Study Abroad

Brazil

This study abroad program focuses on the nexus between the environment and development in Brazil, and how these factors affect the sustainable development of the Amazon basin. This program will introduce you to international forest management issues including global forestry, conservation biology, and global change. Brazil is a world leader in forest and agricultural commodity production and, of course, is home to the Amazon Basin; the largest contiguous tropical rainforests in the world. You will investigate natural resource management from the forest to the feira (a Brazilian market). It will open your eyes. More information

International Forest Management (FORS 4250/6250)
Sustainable Agroecosystems in Brazil (AESC 3150)
Offered Summer

Contact

Dr. Daniel Markewitz, Program Director
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
Phone: 706.542.2532
Email: dmarke@warnell.uga.edu
Web site: http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/brazilexchange/html/about.html

Caribbean

This 15-day Summer Session course held on the Island of St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. Participate in a detailed overview of sustainable farming systems, organic farming, biodiversity conservation, and social aspects of tropical agriculture in the islands; Farm Visits to learn firsthand from Farmers; Program Excursions to local cultural and seaside venues. More information

Agroforestry in the Caribbean FORS(ANTH,CRSS,ECOL) 4760

Contact

Sarah W. Workman, Program Director
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Phone: 706.542.9737
Email: sworkman@uga.edu

Dr. Jeff Hepinstall, Instructor
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Phone: 706.583.8097
Email: jhepinstall@warnell.uga.edu

Costa Rica

Conservation medicine is an emerging field that is concerned with the interface between human health, animal health (both wild and domestic) and ecosystem health. It is a synthesis of the fields of veterinary medicine, public health, ecology, forestry and natural resources and the principles of conservation biology, biogeography, population genetics, economics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and other disciplines to understand and maintain biological diversity throughout the world. More information

WILD(ECOL) 4575/6575 Conservation Medicine-Conservation Biology
Offered Summer

Contact

Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Program Director
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
Phone: 706.542.1150
Email: shernandez@warnell.uga
Web site: http://www.uga.edu/costarica

South Africa

This course is designed to provide a first hand understanding the natural history of the lowveld of South Africa leading into and introduction the types issues facing wildlife managers throughout the world. This first try at the course in South Africa offers many opportunities and challenges. The shock of exiting an airplane in a foreign country can be quite intimidating to even seasoned travelers. Very often fear is the response to a lack of understanding of a completely different place. As always, knowledge is power. We decided to develop several projects for the students enrolled in the course to provide familiarity to the place and culture. Although these will never completely remove the anxiety of being dropped in a completely new world, they should ease the adjustment.

International Issues in Wildlife Conservation (WILD5200/7200)
Offered Maymester

Contact

Dr. John Carroll, Program Director
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
Phone: 706.542.0133
Email: jcarroll@warnell.uga.edu
Web site: http://gallus.forestry.uga.edu/SA/

Discover Abroad

UGA Global Programs in Sustainability Discover Abroad is a suite of programs of challenging courses in several countries on the theme of "sustaining human societies and the natural environment." Environmental concerns are growing worldwide, such as how we can conserve natural resources and threatened species, stave environmental pollution, address global warming, and maintain the biodiversity of ecosystems, traditional environmental knowledge, or the biosecurity of nations. Such problems are complex, and sophisticated understandings of humans and their natural systems are necessary to begin to address them.

Various Courses
Offered Year Round

Contact

Ms. Kristin Tessman, Program Manager
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
Phone: 706.542.9713
Email: gps@uga.edu
Web site: www.discoverabroad.uga.edu