• Study Abroad

Whatever your interest, you can deepen and expand your education by studying off campus. This includes intensive, in-depth courses during May term, a semester at an EcoLeague school, or special courses at a partner organization. There is something right for you.

2017 May Term Travel Courses

  • Teaching in Environmental Education (EDU 250)
  • Geology of the Lake Superior Region (GSC 260)
  • On the Trail of the Ice Age (GSC 284)
  • Lake Superior Circumnavigation (IDS 180)
  • Cognition in the Wild (PSY 345)


The EcoLeague is a consortium of six colleges and universities that share missions based on environmental responsibility and social change. All of them have strong environmental studies, environmental science, and outdoor education programs. Small classes with personal attention are emphasized along with experiential education that provides real world experience.

The EcoLeague gives you the opportunity to spend a semester at a different school to experience a different part of the country, different faculty, and different ways of thinking.

Participating Schools

  • Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK)
  • College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)
  • Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)
  • Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT)
  • Northland College (Ashland, WI)
  • Prescott College (Prescott, AZ)

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Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)

HECUA has a forty-plus year history of leading students out of the classroom and into real relationships with people and organizations working for change. HECUA’s academically rigorous programs in Ecuador, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, and the United States focus on the need for equity, social change, and imaginative approaches to difficult problems. Each semester-long program aims to empower students and highlight their ability to advocate effectively for change in the world and at home.

In the United States, HECUA’s long standing relationships with community partners in St. Paul and Minneapolis allow for meaningful internships at a range of placement sites. Students benefit from the guidance and support of HECUA’s internships and community partnerships manager, who meets with participants multiple times throughout the semester. Program alumni report that HECUA programs facilitate access to advanced study, employment, and engagement in their communities and in the world.

Programs in the United States are divided into specific areas of interest, such as inequality in America, art for social change, environmental sustainability, media for change, agriculture and justice, and race in American. All programs are based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, unless otherwise indicated.