and sparkling rivers.
Study abroad was a really good learning experience. I came out of it a much more confident person. I felt more adult, more grown up. I learned a lot about myself and other cultures, languages, and people. I made a lot of friends and got to travel to some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Standing in front of a class and teaching in Spanish for an hour was a great way to improve my language level and increase my confidence. I also gained more clarity on the roles and responsibilities of a teacher. To experience the dynamics of a classroom was a goal I was able to achieve through my internship abroad.
As an aspiring environmental engineer and a student of color, I want to revamp current civil systems for rural and developing communities through renewable energy, green infrastructure, sustainable materials, and better water, electric, and broadband networks. I want to redefine engineering to be not only about projects but more about the people they serve.
Ghana made me appreciate my cultural and familial values much more and widened my understanding of where my home truly is. I learned so much more from Ghana than I ever expected.