European Environmental Studies Seminar

Course Objectives:

This course gives students the opportunity to learn how several European countries manage their natural resources in comparison to the United States. These include practices in ecological agriculture, wildlife management, agroforestry, renewable energy, and more. This program is the alternative course for the required Treehaven summer camp. 

 

This course is available to CNR majors only.

 

Program Highlights:

Background Information:

Since 1972, students, faculty, and staff from the College of Natural Resources have traveled to Germany annually to learn first-hand about European environmental problems and natural resource management practices. This program was developed in cooperation with the forest service of the state of Baden-Wrttemberg. In subsequent years, visits to Poland and Iceland have been added to the itinerary.

Application Process:

A required on-line application for the European Environmental Studies Seminar is available at: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr2/StudentSuccessCenter/Pages/default.aspx
 
Applications are available in mid October and due early November, students are informed of their acceptance by Thanksgiving.
 

Selection Criteria:

A. Students must have the following to be considered for the European Program:
    1. GPA of at least 2.00 in their Natural Resources major
    2. Completion of NRES 150, 151, 250 and 251 by the end of the spring 2008 semester
    3. No severe or repeated disciplinary problems on record

B. Students meeting the above criteria will be prioritized based on total grade points earned
(GPA x Credits Earned), according to the schedule of priorities below. Transfer or second degree students should contact Sue Kissinger for consideration.

                    Schedule of Priority
                (Total Grade Points Earned):
                          
1st 28 - 49
                           2nd 50 - 79
                           3rd 80 - 99
                           4th 99 +

C. Final decisions about acceptance will include consideration of student's application essays

For More Information:

Money and travel arrangements:

International Programs
ATTN: Linda Garski, lgarski@uwsp.edu
Room 108 Collins Classroom Center
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-2382 (or 2717) FAX: 715-346-3591