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 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.
Funding for International Opportunities
Interested in an international component to your degree but worried about funding? Consider the Dean’s Investment Fund for International Engagement, a College of Forestry-specific funding source for international programs. Award range from $300-$2500 and depend on student achievement and financial need. Learn more here. The application deadline has already passed.
Faculty-Led Program: Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems – Graduate Field Course in North Patagonia
This graduate-only faculty-led program will take place as an online course throughout fall term and will culminate in a week-long field course on Chiloe Island in Chile. Students will be asked to expand their scientific basis by borrowing theories and concepts from other disciplines, such as complexity theory, as they grapple with the issues of management of natural resources in a time of global change. This year’s course will focus on forest restoration and management as well as forest degradation in old-growth forests and will take part with students from Chile and Canada. Click here for more information. Application deadline has passed.
Academic Exchange to University of British Columbia in Canada
Spend a term at UBC in Vancouver BC, Canada, consistently ranked as one of the 40 best universities in the world. Undergraduate degree programs offered by the Faculty of Forestry range from urban forestry, natural resources conservation, wood science, wood products processing, forestry, and forest sciences. Graduate programs include a Master of Applied Science in Forestry, a Master of Forestry, a Master of Science in Forestry, a Master of Sustainable Forest Management, and a Master of International Forestry. Learn more about the program and about applications here. Application deadline has passed.
Academic Exchange to École Supérieure du Bois in France
Take a term at ESB in Nantes, France, an engineering school specializing in wood science and technology on an international level. Opportunities for both undergraduates and graduates exist at ESB. Visit our website to learn more. Application deadline has passed.
Faculty-Led Program: Costa Rica – An Immersion in Culture and Nature
Applications are NOW OPEN for our winter break faculty-led program in Costa Rica. The course begins with an online fall term course to learn more about Costa Rica, conservation, and ecotourism. Then the course goes to Costa Rica for a week of backpacking, family farms, adventure travel, and more.
Venture into the humid tropics of Costa Rica December 12-23 to learn about tropical ecology and conservation, develop backcountry adventure skills and experience the culture of Costa Rica while backpacking between working family farms, traveling by raft down the Rio Savegre, and exploring the surf breaks of Marino Ballena National Park. The online course in fall term will introduce you to the history and culture of Costa Rica, tropical ecology, natural resources, and adventure tourism. The class will then convene in Costa Rica for eleven days of hands-on exploration of the course topics. Led by Ron Reuter (NR) and Andrew Hawley (TRAL). 3 credits.
Visit our program webpage to learn more and to apply! Applications for this program are due May 15th!
Don’t forget that funding is available for CoF students in all majors through the CoF Dean’s Fund for International Engagement (deadline June 1).
Read about Cascades student Amy’s experience on the program last year!
Alpine Europe: June 16-30, 2019
Forest to Frame: Sustainable Manufacturing and Design in Alpine Europe
6 undergrad credits or 3 grad credits
The application deadline for one of our two week, faculty-led program to Alpine Europe has passed. This short-term study abroad takes place during summer break in both Slovenia and northern Italy. Explore the sustainability and creation of the built environment starting in the forest itself and following the value chain all the way through design, manufacturing, and construction. Experience cross-cultural exchange with students from the University of Primorska in Slovenia and learn from their faculty and industry leaders. The program will also include industry tours of several companies that focus on the manufacture and design of sustainable products made of natural materials. Click here for more information!
Peru: September 2019 (tentative dates: Sept 11 – 20, 2019)
Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Peru: from the Coast to the Andes
AGRI 399, 3 undergrad credits
This 2019 Exploring World Agriculture Educational Tour in September, led by Dr. Silvia Rondon – Professor & Extension Entomologist Specialist – will bring OSU students to the South American country of Peru. . The cost of the trip is estimated at $4,142, which includes airfare, lodging, tours, and most meals.
Please visit the Peru program brochure for more information and to apply. Questions? Please contact Paul Dorres and/or Dr. Rondon. Application deadline has passed.
Did you know that financial support is available?
All CoF majors are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Fund for International Engagement.