Education Abroad

Study Science and Society in Lebanon Summer 2020 with Professor Majdi Abou Najm

Immerse yourself in a Middle Eastern experience like no other, exploring the amazing cultural diversity and history of Lebanon while studying efforts to address contemporary environmental challenges. Over the ages songs have praised the beauty of Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, cedar-capped mountains and fertile valleys, but decades of regional and civil conflicts have complicated efforts to address acute environmental challenges that include saltwater intrusion, waste mismanagement, and deteriorating air quality. From a home base at the American University of Beirut, we will travel to some of the oldest trees in the world to discuss community-based conservation efforts, and visit a beautiful cave system to study groundwater systems. We will explore rain-fed agriculture, winemaking, and much more—all the while enjoying the great cultural and culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer.

Take 8 units in 4 weeks:

Science and Society (SAS) 009. Crisis in the Environment (3 units)
Science and Society (SAS) 198. Directed Group Study (5 units)

For more information please visit the program page for Lebanon – Crisis in the Environment Summer Abroad

Wageningen University - The Netherlands
Special Focus in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Wageningen University and Research Centre, a world leader in education and research in plant sciences, animal sciences, environmental sciences, agrotechnology, food technology, and nutrition, is offering this special focus pilot program specifically to UCD CAES undergraduate and graduate students. Those pursuing degrees in: Food Science, Biotechnology, Plant and Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Nutrition, International Agriculture Development, Sustainable Agriculture, and Agricultural Management should look into this outstanding opportunity to live and learn in one of Europe's top institutions.

Classes will be taught in English, with a required Dutch Intensive Language Program to be taken in the month before each semester begins.

For more information including minimum eligibility requirements, the selection process, and available courses please see visit the program website: Agriculture & Environmental Science, Wageningen Univ.

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UC Washington Center - Washington DC, USA

The UC Davis Washington Program offers students from all majors the opportunity to intern and study in the Nation's Capitol for full college credit. The program is available each quarter and during the summer. Since 1990, the Center has networked with hundreds of agencies and organizations to establish unique internship opportunities. This program is not just for Social Science majors! See the two fliers below for existing internship opportunities in DC for students in the Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Take a look at this UC Davis Washington Program website for detailed information regarding eligibility criteria, application deadlines and program details.

The UC Davis Washington Program has its own page here: