Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates

Columbia Global Centers | South Asia
Additional locations: 
Amman, Rio de Janeiro

In conjunction with the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES), the Center offers the Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates Program (SEE-U) in India.

Read about the 2014 program

Columbia Global Centers | South Asia is hosting 10 students in the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program in India, a six-credit course that commenced on May 31 and will continue until July 5, 2014.  MORE

The five-week program begins in late spring and provides undergraduates from Columbia and other accredited universities with a global understanding of ecology, biodiversity and environmental sustainability. The program also offers students the opportunity to combine classroom lectures and lab work with fieldwork in unique and natural settings.

India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Students will embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.  At each site, students are required to undertake their own research project, though they work extensively in teams when collecting data in the field. Local partners include the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE).

For more information, and to learn about the application process, please visit the SEE-U in India website.