Study Abroad


Students interested in studying sustainability abroad have a number of options. Of Notre Dame's established study abroad programs, the following have the most robust array of sustainability course offerings. Keep in mind that courses listed are from previous semesters, and while they are likely to be taught again, there is no guarantee for any particular semester:

  • University of East Anglia (courses include: Introduction To Natural Resources And Development, Sustainability Society and Biodiversity, Climate Change Science and Policy, and New Geographies of the Anthropocene)
  • Santiago, Chile (courses include: Agricultural Ecology, Natural Resource Economics, and Electric Vehicles)
  • Dublin, Ireland at Trinity: (courses include: Sustainable Development and the Law, Bioindicators and Pollution, and Ireland’s Changing Landscape)
  • Dublin, Ireland at UCD:  (courses include: Green Venture Finance, Sustainable Business, Biological Invasions, and Wildlife and Fisheries Management)
  • Perth, Australia  (courses include: Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Issues in Asia, Land Rehabilitation, and Wildlife Conservation Management)

Other Notre Dame programs have fewer sustainability course offerings but could still be a good fit for students looking to take one sustainability course abroad. These programs include Amman, Athens, Berlin, Beijing, Paris, Dakar, Freemantle, and Oxford. The Copenhagen DIS offers numerous sustainability courses but has very limited space. Note that the London program does not currently offer any sustainability courses, but if you are interested in a sustainability internship, please contact the program director.

Students interested in a program completely focused on sustainability have the option to petition. Those wishing to pursue studies in environmental peace-building and transboundary resource management are encouraged to consider the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in southern Israel and can request more information here. Programs focused on ecology, conservation, and/or sustainable development can be found through the School for Field Studies, the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute, CIEE, and other institutions.