Connecticut College encourages its students to study away or abroad. Numerous study abroad and study away programs offer outstanding environmental studies opportunities through our Office of Study Away: Australia, Belize, Peru, Norway and Costa Rica are just a few of the destinations you may consider. Students participate in many study-away programs, including ones associated with the School for Field Studies, the School for International Training and Sea Semester.
Connecticut College is also part of a consortium that participates in a semester-away program in environmental sciences at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. Offering an intensive immersion in ecological sciences that emphasizes hands-on laboratory and research experience, the program consists of an aquatic ecosystems course, a terrestrial ecosystems course, an elective, an independent research project and a science writing seminar. Through the Twelve College Exchange, Connecticut College students may study just minutes away from campus with the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, a one-semester interdisciplinary program of ocean and coastal studies.
Also, many science courses have field-trip components. As an added bonus, an optional component to a tropical biology course offered every two years takes students and their professors to Belize for marine research.
Pictured above, ethnobotany professor Manuel Lizarralde poses with his students on SATA Peru, and inset, Professor Scott Warren and students performing research in the Belize mangroves.