"That is at bottom the only courage required of us: to have
courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most
inexplicable that we may encounter." -- Rainer Marie Rilke
international programs most frequently selected by Environmental Science
majors are sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
The cost of these competitive programs is the same as attending a semester
on the Monmouth campus.
Tanzania -- Human Evolution and Ecology. This fall semester
program begins with two months at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Students are immersed in language study (Swahili) and courses in ecology
and human evolution. Students choose a research topic in one of
these two areas and travel to the Serengeti (or Olduvai Gorge/Laetoli
human fossil sites) for their field work.
Costa Rica -- Tropical Field Research
program. This spring semester program begins with
a month-long orientation that prepares
students through intensive language training and review of field
methodology. Thereafter, students
conduct field research in a diversity of Costa Rica's ecological zones.