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 CoF Opportunities Abroad

Land of the Long White Cloud: Ecosystems of New Zealand

Spring Break 2020 | 3 undergrad credits/1 grad credit | Application closes January 11

New Zealand is a country of stunning landscapes – ancient Kauri forests, spectacular mountains, alpine grasslands – and fascinating indigenous Maori culture.  A leader in progressive action on climate change, carbon sequestration, and conservation, New Zealand also has a highly productive timber industry which is critical to its resource- and export-driven economy.  Students will delve into forest ecology and resource management on both the North and South Island – visiting native and plantation forests, bubbling geothermal hotspots, and a field station located in the majestic scenery of the Southern Alps.  And for LOTR fans, there’s a special visit to the Hobbiton film set.

Visit the NZ program webpage for more information and to apply!

University of Canterbury: Semester Abroad

Want more time to experience the landscapes and culture of New Zealand? A semester at the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch is a great option for COF majors looking to fulfill degree requirements abroad. UC’s Anna Foster will be visiting us Friday to answer questions about studying abroad at UC and life in Christchurch.

Visit the UC program webpage for more information and to apply!

 Oil Palms to Orangutans – Forest Conservation in Malaysian Borneo, June 16 – July 1, 2020

Can’t go abroad over spring break or give up your whole summer? Apply for our Malaysian Borneo faculty-led program which focuses on human-wildlife interactions in the biodiverse rainforests of Borneo. Learn about the wildlife side from researchers and conservationists while learning about the human side at community development organizations and oil palm plantations, all while earning 6 credits! Visit our website to learn more. Application closes February 15, 2020.

NEW! Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Resource Management in Palau

Join Bryan Endress and Scott Heppell from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in the Republic of Palau from June 22 through July 5, 2020. Students will learn about Palauan history, culture and natural wonders both on land and in the ocean. You will experience first-hand how local communities, agencies and non-governmental organizations are actively managing terrestrial and marine resources to ensure healthy, productive ecosystems that provide a wide array of goods and services including food, clean water, biodiversity, and more. Join one of four info sessions: Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m., all in Nash 104J. For more information, contact: bryan.endress@oregonstate.edu or scott.heppell@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure.


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.

Did you know that financial support is available?

All CoF majors are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Fund for International Engagement. Deadline is January 11, 2020!

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