The programs on this page were chosen because they offer a diverse representation of issues in environmental science, unique cultural experiences, or specialized internship options.
While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the programs section of the Study Abroad website and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
Study Abroad programs which may contribute to the Environmental Science BS:
Iowa Regents Semester in Australia
Both the University of Newcastle and the University of Tasmania have reputations nationally and internationally for teaching and research excellence. Both offer Iowa students a wide array of courses in the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, architecture, and engineering.
At the University of Newcastle, Environmental Science students can choose from courses on Energy, Environment, Environmental Legislation and Planning, Ecology, Integrated Environmental Impact, Assessment Environmental Biology, Biochemistry, Animal Physiology and Development, Ecology and Management of Australian Flora and Fauna, GIS and Remote Sensing, Structural and Field Geology, Optical Mineralogy and Igneous Petrology, Climatology & Soils, Sustainable Society, and Outback Diversity River Basin Processes, among others, as well as a variety of field courses.
The Environmental Science program offered at the University of Tasmania has a strong focus on aquatic science, chemical monitoring, and environmental management, and overarches three of the University's theme areas, namely National and State Development, Natural Environment and Wilderness, and Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
At the Continental Divide in Monteverde, Costa Rica
There are two programs relevant to the Environmental Science major: CIEE Monteverde Sustainability & the Environment, and CIEE Monteverde Tropical Ecology & Conservation.
USAC San Ramon
This USAC program in Costa Rica is designed for science majors interested in learning more about health, ecology and conservation biology in that location. Courses especially designed for the student group include intensive Spanish language, other area studies, and courses such as the following, all of which include a field component: Natural History of Mesoamerica, Tropical Conservation, and Ecology and Population Biology. For more information, visit the USAC website and talk to a study abroad advisor.
Regents Semester in Ireland
This semester or academic year program offers students the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University College Cork, one of the oldest universities in Ireland. Students are fully integrated academically and socially with their Irish peers.
Environmental science students can choose from courses in Environmental Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Geology, Plant Science, and Zoology.
Regents Semester in Wales
The Regents Semester in Wales offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a semester at a British university. Students are integrated academically and socially with their British peers at the University of Wales-Swansea. The program begins with a three-week course on British life and politics, after which students enroll in regular courses offered by the university.