Environmental Study Away

Study away is an important part of our curriculum, and we encourage all of our students to complement their experiences on the Domain (our forest) with environmental study in other regions of the US or the world. Many of our students take advantage of programs that are taught and managed by our faculty, and these opportunities are listed below. 

Haiti Institute in Sewanee

Summer research internships, a spring break trip and other opportunities with Deborah McGrath, Pradip Malde and Dixon Myers. Check out the Haiti Institute in Sewanee!

Western Geology and Comparative Watersheds

Spend three weeks in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado with Dr. Bran Potter. Or, two weeks in Germany looking at watersheds in Germany's Kraichgau region near Heidelberg with Dr. Martin Knoll. Details are on the Earth and Environmental Systems web page.

Island Ecology Program

Six weeks, 10 students, one island. See this video.

Sewanee in Iceland

This class, Sustainability and Global Environmental Change, gives students a chance to explore  inhospitable extremes and in doing so, to learn more about the earth and how people relate to it. We focus on two complementary facets of the relationship between human societies and the natural environment: natural resources and natural hazards. Both are central to life in Iceland.  Additional information about the class can be found at the Iceland web page.

Sewanee in New Zealand

Sustainability and Global Environmental Change is a two part class that begins on campus during the Advent 2017 semester and continues with a two-week field trip to New Zealand during winter break. The class focuses on topics of biodiversity, natural resources, and natural hazards, using New Zealand as a case study. We are accepting applications for the 2017-18 class until April 3rd. Learn more and apply here: http://www.sewanee.edu/newzealand/

Field Study In Belize

The course allows students to explore the ecology of rainforests and coral reefs at remote field stations in Belize. More information and photographs.

East African Opportunities

We have a growing number of interns in Uganda and Tanzania. Here is a brief story about two interns in 2016.

Office of Global Education

Sewanee’s International and Global Studies has a complete listing of other study away opportunities including fellowships and scholarships that have been awarded to Sewanee students in recent years.