Students cross a bridge while walking through a jungle in Borneo

Students cross a bridge while hiking through a jungle in Borneo, Photo by Luciana Leite de Araujo

International experiences can help you learn more about global ecosystem interconnections and the species they support. Some of the potential benefits of going abroad include:

  • Gaining experience with different ecosystems, fish and wildlife communities and endangered species
  • Understanding human impacts and connectivity to global environmental issues
  • Learning about international perspectives in biodiversity conservation
  • Gaining science-based professional skills in fish and wildlife monitoring, management and recovery
  • Improving your language skills
  • Expanding your cross-cultural communication and problem-solving skills
  • Preparing for work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace, and increase your sensitivity to environmental issues across the globe

Conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats is an international concern. As human impacts on ecosystems increase, more and more species are declining around the world. Undergraduates majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Science are strongly supported in pursuing and completing international experiences.

OSU has many opportunities for international study. The First Step presentation and a complete list of all of OSU’s education abroad offerings can be found by visiting Office of Global Opportunities. For specific programs related to this field learn more about going abroad with Fisheries and Wildlife.

Funding opportunities through Fisheries and Wildlife for travel abroad are found on the Internship Steps to Get Credit page under Funding Details here.

International Internships 

External providers that have international programs approved by OSU are listed below.  Students participating in these programs are guaranteed to earn OSU resident credit and are able to use OSU financial aid.

Academic Programs International (API)

American Intercontinental University (AIU)

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Global Education Oregon (GEO)

IE3 Global Internships

INTO Chinese Language Summer Program

Institute for Study Abroad- Butler University (IFSA)

School for Field Studies (SFS)

School for International Training (SIT)

Semester at Sea

SEA Semester