Opportunities to Study Abroad
Studying abroad is both an enriching intellectual experience, an opportunity for personal growth, and a chance to see firsthand the ecological, social, political, and cultural impacts of climate change in places around the world. The Environmental Studies program encourages its majors and minors to spend a semester abroad as a vital part of their undergraduate experience. Students can take courses offered at top global research universities or explore other programs including the Swarthmore/Macalester/Pomona Globalization, Environment & Society program located in Cape Town, South Africa, the School for International Training (SIT) that has a dedicated critical global issue; “Climate and the Environment,” and the School for Field Studies which focuses on field-based learning. We encourage you to explore these webpages and consult the Off Campus Study Office or the Chair of the Environmental Studies program to learn more.
Sample programs listed below offer at least one course focused on conservation, sustainable development, or climate change.
- Kenya SFS Semester
- Madagascar SIT Semester
- Tanzania SIT Semester
- South Africa - Swarthmore/Macalester/Pomona
- Denmark DIS Semester - Sustainability
- Denmark DIS Semester - Environmental Science of the Arctic
- Iceland SIT Semester
- Portugal SIT Semester