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    Study Tours

    If you are a faculty or staff member planning a sustainability study tour, please email thorson.eliz@uwlax.edu with more information.

    Rwanda Study Tour 

    The overarching theme of this study tour is sustainability.  On this program, students will study the following themes and how they relate to the local communities in Rwanda.  Students will learn about sustainable environmental development and visit 3 National Parks with opportunities to see a chain of volcanoes, track colobus monkeys and experience a large game photo safari (giraffes, rhinos, elephants). The study tour will also focus on Sustainable cultural development, giving students first-hand knowledge about the reconciliation efforts following the 1994 genocide. Students will also learn about sustainable economic development while visiting rural and urban cooperatives, and also having the opportunity to interact with successful entrepreneurs in these local communities. Students will also have the opportunity to stay with Rwandan families while in the capital city of Kigali, Rwanda.

    Visit the Study Abroad - Rwanda Study Tour page for more information. 

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    AUIP: Sustainable Business in New Zealand

    In partnership with the American Universities International Programs Limited (AUIP) program, UW-La Crosse faculty, Dr. William Maas will be leading a winter intersession program to New Zealand and Australia. The program focuses on sustainable business within the south pacific region and is structured as a traveling program requiring students to move from one city to the next every few days or so. Students (within a business-related major/minor) may earn up to 6 credits within the upper level management division. Students who are not in a business-related major/minor may elect to transfer the credit back as general elective credit, or work with another appropriate department for transfer equivalencies within that respective department.

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    CEA: Environmental Studies track in South Africa

    This program examines South Africa's defining environmental issues. You'll visit one or more of the Eastern Cape's famous game reserves, and coastal areas such as Woody Cape Nature Reserve and Bird Island. Field trips to sites such as George and Knysa (located on the beautiful Garden Route) illustrate South Africa's efforts to reconcile development and conservation.

    Visit the Study Abroad - Environmental Studies track in South Africa page for more information.

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    Research

    More information coming soon! If you are a faculty member or student interested in sustainability related research, please email thorson.eliz@uwlax.edu with more information.