Study Abroad

 

Study Abroad Options - Sustainability Certificate

Study Abroad is a great opportunity for students to continue their studies in sustainability and seek a global perspective. Understanding the way sustainability is viewed across the world can give context to previous learning and can further understanding of human-environment interactions and sustainable development. There is no need to choose between studying abroad and pursuing a Sustainability Certificate; several courses that can fulfill certificate requirements are offered as study abroad options across a variety of locations, including Australia and New Zealand, Fiji, and the United Kingdom (many of which are offered through UGA Discover Abroad)! The Certificate in Sustainability continues to expand its selection of sustainability-focused courses in order to best serve its students.

Here are the courses approved for the Certificate that are currently offered in study abroad programs.

For generic information on UGA's study abroad options, please visit the UGA Office of International Education website.

 

Certificate in Sustainability’s partnership with UGA Discover Abroad

Getting your Certificate in Sustainability while also being able to study abroad just got easier! Through the Certificate in Sustainability’s partnership with UGA Discover Abroad, which offers award-winning, travel-based study abroad programs throughout the year, students pursuing their Certificate can complete up to 6 hours of Certificate coursework while on selected Discover Abroad programs. Students completing  ECOL/GEOG/ANTH/FANR 4271/6271W courses on a Discover Abroad study experience can apply two 3-credit hour courses to  the 4 required courses (“Anchor”, “Ecological”, “Economic”, “Social”) necessary for Certificate completion. Listed below are the Certificate requirements fulfilled by each of these programs, sorted by number of courses that each of these programs can fulfill. For specific information on Discover Abroad programs, course offerings, and timings, please visit: http://www.discoverabroad.uga.edu/

 

Spring Semester – Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Spring Semester can apply two of their 3 courses with the suffix 4271 to any 2 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion. For example, if a student has already completed one course under the “Social” sphere on campus, the student can fulfill two of the remaining 3 course requirements (“Ecological”, “Economic”, and “Anchor”) with courses taken on the UGA Discover Abroad Spring Semester.

 

Summer – Australia (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in Australia program can apply each of their 2 courses with the suffix 4271 to any 2 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion. For example, if a student has already completed one course under the “Ecological” sphere on campus, the student can fulfill 2 of the 3 remaining course requirements (“Social”, “Economic”, and “Anchor”) with courses taken on the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in Australia program.

 

Summer – United Kingdom (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in United Kingdom program can apply each of their 2 courses with the suffix 4271 to any 2 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion. For example, if a student has already completed one course under the “Ecological” sphere on campus, the student can fulfill 2 of the 3 remaining course requirements (“Social”, “Economic”, and “Anchor”) with courses taken on the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in United Kingdom program.

 

Winter Break – Australia (2 courses, 6 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Winter in Australia program can apply each of their 2 courses with the suffix 4271 to any 2 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion. For example, if a student has already completed one course under the “Ecological” sphere on campus, the student can fulfill 2 of the 3 remaining course requirements (“Social”, “Economic”, and “Anchor”) with courses taken on the UGA Discover Abroad Winter in Australia program.

 

Maymester – Australia and New Zealand (2 courses, 6 credit hours OR 1 course, 3 credit hours)

(Note: the amount of credit that can be applied to the Certificate depends on the cohort. See Discover Abroad website for more information on different cohorts)

 

Purple Cohort

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Maymester in Australia and New Zealand Purple Cohort can fulfill their “Ecological” sphere course with the BIOL 4960 and fulfill any one of the remaining 3 course requirements (“Social”, “Economic”, or “Anchor) with the 4271 course.

Green Cohort

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Maymester in Australia and New Zealand Green Cohort can fulfill any one of the 4 course requirements (“Ecological”, “Social”, “Economic”, or “Anchor) with the 4271 course.

Yellow Cohort

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Maymester in Australia and New Zealand Yellow Cohort can apply each of their 2 courses with the suffix 4271 to any 2 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion. For example, if a student has already completed one course under the “Ecological” sphere on campus, the student can fulfill 2 of the 3 remaining course requirements (“Social”, “Economic”, and “Anchor”) with courses taken on the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in Australia program.

Blue Cohort

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Maymester in Australia and New Zealand Blue Cohort can fulfill their “Economic” course requirement with the INTB 5100 course and can fulfill any one of the remaining 3 course requirements (“Social”, “Ecological”, or “Anchor) with the 4271 course.

 

Maymester Add-on – Fiji (1 course, 3 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Maymester Add-on Fiji program can apply their course with the suffix 4271 to any 1 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion.

 

Spring Break – Hawaii (1 course, 3 credit hours)

Students who complete the UGA Discover Abroad Summer in Australia program can apply each of their course with the suffix 4271 to 1 of the 4 required courses for Certificate completion.