Students and faculty members from the College of Forestry and Conservation are engaged internationally with a wide range of partners. About 70% of the College’s faculty members have substantive international experience and many of our graduates are internationally engaged. Over the past several years faculty members and students have been engaged in important work in Sweden and Finland, southern Africa, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, Mongolia, China, and other countries and regions. As examples of undergraduate student engagement in international activities, during the summer of 2005 one student studied in Costa Rica with the Organization for Tropical Studies and another participated in a National Science Foundation project, funded through Michigan State University, in China. Graduate students recently have been involved in Fulbright Fellowship assignments in Nepal and Sweden and many other assignments through the College’s International Conservation and Development Program. UM is one of the leading suppliers of personnel for thePeace Corps, especially through the Master’s International Program.
Exchange opportunities have been arranged with many other universities. In addition, College faculty members have led student trips to South America’s Patagonia Region and southern Africa in recent years and field excursions are being added to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
If you have an interest in the international aspects of environmental and natural resource conservation and management, the College of Forestry and Conservation is a great place.
We have an internationally oriented faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from many countries, and opportunities for international exchanges, special programs, and research.