The Environmental Science Faculty encourage students majoring in ENVS to consider Study Abroad to broaden their ecological perspective. Several sites have been reviewed by the faculty to assist students in planning their programs. While these are not the only sites available for ENVS students, they are known to provide quality student experiences.
Trinity Global Site - Cape Town, South Africa - Fall or Spring
Students can take up to three courses toward the major in several relevant departments at the University of Cape Town, the premier research university in South Africa. Programs include the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, and Research in Environmental Evaluation, Freshwater Research, Marine Biology, Marine Studies, to name just some of the relevant fields. Internship opportunities are also available. (Requires a GPA of 2.8-3.0 for admission) Copy of course descriptions is available here (pdf Reader needed)
Students who participate in the non-Trinity programs listed below receive at least 3 credits which can be counted toward the major requirements of ENVS.
School for Field Studies (Semester program courses count as 1 Science Elective, 1 Social Science Elective, and 1 Research credit at all sites. One credit for BIOL 333L Ecology is also given for courses taken at the site in Kenya, Turcs and Caicos, Costa Rica, and Baja Mexico )
FALL or SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAMS
Turcs and Caicos (Carribean)
FALL SEMESTER ONLY
Semester in Environmental Science - Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, Mass. (Courses count as ENVS 275L - Methods, 1 Science Elective, and 1 Research. It is possible to complete a second science elective depending on courses taught in the specific year.
EcoQuest New Zealand - In partnership with the University of New Hampshire Department of Natural Resources, the EcoQuest Education Foundation offers a study abroad program of intensive, applied field studies in ecology, resource management and environmental policy.