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  • Semester in Development—Study Abroad

Spend a semester abroad in a developing nation while gaining career-relevant experience and making an impact with a local startup or social enterprise. Gain transferable credits to your home institution while learning from local educators at our partner universities. Experience a diverse culture as you work with local changemakers, and travel with new friends. Applications are open to all undergrad students. See the Insight Global Education website for more information

  • Be a Movie Star: Volunteers Needed to promote Recycling in the Res Halls

The Campus Sustainability Office is looking for a few student volunteers to help promote recycling in the residence halls. They are hoping to film a short video instructing students on what to do and what not to. All volunteers welcome, but they are looking in particular for students who live in the Res Halls. Contact Brad Spanbauer, spanbauerb@uwosh.edu, if you are interested.

  • Online Conservation Trainings with Wisconsin Land & Water

The nonprofit conservation organization offers a variety of online conservation trainings. Many of them are free and offered online--just another way that you can expand your knowledge and add to your resume in preparation for graduation and what lays beyond! Click here for more info.

  • Gulf Coast Summer Research Program

During the Summer Field Program, students from around the country convene on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) to earn college credit and to gain a truly unique field and laboratory experience.  GCRL is located in picturesque Ocean Springs, MS where there are plenty of activities outside of class. To apply, students should visit the following URL: Usm.edu/GCRL-apply. Classes are filled on a first come first served basis.  With this in mind, we encourage students to apply early to secure a seat in the course of their choice.  Please share this information with students and colleagues that may have an interest in the GCRL Summer Field Program. We are looking forward to another great summer exploring the coastal habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. You can find more information at our website http://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/index.php or by searching “GCRL Summer Field Program” on facebook.

  • Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Program in China

The Middlebury School of the Environment is a 6-week summer environmental studies program in Yunnan Provence, China through Middlebury College. All majors are eligible and the coursework is in English. Middlebury is offering additional scholarships this year as well as both merit and financial aid. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out directly.

  • Semester in Development Program

Spend your next semester abroad, immersed in a new culture with a cohort of like-minded students, developing meaningful skill sets while earning credit towards your degree. Credits are earned through one of Global Insight's local university partners, with courses taught by tenured professors. Internships are run by partner organizations running long-term, sustainable initiatives. Accommodations are fully organized by Insight with all students living in a safe, vetted location. Support is provided by our in-country team throughout the entire duration of your program, from your arrival in-country to your departure back home. For more details, see this link

  • UWO Green Fund--Make a Difference on campus!

Are you a student with an idea for sustainable project for campus but aren’t sure how to fund it? Consider sending in a proposal application to the University’s Green Fund! The Green Fund is a student-run committee funded through students’ segregated fees to implement sustainability projects for campus. The committee hears proposals twice an academic year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The proposal process includes filling out an application on our website by that semesters due date, and then presenting your idea to the committee. After your presentation the committee will vote on whether or not to approve funding for your proposal and send you a decision letter. If you have any questions or would like more information please email greenfund@uwosh.edu.

Wildlife in the West: Earn 9 Credits Studying Endangered Species in Montana’s Working Landscapes. Become Immersed in the Policies, and Community-Based Approaches to Conserving Iconic Western Wildlife.​ They offer a $500 early enrollment discount for Wildlife in the West applications received by December 31, 2019 and a $250 early enrollment discount for applications received by February 1, 2020.
Landscape & Livelihood: Earn 16 Credits Exploring the Relationships Between Rural Communities and Natural Resource Conservation. Study Wildlife, Watersheds, Forests, and Food. Learn Strategies for Transforming Challenges into Opportunities for Sustainability. They offer a $750 early enrollment discount for Landscape and Livelihood applications received by December 31, 2019 and a $500 early enrollment discount for applications received by March 1, 2020.

LVC places people with non-profits for year long positions, and provides room and board.

  • Semester in the Wild/UW Oshkosh program opportunity

Semester In The Wild is a premium opportunity for you to spend 11 weeks learning ecology, environmental writing, wilderness management, outdoor leadership, and environmental history within pristine Idaho wilderness. You will learn in an outdoor setting, and along the way, you will get direct exposure to the beauties, intricacies and challenges of this mountainous ecosystem. Pay UW Oshkosh tuition through a program called National Student Exchange; all courses count toward your ES degree. The SITW program reserves spaces for Oshkosh students, and at least one of our students has attended their program every year since 2013. Contact Jim Feldman (feldmanj@uwosh.edu) with questions or interest.

by Jessica Stamn last modified Oct 25, 2019 03:36 PM
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