The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study Abroad






Rainforest Biodiversity

Spend your winter break in the Amazon rainforest exploring one of the world’s most biodiverse regions! You will contribute to the biodiversity and conservation research at an Ecuadorian field station hosted by the local Huaorani tribe. Want to stay longer? Extend your program by 7-days to include field studies along Ecuador's Pacific Coast.

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The Alps: Sustaining Local Food, Biodiversity and Livestock Grazing

Visit the Italian Alps to experience the positive relationship between local cheeses, biodiversity and livestock grazing. During trips to small dairy farms and pastures, and overnights in mountain lodges (rifugi), we will evaluate how grazing sustains biodiversity of plants, insects and birds, and provides continued production of unique cheeses that sustain the livelihood of alpine pastoralists. 


Northern Mexico

Conservation Realities

This cross-disciplinary program will create a social and environmental curriculum that addresses on-the-ground conservation, focusing on two distinct geographic and cultural case studies. The first module will be based in the Midriff Islands of the Gulf of California in partnership with Prescott College Kino Bay Center and the indigenous Comcaac community. The second will be based in the tropical dry forest and Campesino communities of the Álamos, Sonora region partnering with the Reserva Monte Mojino.



Desert Ecology and Convservation Biology

This program provides an opportunity to conduct hands-on field research while learning about different ecosystems, their conservation status and management options within the Namibian context.  Students experience Namibia’s extraordinary natural beauty by visiting field research stations, reserves, national parks and conservation organizations.

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Community Based Conservation

Join us in Nepal where field work meets culture during this six-week community-based conservation program. Explore Nepalese communities and learn about the cultural influences of two distinct religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as the economic value of conservation in rural communities. Exploring Chitwan National Park will allow students to see and learn about 70 species of mammal including large populations of rhinoceros, tigers and elephants as well as 500 species of birds. Contact Katie Hughes for more information.




For UA Study Abroad Infomation contact: 


Global Initiatives


For School of Natural Resources and the Environment Information:

Katie Hughes, Academic Advisor

621-7260, Environment and Natural Resources 2, room N321,