Northeastern University has a number of courses that reflect the efforts of NEJRC. Housed in the Department of Sociology, a number of graduate and undergraduate courses are offered each semester which consider the social aspects of the environment. For more information, please refer to the course listings on the NU home page.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a number of courses on environmental ethics, ethics and technology, and justice. More information about these courses and when they are offered is available at the Northeastern University Registrar.
Clean Air-Cool Planet is now inviting applications for our competitive 2013 Climate Fellowship program.
CA-CP’s Climate Fellowships pair outstanding students with important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Fellows spend 10 weeks during the summer working on meaningful, challenging projects at CA-CP and with our partners. In return, Fellows receive a stipend, as well as supervision, mentorship, and unique networking opportunities. 2013 Fellows will also join a growing group of nearly 50 CA-CP Climate Fellowship alumni, the vast majority of whom have remained in the environmental/energy fields.
Review available Fellowship postings and learn how to apply at http://cleanair-coolplanet.
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Clean Air-Cool Planet Team
Study Abroad in Costa Rica (ICDS)
Spend your 2013 Spring semester in Costa Rica studying Spanish, social justice, and sustainable development. Applications will be excepted through March 1st. More information can be found here or by visiting www.icds.ac.cr.
Below are the new features and improvements with the International Center for Development Studies in Costa Rica:
- New service-learning course: From Fall 2013 onwards, our academic programs will include a new service-learning course, entitled “Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development”. This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work, complemented with reflection spaces in the classroom, along with discussions about topics of local human development processes in urban Costa Rica.
- Shorter semester schedule: With the program content concentrated on a twelve-week long semester (87 days), instead of a fifteen-week one (over 90 days), we work around and avoid the long, arduous visa process. This translates in less expense for the students.
- Field study trip to Nicaragua: Our last addition to our semester programs is that now we will include a four-day, three-night trip to Nicaragua as the program main field study trip. This will be done in coordination with a Nicaraguan academic partner to provide students with an opportunity to compare and contrast sustainable human development efforts in the two countries of the Central American region, experience the local culture of a small colonial city like Granada, and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands on the Lake of Nicaragua.