Study Abroad for Forest Biomaterials


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NC State in Australia: University of Adelaide

Finland: Jyvaskyla University of Applied Science

Finland: Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences

South Africa: University of Cape Town

Sweden: Lund University

United Kingdom: University of Manchester


Australia/ New Zealand: Sustaining Culture & Environment (Summer)
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

China: Plant Resources, Ecology, & Culture (Summer)
Gain skills in field botany and knowledge of wetland and lake ecology, plant biodiversity and it’s uses in China. Enhanced by cross-cultural exchange in beautiful Zhejiang and the Yellow Mountains. This program runs every other year on odd years. Credit: 3 credits for PB 495 or 595.

Costa Rica: Natural Resources of Costa Rica (Spring Break)
Experience tropical rainforests and cloud forests. Discuss natural resource conservation with scientists, naturalists, and the leadership of the Technological University of Costa Rica. Credit: NR 491.

Finland/China/Various: Paper International Experience (Summer)
Visit paper mills and analyze the nature of the paper industry in Europe. Reflect on cultural differences between the USA and countries visited. This program is offered every other year on odd years. Location varies. Credit: WPS 491.

Sweden/Canada: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (Summer)
This Forestry program will focus on a wide range of topics such as timber management, energy (wood, solar, wind, oil, gas), municipal waste management, and much more. Credit: NR 350.