Environmental Sciences

Study Abroad with EVS!

 

Winter Break Patagonia Opportunity

Some exciting news from EVS: in collaboration with the National Center for Outdoor and Adventure Education (NCOAE), we will be offering an opportunity to travel to Patagonia over the winter break while also earning course credit! An exceptional opportunity to explore a remarkable area, learn hands-on wilderness skills, and earn course credit! 

Note that to earn EVS 491 or 591 Directed Individual Study credit, you must enroll in the course at least one month prior to departure (deadline Nov 27). The DIS will be completed over the spring semester. Separate tuition/course fees are paid directly to NCOAE and UNCW. 

For details regarding the trip please reach out to NCOAE at ncoae.org. For more information about earning spring UNCW credit, feel free to contact Dr. Rachael Urbanek (urbanekr@uncw.edu).

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Summer Break Ecuador Opportunity

Some exciting news from EVS: in collaboration with the National Center for Outdoor and Adventure Education (NCOAE), we will be offering an opportunity to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over the summer break while also earning course credit! An exceptional opportunity to explore some of the most intricate techniques to sustainable farming, from gardening and cooking, to cleaning and animal work while exploring a remarkable area, learn hands-on skills, and earn course credit! 

For details regarding the trip please reach out to NCOAE at ncoae.org. For more information about earning summer UNCW credit, feel free to contact Dr. Rachael Urbanek (urbanekr@uncw.edu).

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"Get on board" with these testimonials and photos from education abroad programs led by Environmental Sciences faculty:

Summer 2017 - EVS 431/531 - Iceland Study Abroad Class

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Student Quotes from Iceland Trip: 

"This trip blew my expectations out of the water, it showed me people share my values on the environment and are being proactive in trying to save our planet.  I marveled about the beauty of Iceland, learned about the processes that shaped the country, learned how to harness the Earth's energy to power a country, all while making 32 amazing friends.  I thoroughly enjoyed all the activities that were planned for us, and even the classroom time was enjoyable." 

"Planting trees in the lava field was for sure one of my favorite things that we did! It was a fairly simple project but it was something that needed to be done and will definitely make a difference.  Participating in the project was fun and made me feel like we were doing something good by planting our own little forest! "

"Every penny spent on this trip was well worth it by so much.  I think if anybody is having trouble trying to decide what they want to do in their life, studying abroad is a great decision.  Not only did it put my head on the bigger picture, it taught me a very valuable lesson.  No amount of money could ever buy what I learned, which is how to have fun without partying.  Ever since being back from Iceland, I've picked up surfing, paddle boarding, swimming a lot more, and making new friends.  I had been wanting to do these things for a while but just wasn't sure where to get started.  This trip came at the perfect time and I couldn't ask for more from it."

(Photos and quotes accredited to Amy Long, EVS Faculty Leader for the Iceland Summer 2017 program.)

Check out some UNCW resources about studying abroad here.

Learn more about other programs in Environmental Science here.