Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates

“The SEE-U program is a life changing experience.  This program teaches you not only about ecology and sustainable development but also about a new country, its culture, and, ultimately, more about yourself.  SEE-U allows you to bond with your classmates and instructors in a way that is impossible to do in a formal classroom.  These memories will last a lifetime.”

For more information on the SEE-U Program please download our
SEE-U Program Brochure (PDF).

Our current programs:

Agro-eco/Food Systems | New York City and the surrounding areas
6 credits, 6 weeks
Summer 2017 (July 3–August 11, 2017)beetroots
Agro-ecosystems represent the dominant ecosystem on Earth today, but differ from other ecosystems in the way they are managed. They are the primary ecosystems that provide humanity with food, fiber, and biofuels.  Our course will cover agro-ecosystems and food systems of the entire world, but its field exercises and excursions will center on the farms and food systems in the rural-urban gradient from New York City to its surrounding environs.


Brazil | The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
6 credits, 5 weeks
Summer 2017 (June 3–July 8, 2017)Brazil Photo
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.


Jordan | Amman, Aqaba, Dana, & AjlounJordan_Photo
6 credits, 5 weeks
Summer 2017 (July 9–August 6, 2017)
Embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.