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The Rubenstein School consistently looks beyond the campus to the state of Vermont, the nation, and the world. The School has long encouraged intensive field courses and study abroad for students and provides many opportunities for students to learn outside the campus and thoughout Vermont, the United States, and internationally. Faculty lead courses, consult, and conduct research in locations around the globe. To address global climate change, members of the School community have vowed to reduce our collective carbon footprint in a Global Climate Change Initiative.
Resources and Links
Rubenstein School Global Climate Change Initiative
Log air miles (for RSENR faculty, staff, and graduate students only)
During January and March breaks and summer sessions, many students take intensive Rubenstein School travel courses throughout the United States and all over the world to study a variety of environmental issues. Faculty have led courses to Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Ireland, Israel, Tanzania, Texas...
"I'm trying to get students to look in a way that they've never looked before — to see much more than a tourist ever will."
Rubenstein School students have completed study abroad programs all over the world in places such as Argentina, Australia, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Zimbabwe...
The School maintains a direct exchange with the University of Western Australia, and UVM's Office of International Educational Services helps students match their interests with study-abroad programs...
"We were asked to apply our knowledge to real issues that affected communities, individuals, families, and businesses... I bring a lot of that experience back with me to help with problems here at home."
Over three-quarters of our Rubenstein School faculty members have international experience in over 50 countries around the globe.
"Environmental research is inherently international since we are constantly trying to think of science and policy at a planetary scale and appreciate all the connections between societies and ecosystems."