Enviromental Studies


Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, environmental studies majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the environmental studies program sponsor programs in New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Ecuador, Iceland and England. Students also have the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C., London and Los Angeles.

Australia and New Zealand

The Queensland program integrates field and lecture components and focuses on the marine and terrestrial ecology of eastern Australia. The program includes extended excursions that highlight the variety of ecosystems found in the region. The final portion of the program consists of a multi-site expedition in New Zealand where students explore the unique geological features of the North and South Islands.

Ecuador and Peru

During the program in Quito, Ecuador and Cuzco, Peru students will be immersed in the dramatic geography and rich history of the Andes, and in the cuture of two of Latin America's most intriguing societies. Students in the program will analyze critical economic and environmental issues through coursework and a series of related excursions. .



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the Environmental Studies program based on content of the curricula.


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