Auburn University and the SFWS offer abundant opportunities for students to participate in study abroad experiences. These experiences offer students a host of benefits that contribute to personal growth, improved skills, and enhanced academic learning and performance.
In recent years our Forestry students have traveled to Brazil to study fiber production systems and forestry operations of local plantations and pulp/lumber mills; Wildlife Ecology and Management students were exposed to the historical and cultural issues impacting large mammal wildlife management and conservation in Southern Africa; and Natural Resources Management students visited Costa Rica where they examined the environmental services that watersheds provide, their connection to human well-being and livelihoods, and the market mechanism and payment programs designed to provide incentives for their maintenance.
To learn more about SFWS’ course-specific travel opportunities contact the Director of Student Services, Dr. Jodie Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org, 334-844-1050.
Regardless of the experience you choose, you will build skills highly sought by employers: adaptability, flexibility, communication skills, intercultural awareness, problem-solving skills, and more. Considering only 10% of U.S. undergraduate students participate in an international experience, those who do so gain an advantage over peers in the competitive job market as well as in graduate and professional school applications.
With a variety of program types, lengths, locations, courses, and costs, you can find a program that fits your interests and will keep you on track for graduation.
Visit Auburn Abroad to learn more about campus-wide opportunities!
- Programs are possible in any country as long as it does not have a Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State – AU students have studied on every continent, including Antarctica!
- Program lengths range from one week to one academic year.
- Courses for Auburn and non-Auburn programs are pre-approved prior to departure.
- Programs are available for all majors and student levels.
- Credit can count toward majors, minors, core curriculum, and general electives.
- Course load is equal to the same term on campus, ensuring students stay on track for graduation.
- Foreign language ability is not required, as courses are available in English and the host language.
- Costs can be comparable to an equivalent term at AU, and scholarships, financial aid, PACT, VA benefits, and other aid may be applicable.
- Housing options include residence halls, apartments, homestays, and hotels.
- Experiences abroad build skills sought by employers.
- Ready to get started? Attend a Study Abroad 101 session, held every Thursday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. in 242 Foy Hall.
General requirements for Auburn Study Abroad:
- Minimum institutional GPA of 2.25 for undergraduate students, 3.0 for graduate and professional students.
- Have no pending conduct sanctions. Pending conduct action is defined as having an unresolved conduct matter with a University office/department, having a conduct hold, or having incomplete outcomes/sanctions, which includes being on conduct probation.
- Departmental approval is required for exchange program participation.
- 19 years of age
* Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements