Study Abroad Programs
Denison students have a long history of enhancing their education with off-campus studies in another region of the world. Students who study abroad typically do this for one semester during their Junior year. ENVS majors who wish to study abroad are STRONGLY encouraged to do so in the spring semester of their Junior year. Students interested in pursuing study-abroad opportunities should initiate their study abroad preparations early, typically during the fall of their Sophomore year.
- Fall: Set up a meeting with Andrew Law, director of Off-campus studies, to discuss options.
Early February:Off-campus study proposal deadline for Fall
Early March:Proposal deadline for Summer programs
For the Off-Campus Study office list of Denison approved programs go to:
Additional information on off-campus study programs of interest to ENVS students:
Semester and summer study abroad opportunities in
This study abroad program offers intensive spring and fall semester programs and shorter summer workshops exploring solutions to the challenges our planet will face in the 21st century. Programs focus on sustainability in the design arts, but both design and non-design students are encouraged to apply.
Holbrook Global Field Expeditions offers field programs in North America,
Latin America, Africa,
This study abroad program offers an opportunity to study ecology, culture,
and environmental issues in
Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI) is an independent, nonprofit educational
organization that offers academically rigorous field courses in some of the
most ecologically and culturally interesting places in
The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) undergraduate programs, offered
in partnership with
The School for International Training offers the following biology and environmental science-related programs.
This is a one semester interdisciplinary ocean and coast studies program
that integrates marine science, maritime history, environmental policy, and
literature of the sea. The program is devoted to experiential education and
original research and scholarship in history, public policy, marine science,
and literature. Students live and study at Mystic Seaport, the world?s largest
maritime museum, in the coastal town of
Sea Education Association is an educational institution dedicated to the study of the ocean environment and its relationship to Earth and to human affairs. The semester study program involves intensive coursework and practical experience both ashore on a residential campus as well as at sea aboard deep-ocean sailing research vessels. The three main programs for college undergraduates include SEA Semester, which is the traditional interdisciplinary program with hands-on oceanographic research; the SEA Semester: Oceans and Climate, which is intended for advanced science students who want to understand the dynamics between oceanographic processes important in climate change; and SEA Semester: Documenting Change in the Caribbean, involving an exploration in the humanities and social sciences.
This program takes place at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA., which is also home to five other independent research and educational institutions. This program involves both coursework and field experience opportunities and also allows students to engage in an independent research project. The programs emphasis is upon studying ecosystem biogeochemistry and biology of coastal bays, ponds, wetlands, and forests.
The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, is a unique educational collaboration that engages students, faculty, and practioners in exceptional learning opportunities that provide the tools and knowledge to participate in community building and social transformation. HECUA programs emphasize integrating theoretical frameworks with skills and practices that enable students to address social justice issues and to develop their capacities for effective citizenship. Programs focus on issues such as global migration and immigration, deliberative democracy, civil society in theory and practice, justice and social change, and community and economic development.
The Center for Global Education through
CIEE is a leading
SIT Study Abroad is a pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, providing international programs for more than 2,000 students from over 200 colleges and universities. Students gain a deep appreciation of local cultures, develop language fluency, and become immersed in thematic studies including environmental and development studies. SIT offers programs in almost 50 countries.
MSID offers semester and year-long development programs in
The Castle Rock Environmental Studies program is a study
abroad semester that travels from the mountains of
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) multiprogram laboratory focusing on national and global energy and environmental issues. ORNLs mission is to conduct basic and applied research and development in order to advance the nation’s energy resources, environmental quality and scientific knowledge, and to contribute to the educational foundation and national economic competitiveness. The Oak Ridge Science Semester enables students to join ongoing investigations at ORNL and to use the sophisticated resources available at the Laboratory. Students devote time both to interdisciplinary courses as well as research groups.