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Selected Cornell Abroad Programs

International Opportunities. CALS recognizes that individuals study abroad for a variety of reasons, and as a result, offers a great deal of choice to students.

Cornell Abroad.  Students can spend a semester abroad and transfer academic credit from courses they take overseas to their Cornell program. This program caters to the needs of all Cornell students, although there are a number listed below that are specific or useful for IRD students

Visiting the Cornell Abroad website is an important first step toward embarking on an unforgettable, culturally and academically enriching adventure.

Cornell offers a wide array of opportunities to make meaningful international experience a part of your Cornell education.  You may choose to study abroad to enroll at a world-renowned university, improve language skills, conduct fieldwork or research, engage in service learning, or participate in an internship.  Whatever you choose, Cornell Abroad can assist you every step of the way from the moment you begin your application, throughout your term abroad, and even after you return to Cornell.

CALS exchange programs - similarly, students can take these exchange programs and transfer academic credit to their Cornell degrees. Many of these are in developing countries and not necessarily tailored for IARD students.

Cornell Global Fellows program --The CALS Global Fellows Program supports CALS undergraduate students from any major in pursuit of challenging, professionally-focused summer internships that enhance and complement their career goals and academic progress, while enriching their undergraduate experience with diverse cultural and international immersion.  The program provides professional development, logistical, and financial support. Acceptance to the program is highly competitive and has a limited number of spaces each year.

The following are just a few of programs that IARD students have successfully completed and recommended by International Programs.


Cornell Nepal Summer Program

This is an excellent program for an internship. This is a semester program but with the retirement of Kathryn March in Anthropology you need to contact Kristen Grace in the Cornell Abroad Program for more information on when the next program will be offered.

Web: Cornell in Nepal Study Program
Presentation [PPTX]
Location: Nepal
Timeframe: Semester programs
Contact: Kristen Grace (CU Abroad) but the following person is retired but may be a good person to meet Kathryn March


SIT Study Abroad Program

Another excellent program that many students have traveled and studied with. Some funding possibilities - available by application.

Web: SIT Study Abroad
SIT Agricultural Programs [PDF]
Location: Several locations including: Africa, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East
Timeframe: Semester, summer and yearly programs


Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)

This unique interdisciplinary study abroad programs will inspire you with a new vision of what is possible and will transform how you look at yourself, your community, and your world. Not only are these programs an incredible educational adventure, they are also an opportunity to join a community of learners committed to making our planet more sustainable.

Web: CELL
Location: Central America, East Africa, Iceland, and Middle East
Timeframe: Summer, Spring and Fall programs


Sustainable Development Studies

The School for Field Studies (SFS) creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals and institutions committed to environmental stewardship.

Web: SFS
Location: Costa Rica
Timeframe: Summer and semester programs