IES Abroad Announces New Environmental Study Abroad Programs in China and Galápagos Islands Beginning in 2011

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American college students interested in environmental studies and issues can make plans to take environmental study abroad classes in Kunming, China and the Galápagos Islands next year with IES Abroad.

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...two very different environmental study abroad programs in China and the Galápagos Islands launch in 2011...

U.S. college and university students are increasingly interested in coursework that addresses environmental issues. In response, IES Abroad, a global, not-for-profit academic consortium offering study abroad programs to more than 5,400 college students each year, will offer two very different environmental study abroad classes in China and the Galápagos Islands.

Starting in the summer of 2011, IES Abroad will offer an environmental studies program in Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province. The program includes a core course, Sustainable Development & Conservation in China, that links field service learning and research. Students will spend nearly three weeks on an environmental project in Yunnan. Courses will be taught in English and Chinese; students will have the opportunity to study Chinese at all levels, from introductory to advanced courses. For more information, click here.

Beginning in the fall of 2011, IES Abroad students will be able to enroll in the Galápagos Islands Environmental Studies program, located in one of the world’s most beautiful and biologically-diverse island locations. Students will have the opportunity to study topics in biology, ecology, environmental studies, marine ecology and sociology. The program is organized through the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS), a San Cristobal Island satellite campus of the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). For more information, click here.

IES Abroad, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2010, is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium offering study abroad programs to more than 5,400 US college students each year who participate in 92 programs at 32 international locations. IES Abroad offers programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America. http://www.IESAbroad.org

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