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Summer 2015 SEE-U Study Abroad Experience

SEE_U_BrazilApply now for the next rolling admissions deadline for EICES’s Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) study abroad program by Jan 15th 2015. Join us to study ecology abroad and gain experience conducting fieldwork while earning 6 transferable credits and living abroad for five weeks. Our field sites are:

Brazil | The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park – Session 1: May 30 – July 4, 2015 or Session 2: July 11 – August 15, 2015

India | Bangalore & The Western Ghats May 30 – July 4, 2015

Jordan | Amman, Aqaba, Dana, & AjlounMay 24 – June 22, 2015

The SEE-U program provides undergraduate students of all majors from all accredited colleges or universities with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in unique natural settings in addition to participation in a combination of classroom lectures and lab work.

Students receive weekly schedules that include fieldwork, lab experiments, lectures and reading assignments. Daily activities revolve around morning lectures and afternoon fieldwork six days a week. No pre-requisites are required to enroll and previous knowledge of topics is not necessary.

Fellowship funding is available to finance expenses. To apply for a fellowship of up to $3000, simply fill out that portion of the application.

For more information about SEE-U programs, visit our website or contact EICES directly at or 212-854-0149.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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