Long-Term Programs

The following programs tend to be a good academic fit for many CFANS majors. If you are interested in exploring other semester options beyond this list, please visit the Learning Abroad Center's program search. Or, check out the Major Advising Pages to view suggested study abroad programs and planning timelines listed by CFANS major.


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MSID-International development in Kenya 

Study international development in Kenya through coursework, homestays, Swahili language classes and individualized field placements or research projects. Examples of past internship activities include working with a farmer’s cooperative, a wildlife sanctuary and developing a nature trail.

MSID-International Development in Senegal 

A minimum of 4 semesters of college-level French is required.

Study international development in Senegal through coursework, homestays, French language immersion and individualized field placements or research projects. Examples of past internship activities include improving production and agricultural techniques in community gardens cared for by women in rural villages.

University Study in South Africa: Cape Town

Study environmental science, plant science and conservation biology at one of South Africa’s oldest universities and leading teaching and research institutions. Gain a better understanding of the social, political, historical, environmental, and economic realities of South Africa. Classes are taught in English and are available for most CFANS majors.


Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the Americas.” Immerse yourself in the language, history, and culture of Argentina through regular excursions and living with a local host family. Course topics taught in English include economics and international marketing. Spanish language courses welcome beginner to intermediate level students.

School for Field Studies Costa Rica

*1 college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science course is required.

Study tropical ecology and economics while developing an understanding of the issues and challenges related to natural resources management. Students work with local Costa Rican park rangers, farmers, and top environmental officials to understand the challenges of maintaining the biodiversity of the country. 

MSID-International Development in Ecuador 

*A minimum of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish is required.

Study international development in Ecuador through coursework, homestays, Spanish immersion and individualized field placements or research projects. Focus on environmental sustainability and intern with an NGO in the Amazon rainforest or a wildlife preserve, work on an agro-ecological farm, or research issues relating to sustainable foods, and water resources.

School for Field Studies Turks & Caicos 

*1 college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science course is required.

Take courses in tropical marine ecology, resource management and habitat conservation of South Caicos Island in the Caribbean.


University Study in Australia: James Cook University 

This campus’ tropical location near the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest, and outback makes it an excellent place to study environmental science while living and studying with Australian students. Available courses include ecology, hydrology, marine ecology and many more.

School for Field Studies Australia

*1 college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science course is required.

Study rainforest management and restoration and learn field research techniques that have important implications for climate change, land use, restoration and more.

School for Field Studies Bhutan

*1 college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science course is required.

Conduct research on forest biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development. Experience Bhutanese culture through field visits and program excursions including treks through villages, old-growth forests, and riverine ecosystems.

University Study in New Zealand: University of Otago

Experience Kiwi student life at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the southern hemisphere. Access the wide variety of recreation and ecological tourism that New Zealand has to offer, all while taking courses in ecology, biology, culture and more.

MSID-International Development in Thailand 

Study in Thailand, a major hub for manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. Explore the complexities of globalization, sustainability, and the environment as they relate back to the theme of international development. Engage with local communities while participating in a 6-week internship or research project.


CFANS Austria: Environmental & Natural Resources Exchange 

This exchange program gives you the opportunity to study at one of the top-rated applied life sciences schools in Vienna, for the cost of UofM tuition. BOKU University offers courses in natural resources as well as agricultural and food sciences. Classes are taught in English.

Study Abroad in Denmark 

This program combines classroom teaching, local field studies, and study tours in Denmark and other European countries. Choose from courses relating to the European business environment, sustainability, and environmental science.

IES Germany: Freiburg 

Study in Freiburg, a city leading the European Union’s green technology and sustainability movement. Explore topics in environmental studies, forest ecology, and sustainability, surrounded by the natural beauty of the beautiful Black Forest and Rhine River Valley.

University Study in Ireland: University of Limerick 

Study in Ireland’s third-largest city at the University of Limerick, known as one of Ireland’s most beautiful campuses. In addition to innovative academics, state-of-the-art facilities, and a vibrant campus life, the university offers many courses in environmental science, plus a large equine science program.

CFANS Norway: Environmental & Natural Resources Exchange 

Study wildlife, fisheries, energy resources, recreation, and environmental geography at Nord University for a semester or academic year exchange. This program has many excursions that exemplify important elements of resource management, including both wilderness and developed areas and the interface between the two.

University Study in the United Kingdom: Lancaster University  

Experience traditional English college life while studying at one of the UK’s leading universities, located in the Lake District. Choose from a wide variety of classes from Lancaster’s Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, including environmental management and nutrition courses.