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 the COF Opportunities Abroad Page.

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.

 Spain Forest Resources Management

This course provides a unique opportunity to gain an international perspective on forest management strategies and to develop keener insight into alternative ways of managing for a variety of forest resources. You’ll get to explore diverse Spanish ecosystems, and learn about the cultural, social, and political factors that have shaped forest policy, past silvicultural activities, and current management decisions.

You will also have a rich opportunity to connect with local families through homestays, and with University of Valladolid peers through concurrent attendance of the daily field excursions.

Join us for one of the info sessions on Monday and/or visit the Spain Program Page for more information. The application deadline is March 15.

Mountains to the Sea: Ecosystems of Chile

Earn academic credit over Spring Break in this hands-on field experience. Explore the ecology of Chile’s forests, at once familiar yet different from our own West Coast. You’ll connect with Chilean peers in investigating the impact of climate change on this vital landscape, and the 2018 course will feature a NEW component on conservation and sustainable tourism. This course is taught by Dr. Carlos Gonzales in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management and Dr. Chris Still in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.

Visit the Chile Program Page for more information. The priority deadline is December 1; final deadline is January 9.

Oil Palms to Orangutans: Forest Conservation in Malaysian Borneo

This 2 week course will be offered in early Summer Term 2018. The course will cover a wide range of applied wildlife conservation issues, including field ecological research, wildlife rehabilitation of endangered species such as orangutans and Asian elephants, ecotourism and its influence on wildlife and human wellbeing, coexistence of humans and natural systems, and the impact of logging and palm oil expansion. The course will be taught by Ian Munanura, who teaches tourism and sustainable communities in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, and Dr. Taal Levi, a wildlife ecology expert in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

There are also opportunities to remain in Borneo for Summer internships following the 2 week course.

Visit the Borneo Program Page for more information. The application deadline is February 15.

Spain Forest Resources Management

This course provides a unique opportunity to gain an international perspective on forest management strategies and to develop keener insight into alternative ways of managing for a variety of forest resources. You’ll get to explore diverse Spanish ecosystems, and learn about the cultural, social, and political factors that have shaped forest policy, past silvicultural activities, and current management decisions.

You will also have a rich opportunity to connect with local families through homestays, and with University of Valladolid peers through concurrent attendance of the daily field excursions. This course in taught by Dr. Doug Maguire in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management and Dr. Felipe Bravo with the University of Valladolid.

Visit the Spain Program Page for more information. The application deadline is March 15.

Peruvian Amazon: Tropical Woods and the Fungi That Love Them

Journey into the Amazon to learn about Amazonian ecosystems, indigenous cultures, and fungal-host interactions in this iconic rainforest. You’ll gain valuable field skills, such as identifying downed trees via hand lens and photographing and collecting samples of fungi. Offered with opportunities for Summer internships. This course is taught by Dr. Seri Robinson and Dr. Sarath Vega Gutierrez in the Department of Wood Science and Engineering.

Visit the Peru Program Page for more information. The application deadline is March 15.

 

Germany Fellowship

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fully-funded, year-long fellowship that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. The program is funded by the by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State and annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 program is December 1, 2017. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.

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