Programs by Major: Environmental Science


ADELAIDE: Flinders University

Traditional | Adelaide, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Study Abroad opportunities allow you to live in a new city, enhance your career prospects, provide the opportunity for personal development, experience a different culture and meet new people without interrupting your studies or your career path.

You can spend a semester or a whole year at Flinders University and earn credit towards a degree in your own country. You can start your studies in either the first semester (March to June) or second semester (July to November), although if you are intending to come for a full year we suggest you start in semester one to give yourself a great choice of topics.

 

 


AUCKLAND: University of Auckland

Traditional | Auckland, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program, on the north island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in a cosmopolitan city with picturesque harbors, mountains, lakes, parks, and beaches just a short distance from the university. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Auckland. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences, but there are a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.


CARDIFF: Cardiff University

Traditional | Wales, Wales

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Cardiff University's academic system is modular which means you will be able to choose classes from several different subjects. You will be able to build your own programme to suit your interests and match it with the degree in Northeastern. The full list of courses that you can choose from can be found in the online module catalogue. This can be found online at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/studyabroad. At Cardiff University, you will be fully integrated into the classroom experience, studying alongside British, European and other International students.


CHRISTCHURCH: University of Canterbury

Traditional | Christchurch, New Zealand

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

This program, on the south island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in one of the most scenic and picturesque regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Canterbury. There are a limited number of courses offered in a variety of disciplines, for example: Anthropology, Geology, Sociology, English, Political Science, History, Computer Science, and Psychology. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Elizabeth Dovenberg, Canterbury Full Year 2012-2013; dovenberg.e@husky.neu.edu

 


GOLD COAST: Bond University

Traditional | Gold Coast, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Bond University, located on the Gold Coast of Australia (one hour from Brisbane), offers students an opportunity to live and study with other Australian and international students at the first private university in Australia. Bond has a student population of only 2,600 and a student/faculty ratio of only 10:1. This allows students to receive personal attention from its faculty and interact closely with the entire college community.

Students are encouraged to partake in the multitude of activities both on and off-campus. Bond offers students courses in many Arts & Sciences disciplines. The Semester at Bond is purposely scheduled to be compatible with the academic calendar of "American, European, and Asian" universities.


GUACIMO: Earth University – Sustainability in Latin America

Experiential Research, Traditional | Guacimo, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The Field Study Program in Costa Rica will be held on the campus of EARTH University in Guacimo, Costa Rica, an 8,000 acre estate 40 miles east of the capital city of San Jose.

The program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to help organizations understand and act upon the principles of sustainability, and to gain a deeper understanding about the relationships between business, society and the environment in the Latin American context.

The first three weeks of the program will be spent at the Guacimo campus (Caribbean coast) and the fourth week at the La Flor campus (Pacific coast). The Caribbean coast has lush vegetation, mountains and white sand beaches, world-class fishing, bird watching, horseback riding and all types of water activities. The Pacific coast has first-rate beaches and is famous for its surfing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and nearby wildlife refuges and national parks.

Costa Rica offers a variety of spectacular outdoor activities including breathtaking cloud forests, active volcanoes, stunning beaches, tropical nature preserves, and horseback riding. Included in the program, students will take two week-end trips: a canopy rainforest tour and a trip to the Arenal Volcano, a treat to watch, especially at night when red molten lava spurts from the volcano cone.


REYKJAVIK: Reykjavik University – Sustainability in Iceland

Traditional | Reykjavik, Iceland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Dates: Summer I

The purpose of this course is to explore sustainable development and its implications by studying the economic history of Iceland, particularly with regard to the part played by renewable energy and commercial fishing, land use and tourism from the 20th century onwards.  Iceland offers an interesting case for study.  This volcanic island was first settled in the 9th century, and over the course of a few hundred years of human activity, the long term equilibrium of the island was disrupted causing severe environmental degradation.  By the turn of the 20th century Iceland was one of the poorest countries in Europe.  Over the course of the last hundred years, utilization of Iceland‘s considerable resources has allowed a remarkable transformation of the country, which now enjoy‘s a standard of living among the best in the world and is considered a leader in the sustainable use of natural resources.  The relatively small size and simplicity of the Icelandic economy makes it particularly understandable and suitable for analysis.


SYDNEY: University of Sydney

Traditional | Sydney, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

This program allows students to live and study in one of the most multicultural and dynamic regions of the world. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Sydney, the oldest university in Australia. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences with a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students are encouraged to take courses with an Australian and Southeast Asian focus, and will have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs. Optional trips are offered through the International Student Services Unit (ISSU) to Canberra, the Blue Mountains, and other exotic regions.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Ana Tarbetsky, Sydney Fall 2013; tarbetsky.a@husky.neu.edu


WOODS HOLE: SEA Semester

Traditional | Woods Hole, U.S.

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

A semester with the Sea Education Association (SEA) is unlike any other study abroad program. It combines an intensive four-week shore component in Woods Hole, MA with a sea voyage either in the Atlantic/Caribbean or in the Pacific. (Depending on the time of year, some voyages may go to Nova Scotia). The interdisciplinary course work teaches more than just Maritime Studies, Nautical Science, and Oceanography; it teaches students about team work, cooperation, and seamanship. Students also learn how to sail a boat, from striking and setting sails to navigating and steering.

Note: This program fulfills most Arts & Sciences requirements for the Marine Studies minor. Please consult Peter Rosen in the Geology Department for more information.

Students may also participate in the Protecting the Phoenix Islands summer program. This 8-week summer session welcomes students to explore one of the last coral wildernesses on earth through one of two academic tracks: science or policy. The Phoenix Islands comprise the Pacific’s largest marine protected area (MPA) and were recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students will join marine scientists from SEA, the New England Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on an unprecedented research voyage to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a region of the world which remains largely unexplored and unvisited.