The College of Forestry and Conservation offers both undergraduate and graduate students numerous opportunities to learn and work internationally. 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 conducted important work in Sweden and Finland, southern Africa, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Argentina, Chile, Indonesia, Mongolia, China, Bhutan, and other countries and regions.
The International Conservation and Development M.S. degree program had students in Argentina, El Salvador, Bhutan, Poland, and Honduras this year. These graduate students develop a range of projects, from the farm-to-college marketing of coffee to forest management in Zambia. ICD graduate students develop an integrated understanding of ecological and social aspects of global environmental change, conservation, and management, and apply that knowledge through international professional field assignments.
The Climate Change studies program leads exciting field courses to countries like Vietnam to study climate change impacts and adaptation in the Mekong Delta and on bicycles across Montana to learn about Montana’s role in sustainable energy solutions. Many of the CFC’s wildlife biologists in-training work internationally with wildlife researchers in countries like Russia, Bhutan, and Tibet. Students in the department of Society and Conservation keep their passports stamped by working on nature-based tourism projects in Nepal, Chile, and other countries.