Study Abroad Program

Why study abroad as an Environmental Studies major or minor 

Environmental issues know no national boundaries. Explore international aspects of Environmental Studies by studying abroad. 

 

How to study abroad as an Environmental Studies major or minor

  • Plan: It will take a couple of months from the idea to going abroad. 
  • Attend Study abroad information sessions
  • Make a plan for how to manage financially. Several options exist. Spend some time exploring the Rutgers Study abroad program’s website.
  • Make an academic plan. Explore the pre-approved courses and programs on the Study Abroad website. Explore other universities that you are interested in as well.
  • Work with the Environmental Studies advising team to get suggestions for courses to take and get pre-approvals

 

When to study abroad as an as a Environmental Studies major or minor 

We recommend that students study abroad in their junior or senior year. At that time, most students have taken one or more introductory courses and could benefit from taking upper-level courses at Study Abroad universities. 

 

When you choose to study abroad, please work with our advising team to ensure you fulfill all program requirements. You want to pay attention to the 01:381:101 Introduction to Environmental Studies and 01:381:400 Environmental Studies Seminar. These courses are mandatory, and 01:381:400 is typically only offered once a year in the spring semester. 

 

Where to study abroad (recommended programs)

We have pre-approved several courses taught in English at Stockholm University in Sweden, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Not knowing Swedish is not an issue when studying at Stockholm University. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and welcomes many international visitors, and the English language skills among Swedes are very high. For those of you who speak Spanish, we can also recommend courses at the University of Valencia in Spain. 

 

All the pre-approved courses can be found on the Study Abroad website. Below are some sample course plans. Please note that schedules change frequently, and the exact courses listed in the sample course plan may not be offered. 

 

What if you want to study at another Study Abroad university?

  1. Make a list of the course offering relevant to the Envionmental Studies learning goals (https://geography.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate-program/environmental-studies/learning-goals) at the university you are interested in attending. Include URL's to course descriptions and syllabi as provided by the host university’s website. 
  2. Reach out to the Environmental Studies advising team via advising@geography.rutgers.edu to get your courses evaluated. 
  3. Follow the instructions by the Rutgers Study Abroad program to get course preapprovals recorded 

 

How to pay for your study abroad 

The Rutgers Study abroad program has different solutions for managing the financial aspect of studying abroad. Their goal is to make Study Abroad possible for all Rutgers students. Check out their website and learn more. 

https://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad/scholarships

https://global.rutgers.edu/study-abroad/finances

Affordable programs:https://global.rutgers.edu/access

 

Detailed sample plans for selected universities

Please note that schedules change frequently, and the exact courses listed in the sample course plan may not be offered. You must contact the Environmental Studies advising team to get these courses listed on your Degree Navigator record, they will not appear automatically. Study abroad courses that transfer will be exempt from the subject code limitation for this program. 

 

Summer courses

University, Country, Language

Course name

Course number

Rutgers Credits

Rutgers course

Rutgers Environmenatal studies major requirements

Notes

Stockholm University, Sweden


Taught in English

Glaciers and High Mountain Environments

GEOG5003

4

01:450:MAJ

R2 Natural Sciences or R7 Electives

Field course in a challenging and remote environment. May have prerequisites




Fall semester courses

University, Country, Language

Course name

Course number

Rutgers Credits

Rutgers course

Rutgers Environmenatal studies major requirements

Notes

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

GIS and Spatial Analysis I

KG1304

3

01:450:321

R5 (Env. Methods/Techniques) or R7 Electives

This course will qualify you to take 01:450:421 Advanced GIS when you return to Rutgers 

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

Climate Change Solutions

MI2006

3

01:450:370

R2 Natural Sciences or R4 Env. Social Science or R7 Electives

A unique course that gives a big picture perspective on climate change. This course also involves engagements with international partner institutions

 

Spring semester courses

University, Country, Language

Course name

Course number

Rutgers Credits

Rutgers course

Rutgers Environmenatal studies major requirements

Notes

Stockholm University, Sweden


English language courses

GIS and Spatial Analysis II (requires GIS I from the fall semester)

KG2313

3

01:450:421

R5 (Env. Methods/Techniques) or R7 Electives

If you are spending a whole year at Stockholm University and took the GIS I course in the fall, you can continue with GIS II (and GIS III) in the spring semester.