Study Abroad for Parks, Recreation, & Tourism




Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast

Australia: University of Wollongong

Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Finland: University of Jyvaskyla

Ghana: University of Ghana

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ireland: University College Cork

Spain: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


Australia or New Zealand: Sustaining Culture & Environment
Discover natural history of parks, beaches & fjords with a focus on natural resources, protected areas, and sustainability. Reflect on challenges of protecting and conserving fragile environments while sustaining human societies. Credit: PRT 449, PRT 450.

Costa Rica: Exploring Crop and Turfgrass Production in the Tropics (Spring Break)
Learn about local agricultural proactices, agri-tourism, and sustainable way sof life in Costa Rica. Participants will gain hands-on research practices and practical experience. Credit: CS 492 or CS 495/590.

France: Sports, Tourism and Cross-Cultural Management (Summer)
Based out of the SKEMA Sohpia-Antipolis campus, experience the impact of tourism, sports, and event management has on the cultural and business aspects of the French and Italian Provence. Credit: 6 credits for PRT 461.

Namibia: Ecology & Conservation (Summer)
Study wildlife management with field biologists amongst the spectacular desert landscape. Participate in field excursions, small group investigations, and discussions with conservationists. Credit: 4 credits for FW465.

Nicaragua: Tropical Wildlife (Spring Break)
Focused around human influences on tropical forest ecosystems, visit coffee plantations, nature serves, and the permanent bird banding station while being immersed in Nicaraguan historical cultural and language experiences. Credit: FW 405/595.

Peru: Biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon (Spring Break)
Learn what makes the Amazon unique and how development is affecting it as well as interact with local communities, night hikes, canopy walks and boat trips. Credit: NR 491.

South Africa: Water Woes, People, Parks, & Pollution (Summer)
Kruger National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and a place for progressive management strategies for biodiversity conservation. Credits: 6 credits for NR 595 or ET 495.

United Kingdom: Global Sports Management Issues (Spring Break)
Explore the impact of global sporting has impacted the UK through site visits to arenas such as the Ethidad Stadium and National Cycling Center. Credit: 3 credits for PRT 491.