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The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors from all accredited colleges or universities with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. It provides students wi
Location:
Amman, Jordan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors from all accredited colleges or universities with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in unique natural settings in addition to participation in a combination of classroom lectures and lab work.

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors from all accredited colleges or universities with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in unique natural settings in addition to participation in a combination of classroom lectures and lab work. Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Ajloun 5 weeks, 6 credits May 24 – June 22, 2015 In partnership with Columbia’s Global Center in Amman, the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, undergraduate students of all majors have the unique opportunity to study ecosystems and environmental sustainability in Jordan. You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan's wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems. To supplement instruction, guest lecturers from Jordanian universities and organizations are incorporated into the curriculum. Focus is placed on understanding Jordan's important environmental issues such as: - limited natural freshwater resources - deforestation - overgrazing and - desertification Ecology and biology coursework are integrated with fieldwork taking place at various sites across the country. You fly into the capital city of Amman, for introductory course lectures over several days. You then travel south to spend time in the coastal southern region of Aqaba, to study coral reef and marine ecology at the Red Sea Marine Science Center. A weeklong stay at the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature’s reserves in the desert region of Dana and the Wadi Mujib canyon (part of the lowest nature reserve in the world, bordering the Dead Sea) provides a comprehensive look at the country’s biodiversity, as you work alongside Jordanian scientists.

Undergraduate students of all majors at all colleges and universities may apply to our: Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Summer 2015 Field Sites (5 weeks, 6 credits): - Jordan: Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Wadi Mujib - Brazil: The Atlantic Forest -India:Bangalore & The Western Ghats Learn ecology and environmental sustainability in unique natural settings through applied field techniques: - Earn 6 Undergraduate Credits in just 5 weeks. - No prerequisites required to enroll. - Fellowship funding is available through EICES. SEE-U is offered by the Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University's Earth Institute. Visit our website for more information or contact EICES directly. Apply online: - Rolling admissions - apply early for fellowship consideration. - Next application review date is November 1, 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!
Cost:
Tuition: 8,640 ($1,440 per credit) Room and Board $1,950. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required for the program. Airfare is not included.

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