Natural Resource Management

"Studying abroad in Oman and Dubai was a life changing experience. Being brave enough to take the journey and immerse myself into a different culture, language, and world from my own has allowed me to grow in so many ways. Not only have I gained knowledge about the history and background of the Middle East but I have an understanding of what it really means to be outside of my comfort zone and it was amazing" 

-Alita Reneau

NRM

Gautemala

Natural Resource Management students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining hands on experience with different environments throughout the world. Abroad, students will learn to care for the land and water resources in a different setting and be better prepared to serve a multitude of people whose well-being depends on these services. Imagine studying deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil, studying the effects of climate change in China, or examining environmental pollution through a Costa Rican perspective. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad!

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Department input requested.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

South Africa

South Africa Ecology

Summer

Faculty-Led

Ecuador

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Summer

Faculty-Led

Namibia

African History, Cultures and The Environment

Summer

Faculty-Led

Costa Rica

Geotourism & Adventure Tourism

Summer

Partnership

Australia

University of Sunshine Coast

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Techinical University

Semester or academic year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Belize

Climate, Conservation & Communication: Multimedia Reporting

Summer

Non-GVSU

Brazil

USAC: Florianopolis

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Germany

Sustainability and the Built Environment: Berlin

Summer

Non-GVSU

India

Northeastern University: Climate Change Science & Policy

Summer

Non-GVSU

Kenya

KEI: United States International University

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Madagascar

SIT:Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Semester

Non-GVSU

Nicaragua

Environment and Natural Resource Management Program

Summer

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

University of New Hampshire: EcoQuest

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Tanzania

SIT: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

National Outdoor Leadership School

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

USAC: Stellenbosch

Semester or academic year

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester or academic year

Internships

Program Types

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Paris

EUSA Internship-France

Summer

GVSU

Dublin

EUSA Internship-Ireland

Summer

GVSU

Madrid

EUSA Internship-Spain

Summer

GVSU

United Kingdom

EUSA Internship-London

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Internship-Prague

Summer

Non-GVSU

Australia/ New Zealand

USAC Study Internship: Hawke's Bay

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Natural Resource Management Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Service Learning

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Study-Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester or summer

*Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you cannot find a suitable program among these, there are other options available to you as well. Come in for a walk-in advising session, and our peer advisers can help you find a program that fits your needs!

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

 Dr. Neil MacDonald

Biology Department

212 Henry Hall

616-331-2470

macdonan@gvsu.edu

 

 

 



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