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Sustainability & Environmental Studies​

Find the Right Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ Study Abroad Program for You

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Discover Sustainability and the Environment on a Global Scale

Experience sustainable and environmental fieldwork for yourself in your dream location abroad with CIEE. Whether you want to earn specific credits or complete GE requirements, you'll have the opportunity to conduct independent research alongside field experts and explore the environment hands-on at world-class research stations and international companies. 

CIEE offers 90+ sustainability and environmental studies programs in more than 40 cities around the world, from England and the Netherlands to Chile and Singapore. Whether you choose to study tropical ecology in Costa Rica's rainforest or Mayan history and the environment on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, we offer a sustainability and environmental studies program right for you. 

Focus on conservation, agriculture, ecology, and more in credit-earning opportunities to stay on track for graduation and bolster your skill set with global competencies essential for your future career.  

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STEM Host Institution Partners

Direct enroll in a variety of STEM courses at top-tier, accredited universities around the world. Immerse yourself in the local student community and gain a global perspective on your academics. Options are available in English or the host country language. Even though you’ll directly enroll at the university, you’ll still receive CIEE 24/7 support and services.

ARGENTINA
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina
Universidad Nacional de Las Artes 

AUSTRALIA 
Murdoch University
University of Wollongong

BOTSWANA
University of Botswana

CHILE
Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Chile
Universidad de Chile 
Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

CHINA
Peking University
National Chengchi University

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra- Santiago de los Caballeros 

ENGLAND 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
University College London, University of London
University of Westminster

FRANCE
Universite de Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle
Universite Paris, Paris Diderot

GHANA
University of Ghana

INDIA
University of Hyderabad

IRELAND
Dublin City University
Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin

JAPAN
Sophia University

SOUTH AFRICA
University of Cape Town

SOUTH KOREA
Yonsei University

SPAIN

Universidad de Alicante
Escola Superior de Comerç International
Escola Superior de Comerç International- International Business Program
Universitat de Barcelona
 Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)
Universitat de Vic
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Hispanic and European Studies Program
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas
Centro de Estudios Universitarios EUSA
Cursos para Extranjeros at University of Seville
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universidad Pablo de Olavide HSP
 

Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ Study Abroad Programs

Discipline
City
Term

111 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

People travel from all over the globe to dip into the cultural treasures here

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
buenos aires fountain at dusk
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
New for Summer '25
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer expanding your global network, gaining transferable hard and soft skills, and earning real-world work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s dynamic capital!

Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Choose from hundreds of courses offered in English at University of New South Wales’ suburban Sydney campus.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
sydney harbor full of boats at sunset
  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Take your studies to the heart of dynamic Sydney at Australia’s oldest university: The University of Sydney!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
sydney aerial view
  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Our trimester program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is designed for students seeking a shorter but equally enriching study abroad experience.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies while completing a part-time internship in Sydney, Australia’s international hub and capital of innovation

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Trade your winter season back home for an unforgettable adventure in Sydney during Australia's summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
Sy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
aerial view of bondi beach in sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Experience the ultimate freedom to shape your academic journey with this exceptional Semester in Sydney study abroad program!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
melbourne downtown skyline
  • Melbourne, Australia
New for Summer '25
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer enriching your global outlook and gaining real-world professional skills through an internship in Melbourne, the cultural heart of Australia.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Take in the urban beat of the Southern Hemisphere’s hub of business and industry during study abroad this summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Gabarone
  • Gaborone, Botswana
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Gaborone – or Gab as it’s locally known – is a fine place to connect with the people of Botswana.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering

Benefits of Studying Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ Abroad

Take unique STEM courses

and gain firsthand STEM experience in a new community.

Make lifelong friends

and expand your professional network with like-minded people.

Explore other interests

in the STEM field you never knew you had before.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sustainability & Environmental Studies​

Put simply, yes! You can absolutely study abroad as a Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ major. In fact, there are several benefits to studying Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ abroad, including:

  • Gain access to courses, volunteer opportunities, and internships you otherwise wouldn’t have at your home institution  
  • Explore other interests you may have across the STEM field, from sustainability and conservation to engineering and mathematics
  • Learn about a new culture, history, and language while making lifelong friends
  • Stand out academically by completing unique coursework supplemented with an internship or other volunteer opportunities 

While “the best” country for studying sustainable development is quite subjective, here are a few countries we offer environmental science study abroad programs that students love year after year:

Yes! CIEE awards more than 13 million a year in scholarships and grants for nearly all of our study abroad programs, including our study abroad sustainability and environmental science study abroad programs. Whether you want to study ecology and the environment in Mexico or tropical conservation in Costa Rica, we may have special discounts available to you.

To see if you qualify for our need-based grants, merit scholarships, and other financial awards, complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your CIEE application. 

Sustainability & Environmental Studies​ study abroad scholarship options through CIEE may include:

For more detailed information on CIEE’s scholarship and grants options, check out our scholarships and grants page.  

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