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Study Abroad with SFIS

You’ll find SFIS faculty teaching not only in the classrooms, but around the world.  Studying abroad is a great way to explore foreign cultures, reflect on your place in the world, and challenge yourself. We encourage all students interested to participate in a study abroad program. SFIS faculty lead study abroad programs most years, and scholarship are often available, at SFIS as well as through the Study Abroad Office.

Puerto Rico: Resilience, Innovation, and Communities: Sustainable Energy for Puerto Rico

Study Abroad: Puerto Rico

March 2 - March 10, 2019
While enjoying the cultural attributes of this Caribbean island, you will focus on the socio-technical aspects of the island's energy system, both historically and post Hurricane Maria. Learn all about Puerto Rico, including its historical context and unique and ambiguous status as a U.S. territory, while examining the electrification of the island. Be part of the change and work directly with the University of Puerto Rico and INESI to build renewable and more resilient solutions.

Funding Study Abroad
To review resources on funding study abroad through financial aid, scholarships and grants and communitybased funding, visit studyabroad.asu.edu/?go=finance. Visit the Funding tab on the website to the right for complete details.

For more information, please visit here.

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018

Eligibility: 2.50 GPA for undergraduates; 3.0 GPA for graduates

Courses: 1 credit
FIS 494/GTD 598: Community Resilience in Puerto Rico

Faculty Directors:
Mary Jane Parmentier, Ph.D.,
Clinical Associate Professor
M.J.Parmentier@asu.edu

Elisabeth Graffy
Professor of Practice
Elisabeth.Graffy@asu.edu

International Coordinator:

Natalie Coveyduck
Natalie.Coveyduck@asu.edu


Past Trips

ECUADOR: Ways of Knowing Across the Andes

Study AbroadMarch 3 – March 10, 2018
Explore Quito, Ibarra and Otavalo, Ecuador during Spring Break! Expand awareness of your own assumptions and cognitive screens while gaining new ways of thinking about social, political, economic and environmental issues. Visit Otavalo Market, indigenous communities and much more!

Program Fee: TBD
The program fee includes: housing, daily breakfast, local transportation, site visits and cultural excursions, ASU faculty support and international health insurance.

Funding Study Abroad
To review resources on funding study abroad through financial aid, scholarships and grants, and community-based funding. Visit studyabroad.asu.edu/?go=finance.

For more information, please visit here.

Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2017

Eligibility: 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduates

Courses: 1 credit
FIS 394/GTD 598: Ecuador: Ways of Knowing Across the Andes

Faculty Directors:
Mary Jane Parmentier, Ph.D.,
Clinical Associate Professor
M.J.Parmentier@asu.edu

Carlo Altamirano Allende
Graduate Research Associate
Carlo.Altamirano@asu.edu

International Coordinator:

Natalie Coveyduck
Natalie.Coveyduck@asu.edu

NEPAL: Reimaging Environmental Sustainability in Urban & Rural Nepal

This program will engage two universities:  ASU and Tribhuvan University (TU) in Nepal.  Students will have an immersive experience travelling around the country living in communities and finally meeting decision makers in Kathmandu.

Dr. Nalini Chhetri is leading a trip to Nepal in June 2018. Below is some information about the program:

Quick Facts

  • Summer 2018 – June 1 – 21
  • Application deadline 3/1/2018
  • On-site research based work in  multi-disciplinary teams of engineering, sustainabilility, humanities and social science students
  • Partnership with Nepal’s  Institute of Engineering and Central Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Homestays in indigenous communities with day trips to field sites. Kathmandu valley, Nawalparasi in the Terai/Lowlands and villages nearby and Pokhara
  • Open to all students
  • Earn 3 credit hours
  • Apply Early

For more information, or to apply, please visit here.