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Study Abroad

Auburn University and the SFWS offer abundant opportunities for students to participate in study abroad experiences. The experiential knowledge gained through study abroad is widely known to offer students a host of benefits that contribute to personal growth, improved skills, and enhanced academic learning and performance. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, international experiences are pivotal for broadening a student’s aptitude for cross-cultural communications, understanding global challenges, and developing leadership skills that will equate to advanced career opportunities.

In recent years our forestry students have traveled to Brazil to study fiber production systems and forestry operations of local plantations and pulp/lumber mills; wildlife ecology and management students were exposed to the historical and cultural issues impacting large mammal wildlife management and conservation in southern Africa; and natural resources management students visited Costa Rica where they examined the environmental services that watersheds provide, their connection to human well-being and livelihoods, and the market mechanism and payment programs designed to provide incentives for their maintenance.

To learn more about SFWS’ course-specific travel opportunities contact the Director of Student Services, Dr. Jodie Kenney at jkenney@auburn.edu, 334-844-1050.

To learn more about Auburn University’s study abroad programs, visit the Office of International Programs’ Auburn Abroad website.