International Experiences

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, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences are strongly supported in pursuing and completing international experiences.

OSU has many opportunities for international study. These include faculty led programs, study abroad and international internships. A complete list of all of OSU’s education abroad offerings can be found by visiting Office of Global Opportunities

Funding opportunities for travel abroad through the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences 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. With prior approval from the internship coordinator and FW advisors, Fisheries and Wildlife students may be able to use some of these credits to meet the internship requirement and/or the specialization requirement. 

IE3 Global Internships

School for Field Studies (SFS)

School for International Training (SIT)

Semester at Sea

SEA Semester