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Opportuntities for students to continue their studies outside of the US.

The Umbra Institute – Perugia, Italy

Description: We have a partnership with The Umbra Institute, an American study abroad program in Perugia, Italy. While they offer a wide range of courses, one of their strong points is their program.

in Food, Sustainability, & Environment (FSE). Some of the FSE courses may count for major credit. See the program’s page and Umbra’s description on our study abroad office’s page (here).

If you have any questions, please contact the program’s director, Zachary Nowak (

UVM Semester Programs


These programs incorporate teaching from UVM faculty while students are abroad.  Federal financial aid, UVM scholarships, grants, and loans may be eligible to travel with students on these programs.

UVM Field Studies in Costa Rica

  • Taught completely by UVM faculty in Costa Rica.
  • Students will apply in GoAbroad and with the faculty leaders of this program.

UVM in Galway, Ireland

UVM in Auckland

UVM in Cape Town

  • Students will take one UVM class taught remotely by a UVM professor, in addition to classes taught at the University of Cape Town by UCT professors.
  • Students will apply in GoAbroad. Read How to use GoAbroad.

Round River Conservation Studies

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Round River Conservation Studies is an ecological research and education organization whose goal is the formulation and implementation of conservation strategies that conserve and restore wildness. We recognize that flourishing wildlife, wildness and wild places are important in and of themselves and that conservation to be sustainable must be tied to the communities most dependent upon these landscapes (About Us, 2020)


EcoQuest offers interdisciplinary, hands-on learning in a vibrant, sustainable learning community. The basis for the EcoQuest philosophy is the idea that sustainability can be achieved only when the natural environment, people and their culture, their socio-political, as well as economic realities and needs are taken into consideration. This is reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of the programs, which provide students with a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how planning, policy and science interact in real world settings (EcoQuest Education Foundation | About Us, n.d.)

Pete Shear Travel/Study Course - Equador

Nicholas Peter Shear is a lecturer for the Department of Geography & Geosciences

This study-abroad and service-learning course focuses on issues of land use, distribution, and reform in Ecuador. Today, social movements in Ecuador are at the global forefront of grassroots political organization and egalitarian land reform. This two-week-long course provides students with an experiential introduction to the Andean region through the historical, cultural, political, ecological, and physical geography of Ecuador. Stays with families, participatory agricultural work, lectures from Ecuadorian scholars and officials, visits to institutions, and guided hikes.

End of December first week of January. NOTE: Student course fee TBA; Mandatory pre-departure meetings will be announced; Instructor permission required. This is a Winter term travel/study course.

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Ecuador: Reading Grass Paramo- The High Andes Underfoot

This is a travel/study course taught by Stuart White

This course visits three spectacular mountainous national parks in Ecuador. What unifies our experience in these parks is páramo, a high-elevation savanna. Páramo covers extensive areas of the tropical Andes in an altitudinal belt between the tree line and the snowline, and is one of the highest plant communities in the world.  Despite its remoteness and wilderness aspect, evidence suggests that the development of grass páramo was driven by late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers. We focus on páramo ecology, including human impacts following deglaciation 15,000 years ago.

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The Washington Center: Academic Internship Program

The Washington Center capitalizes on D.C. as a diverse and up-and-coming city center with ties to many industries--i.e. there are more than political internships available! Through TWC, you will become equipped with the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace no matter what industry you end up in.

Interested in The Washington Center? Fill out the interest form at, reach out to TWC directly, or to CAS Experiential Learning Coordinator Sophia Trigg for more information.

Semester in the City

Semester in the City and the College for Social Innovation have partnered with UVM to provide an immersive semester-long internship experience in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students of all majors are invited to participate in the program. Internships are a vital piece of a liberal arts education and the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to providing their students with a diverse range of experiential learning opportunities.

4 Key Impact Areas Semester in the City is aimed at improving your:
- Confidence and purpose
- Transferable Skills
- Networks
- Career Outcomes

Prosperity and Biodiversity in the Tropics: Challenges of Sustainability in Costa Rica

Spring Semester Study Abroad Program

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources’ spring semester study abroad experience in Costa Rica is comprised of 18 credits that integrate academic content across the biological and social sciences with the real-world challenges and opportunities faced by a rapidly developing Latin American country with unparalleled biodiversity. As part of an integrative capstone experience, students engage in a service-learning component in which they apply the knowledge they've gained to a community-identified sustainable development project on the Osa Peninsula.

UVM GoAbroad: The School for Field Studies Programs

Nowhere else will you find a study abroad experience like The School for Field Studies – adventurous, invigorating, and fulfilling.

When you study abroad with SFS, you’re contributing to a legacy of environmental research and stewardship that spans more than 40 years, encompassing countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, and Costa Rica. Our team of experienced research scientists will push you to get creative as you work to understand the critical environmental issues of our time. Get ready for muddy boots, cold showers, and dirt under your fingernails, because you will be out there doing science, not just talking about it in the classroom. And you won’t be alone – you’ll be joining a group of students who share your passion for creating a more sustainable future.

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Australia - Rainforest to Reef (Semester) (Outgoing Program)

Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia Program
Terms: Fall, Spring
Field of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Tourism, Zoology

View the brochure and Apply

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Panama - Tropical Island Ecosystems: The Human Impact (Summer I)

Locations: Moyo Hill Camp, Tanzania
Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Field of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Zoology

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies (Semester)

(Outgoing Program)

Locations: South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Field of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Caribbean Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Marine Science, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Zoology

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Wild Rockies Field Institute

The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers academically rigorous, place-based field courses that develop engaged, informed citizens and strong leaders capable of addressing complex social and environmental issues.

WRFI Courses:

  • Broaden the nature of a liberal arts education through experiential learning;
  • Teach critical thinking;
  • Foster understanding of and respect for natural and human communities;
  • Cultivate a sense of place that encourages environmental responsibility.

The Wild Rockies Field Institute fosters the next generation of leaders and environmental stewards through field-based education in the American West.

School for International Training

For more than 50 years, School for International Training has prepared students to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens through experiential education and intercultural exchange.

SIT fulfills its mission by offering transformative reflective learning and research experiences that prepare agents of change to work across cultures and communities for the mutual benefit of all. Vision

SIT aspires to be a global research-professional university offering values-driven, high-impact programs and practitioner-oriented degrees through collaborative, learner-centered, experiences based on reciprocal and meaningful engagement with diverse communities. (Mission & Vision, 2022)