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Environmental Studies Degrees Abroad

As the human population of our planet continues to grow and industrialize, environmental studies has developed into one of the most important fields of understanding to successfully tackle the oncoming challenges embedded in the 21st century. The task is a global one at heart, and earning your environmental studies degree abroad can be a fruitful first step along the path to greater understanding, cooperation, and action between different cultures and the nations which they comprise.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

Beyond the personal benefits of studying abroad at a foreign university – the tremendous growth you will undergo, the new people you will meet, the new things you will see – earning an environmental studies degree abroad makes even more sense because of the subject matter you will be devoted to. The challenges of development, pollution, renewable energy, climate change, and the like are all global in scope, and the threats that human expansion pose to the sustainability of our environment will increasingly require an international approach to rooting out and solving.

Locations

Environmental studies is a widely conferred degree around the world, meaning that you will have plenty of options while deciding where to study abroad.

One important factor to keep in mind is the geographical, economic, and political context of your host country, as this will often determine both the content of your studies and the type of field research you might have the opportunity to engage in. For example your environmental studies degree abroad will likely take on quite a different focus between India and Switzerland, because these countries face very different contextual challenges.

Another factor to keep in mind is the language barrier. Most universities abroad will use their native language as the medium of education, so it is often expected that you have a decent command of that language from the outset upon enrollment. Countries as varied as Sweden, Japan, and Argentina can all be great places to earn your environmental studies degree abroad, but each will traditionally require proficiency in a second language as well.

Nevertheless, within the English speaking world, countries such as Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom continue to boast some of the most reputable universities and environmental studies programs in the world. There are pros and cons all over the planet, so take your time researching different degree programs to discover for yourself where feels like the perfect fit!

Academics & Degrees

Environmental studies is a broad, interdisciplinary field that features crossover between many different academic subjects. At the undergraduate level you will often be required to take prerequisite courses in subjects ranging from chemistry and physics to economics and political science, and many others in between.  Environmental studies requires a broad knowledge-base because there are many different scientific phenomena and social stakeholders to take into account.

Further along at the graduate level (either a Master’s or PhD), you will generally have the opportunity to focus on a specific field of environmental studies to specialize in, such as environmental engineering, sustainable development, resource management, marine biology, or many more. Earning a graduate degree abroad in environmental studies can acquire up to several additional years of study, and often requires extensive independent research and fieldwork as well.

It is important to keep in mind that different countries may have their own unique entry requirements to enroll for an environmental studies degree abroad, so it’s best to get on the ball as early as possible while planning at your degree track. You should also look into internship opportunities while pursuing your degree, as this can greatly strengthen your future career prospects and on-the-ground network abroad!

Benefits & Challenges

Planetary Perspective. Earning your environmental studies degree abroad will place the relevant challenges we face in their proper global context; our environment is decaying, and it is up to our generation to collaborate and reverse the process.

Diverse Degree. Careers in environmental studies can either be highly localized or global in scope; either way, going abroad for your degree is going to look great on a resume. Just another perk!

Adventure Awaits. Last but certainly not least, going abroad for your degree in environmental studies will be a formative journey, one that will free you and shape the scope of the rest of your life. So stop thinking, and do it.

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