Can you imagine yourself feeding a tiger cub, hiking the outback of Australia, or navigating the canals of Venice on an authentic gondola? Nutrition and Health Science faculty have led field studies of interdisciplinary students to Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia.

Field studies are open to undergraduate students of all majors. Depending on your major, you can register for three or six credits. The intent is to have all credits transferred to your major. Dr. Kandiah and other field study leaders work with your respective departments.

Field studies vary in length, with summer semester options of five or ten week trips, but a fall or spring study might encompass an entire semester.

By participating in one of these trips, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance the lives of the local community residents where they are staying for the summer by tacking real-world challenges faced by these communities. 

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If you are interested and would like to come along, please contact Dr. Jay Kandiah.

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Asia-Pacific Summer 2018

Designed with five weeks of integrated learning by exploring industries of healthcare, agriculture, food, and related local, regional, and global systems. Students will travel throughout countries of Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and Malaysia. This field-study provides an educational format unlike any other and allows students to see their day-to-day decisions from the vital perspective of both local and global influence, to make the greatest impact they can in their communities.

Study Abroad

Our Rinker Center for International Programs offers many options for studying abroad, from class trips led by professors to independent exchanges at foreign universities. These programs are open to all students, and they vary in length, location, and cost. Learn more.