Opportunities Abroad

The College of Forestry is lucky to have an international programs office that works to offer students amazing opportunities to travel abroad through study programs, internships, exchange programs, and research. Please visit here for CoF Opportunities Abroad.

Another great resource is the College of Forestry International Blog Page. Read all about student stories to get ideas about what your next adventure could be like.

Highlights for Chile/Borneo/Alpine Europe

Chile: March 23-30, 2019 (Spring Break program)

Mountains to the Sea: Ecosystems of Chile

3 undergrad credits or 3 grad credits

“Visit Chile over spring break and discover an environment very similar to the West Coast of the US! Meet faculty and students from the Universidad Austral de Chile, journey to different nature reserves and field stations, and discuss and learn about forest dynamics and conservation, restoration, and climate change mitigation! You can even stay on for an internship during spring term”

Link: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/international/about-mountains-sea-ecosystems-chile

App deadline: Jan 11, 2019 (apply early! Will be notified by the end of January)


Malaysian Borneo: Summer 2019 (dates TBD – about two weeks)

Oil Palms and Orangutans: Forest Conservations in Malaysian Borneo

6 undergrad credits or 3 grad credits

“As tropical forests are converted to plantations all across SE Asia, conservation challenges are increasing. Travel to Malaysian Borneo to gain an introduction to those challenges by visiting conservation centers, field stations, forest reserves, and more. Experience the issues from both the human perspective and the wildlife view. Stay for the rest of the summer for one of the internships available in a variety of fields.”

Link: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/international/about-forest-conservation-malaysian-borneo

App deadline: Feb 15, 2019 (apply early, spots are limited!)


Alpine Europe: Summer 2019 (dates TBD – about two weeks)

Sustainability of the Built Environmental in Alpine Europe

6 undergrad credits or 3 grad credits

“Travel through four different countries as you examine the built environment in which we live and its environmental impacts. Explore the sustainability of the built environmental by looking at European forestry practices and the manufacturing and construction aspects of creating new wooden structures. Taught in cooperation with the University of Primorska in Slovenia!

Link: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/international/about-alpine-europe

App deadline: Mar 15, 2019


Costa Rica: December 9-20, 2019 (Winter Break program)

Costa Rica: An Immersion in Culture and Nature

*this program’s application deadline has already passed

Link (to new CoF website!): http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/international/about-costa-rica-immersion-culture-and-nature


Upcoming CoF International Events

Faculty-Led Program Info Sessions

Come learn about our upcoming faculty-led international experiences. Our info sessions will cover our spring break trip to Chile, and our summer trips to Malaysian Borneo and Alpine Europe, as well as funding opportunities for our programs. Interact with faculty leaders and students who have been a part of previous trips. Both info sessions will cover the same topics and both start at 5 pm.

Wednesday, Nov 28 – StAg (Room number TBD), 5 pm

Thursday, Nov 29 – RICH115, 5 pm


International Coffee

When: Wednesday, October 24, 10-11:30 am

Where: Richardson Hall, 2nd floor knuckle

What: The College of Forestry is home to many students from many different countries. Come mingle and chat while drinking coffee, enjoying snacks from around the world, and appreciating photos from our Malaysian Borneo international program! Hosted by the CoF International Programs Office.

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