Celebrate Earth Day

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As people around the world gear up to celebrate Earth Day 2015, we at API wanted to highlight some of our program offerings for those looking to learn more about environmental issues, or to give back in the form of a volunteer or internship program.
 API Gives Back - Cadiz
Study Abroad Programs (College)
Many of API’s college study abroad programs offer courses (or tracks) in environmental studies, including the following:
  • Beijing, China – Beijing Normal University – offers courses in natural resource management, restoration ecology, and environmental assessment.
  • Cádiz, Spain – University of Cádiz – offers courses in environmental studies and marine sciences for high level Spanish speakers, as well as volunteer projects in these areas.
  • Cork, Ireland – University College Cork – offers courses in environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental studies. UCC was also named the “World’s First Green Campus”!
  • Doha, Qatar – Qatar University – offers courses in English in environmental science and environmental studies.
  • Dublin, Ireland – University College Dublin – offers courses in land use and environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental history, environmental impact assessment, global environment, renewable energy sources, soil science, and more.
  • Florence, Italy – Lorenzo de’Medici – The Italian International Institute – offers courses in English in environmental issues and sustainable food.
  • Galway, Ireland – National University of Ireland, Galway – offers courses in environmental law, environmental planning, environmental politics and policy, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Leeds, England – University of Leeds – Leeds is known as the “Environmental City of the U.K.”. The API Program at the University of Leeds allows study abroad students to take courses in environmental health engineering, environmental modelling, soils and environmental change, environmental economics, environmental ethics, environmental science, and more.
  • Limerick, Ireland – University of Limerick – offers courses in environmental design, environmental engineering, environmental impact assessment, environmental fate modeling, and sustainable design.
  • London, England – University College London – offers courses in earth sciences and environmental engineering.
  • Mendoza, Argentina – Universidad de Congreso – Society, Development, and Spanish Language Program – Offers courses in population ecology and agribusiness as it relates to regional and global economies.
  • San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica – Instituto San Joaquín de Flores – Spanish Language and Latin American Studies Program – Features a course in tropical ecology.
  • San José, Costa Rica – International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) – Development Studies in Latin America Program – This program features a course on Spanish and sustainable development in Latin America (challenges and perspectives).
  • San José, Costa Rica – Universidad Veritas – Language and Culture Program – While most courses are in Spanish, this program does offer courses in English in environmental studies, marine biology, sustainable development, and ecotourism.
  • Seville, Spain – Pablo de Olavide University – offers courses in ecological systems and coastal environments.
  • Sharjah, UAE – American University of Sharjah – offers courses in English in environmental science, environmental water engineering, environmental toxicology, environmental assessment and management, and waste treatment.
  • Stirling, Scotland – University of Stirling – offers courses in ecology, environmental policy and management, soil quality and protection, sustainable energy, and more.
  • Thimphu, Bhutan – Royal Thimphu College – offers courses and internship opportunities in environmental studies, natural resources management, and sustainable development.
Study Abroad Programs (Gap Year)
Many of API’s gap year study abroad programs offer courses (or tracks) in environmental studies, including the following:
  • Cork, Ireland – University College Cork – offers courses in environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental studies. UCC was also named the “World’s First Green Campus”!
  • Dublin, Ireland – University College Dublin – offers courses in land use and environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental history, environmental impact assessment, global environment, renewable energy sources, soil science, and more.
  • Florence, Italy – Lorenzo de’Medici – The Italian International Institute – offers courses in English in environmental issues and sustainable food.
  • Seville, Spain – Pablo de Olavide University – offers courses in ecological systems and coastal environments.
Community Service Programs (High School)
API offers environmentally-focused community service projects in the following locations:
  • Costa Rica Community Service Trip – As part of this trip, students will work at animal sanctuaries on the coast with sloths and sea turtles.
  • Ecuador Service Program in Conservation and Culture – Students on this program will perform volunteer work at a tropical farm among other activities.
  • Southeast Asia Service and Culture Program – In this program (that spans across Cambodia and Thailand), students will have the opportunity to work with endangered elephants in Thailand.

API Gives Back

Volunteer Programs (College/Post-College)
API offers a number international volunteer placements in areas such as environment/ecology and wildlife conservation in the following locations:
Internship Programs (College)

API can arrange internship placements in areas such as climate change, conservation, ecology, forestry, entomology, environmental planning, environmental policy, natural resources, sustainability in the following locations:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Seville, Spain

For more information about API’s green initiatives, please visit http://www.apistudyabroad.com/about/green/.

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