Education Abroad

Incorporate international studies into your College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) curriculum with education abroad programs in Belize, Costa Rica, France, India or Japan!

Photo collage of CSM Education abroad programs

  • Photo of a shrine in JapanEarth Science and Culture of Japan is a course where students will spend two weeks exploring multiple facets of Japan. Students will learn how volcanism and plate tectonics have shaped Japan’s natural history by hiking a live volcano and visiting some of Japan’s many geothermal hot springs. Students will also visit Fukushima Prefecture and learn about the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant in 2011 and how the lingering consequences of that disaster have affected the people living in the region. Students will also explore many facets of Japanese culture and history through visits to Japanese museums, castles, shrines, temples, and by watching a play at a Kabuki theater.

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  • Swing bridge in the trees of Costa RicaThe study abroad course for Technology and Service in Costa Rica will provide participants an opportunity to appreciate the technological advancements being made in Costa Rica in the field of biotechnology and healthcare, witness the biodiversity of Costa Rica and experience the life, food, cultures and customs of Costa Rica. Students will visit state of the art technology laboratories, experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica by visits to national parks and forest reserves and immerse themselves in the local community by participating in a service project learning first-hand the lives, customs, traditions and food of Costa Rica.

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  • Photo ofgrapes and glasses of wine - Education Abroad winemaking in ItalyUndertake a cultural and scientific learning experience through one of humanity's oldest chemical experiments, making wine. Students will explore the history, culture, and chemical expertise in France's Rhone valley, obtain certification from the INSEEC's wine and spirits tasting technique course, and learn from experts in the fields of vinification, glassblowing, bottling,and fragrance chemistry.

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  • Photo of group of students during Global Biotechnology India programThe study abroad program, India: Global Biotechnology, gives students the opportunity to learn how India is progressing in industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. An internship component involving hands-on lab experiments will provide students the opportunity to interact with world class scientists at a renowned research institution, Dayanand Sagar University (DSU), Bangalore from a global perspective. Traveling from city to city, exposes students to India's rich diversity in culture, arts, music, language, religion and its people.

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  • Belize Marine Biology pictureThis hands-on field course will introduce students to various tropical marine ecosystems utilizing the coast of Belize as its study site. The course will focus on the ecology of these systems as well as examining environmental impacts and conservation efforts as they relate to the cultures and politics of Belizean society. This is a course, not a tour, so our main objective in designing the mechanics of this class is to get you to look closely, and to synthesize what you see!

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