From the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, Columbia University
Rolling Admissions. Our next application review date is DECEMBER 1, 2013.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates. SEE-U Brazil allows you to study at the third largest non-governmental organization in Brazil, the Center for Conservation Biology at the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ). Located in Nazaré Paulista, IPÊ comprises more than 60 professionals working on over 30 scientific research projects throughout the region. The Institute is surrounded by a beautiful mosaic of forest, pasture, eucalyptus plantations, and pristine reservoirs which are ideal for scenic hikes, mountain bike riding, swimming, and kayaking. Adjacent to IPÊ is a small organic community farm which provides the great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables used in meals prepared for the SEE-U program.
- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of three environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Designed for students of all majors. No prerequisites required to enroll.
Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.