NAU students in the School of Earth & Sustainability have a wide range of opportunities to gain a global perspective. You can study in another country for a semester or participate in the five-year Interdisciplinary Global Programs, which combines your GLG, ENV, or ESS degree with a degree in language or culture and includes one year spent learning abroad.
Interdisciplinary Global Programs (IGP) Accordion Open
This interdisciplinary five-year program provides students a way to get a degree in a science (e.g. Geology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sustainability) and a language (Spanish, French, German) or culture (Comparative Cultural Studies, with an emphasis on Japan and China).
- Study the language of your intended country every semester to prepare for a fourth year abroad
- Take courses in science, culture, and language in your new language abroad and complete a semester-long internship
- In the fifth year, consolidate your learning and graduate with two degrees and an ability to work cross-culturally
Meet IGP students and alumni from the School of Earth & Sustainability:
NAU degrees: BS Environmental & Sustainability Studies, BA Spanish
NAU honors: President’s Prize, CEFNS Outstanding Senior, Gold Axe Award.
Destination abroad: Tucumán and Bariloche, Argentina
NAU degrees: BS Geology, BA Spanish
NAU honors: President’s Prize, Gold Axe Award.
Destination abroad: Tucumán, Argentina, and Quito, Ecuador
NAU degrees: BS Environmental & Sustainability Studies, emphasis in Global Sustainability, BA Modern Languages, French IGP Emphasis
Destination abroad: Université de Bordeaux, France
Research topic: Pollen representation of the main vegetation communities in South Korea based on different modern surface samples
Post-graduation goal: MS Botany, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
NAU degrees: BS Environmental Sciences, emphasis in Applied Geology; BA Spanish, IGP emphasis
Destination abroad: National University of Tucumán, Argentina
Research topic: Gravitational and alluvial processes in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina
Now: MS student in Geology and Water Resources, University of Wyoming
NAU degrees: BS Geology; BA Modern Languages, French IGP Emphasis
Destination abroad: University of Bordeaux, France
Research topic: Geologic mapping with the French Geological Survey (BRGM)
SES Courses Abroad Accordion Closed
Hydrogeology and Water Systems Engineering of Karst Aquifers in Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro
Nearly 25% of the Earth’s surface consists of rocks that are susceptible to dissolving to create sinkholes and other erosional features – called karst. Visit and learn about Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia where science and engineering of karst was developed.
- Unique opportunity for NAU students to learn from world experts about how Serbians have learned to live and work in karst for centuries.
- Earn NAU credits in a summer course for international students (jointly sponsored by UNESCO).