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”
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.”
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
“Come explore the history and beauty of the European Alps while gaining a holistic view of the sustainable wood products industry! Visit Slovenia and northern Italy during your summer break to 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 with several industry tours. Also, experience cross-cultural exchange with students from the University of Primorska in Slovenia and learn from their faculty and industry leaders.”
App deadline: Mar 15, 2019
Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Peru: from the Coast to the Andes : September 2019
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 tour will commence in early September (tentative dates: Sept 8 – Sept 20). The cost of the trip is estimated at $4,000 (exact cost TBD), 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.
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 162, 5 pm
Thursday, Nov 29 – RICH 115, 5 pm