Education Abroad for
Environmental Science Majors
Globalize Your Education
Environmental Science majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in a study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Environmental Science major through the first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
This program helped me expand my world perspective by integrating me with a completely different community and culture. It helped me realize that I could just as easily have been born in a remote village in Malaysia, and helped me realize our shared humanity. I've made so many close friends on this trip and have improved my interpersonal skills greatly. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn and grow while abroad.
- Chance Hodges, Environmental Engineering major
Program: PSU Faculty-Led Malaysia: Borneo - Environmental & Cultural Sustainability
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Environmental Science Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Environmental Science majors.
PSU Exchange Japan: Sapporo, Hokkaido University (HUSTEP)
USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies
USAC India: Health and Society in Bangalore
PSU Faculty-Led Malaysia: Borneo - Environmental & Cultural Sustainability
IE3 Global Ireland: Cork, University College Cork
DIS - Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark
IE3 Global Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg
USAC Sweden: Linnaeus University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses inVäxjö/Kalmar
CIEE Sustainability and the Environment in Monteverde, Costa Rica
IE3 Global Ecuador: Quito, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
IE3 Global Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, GAIAS
CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
CIEE Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
IE3 Global Internships
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Perth, Australia
USAC New Zealand: Massey University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington
IE3 Global Australia: Melbourne, Deakin University
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.