North American Sustainability Scholars Program
A study-abroad scholarship in Mexico and Canada
Prescott College invites undergraduate students to consider the possibility of extending your learning about sustainability to other nations, either Mexico or Canada. This can be done through the Consortium partners (please see below) and attending one of the colleges or universities to continue your academic work and to participate in local culture.
- Study Abroad in Mexico or Canada
- $5000 stipend available for housing and travel
- Opportunities for students in all majors
- Work with faculty on community projects
- Option to earn a certificate in Sustainable Communities
The Consortium for North American Sustainability (CNAS) provides students with one-semester exchanges at one of the six partner universities offering courses and experiences in working with local communities. A certificate is awarded by the CNAS for students completing coursework in sustainability issues as well as a community-based research project.
Expand your horizons and develop a deeper understanding of North American issues and how they affect local long- term environmental, social, cultural, and economic well-being. Strengthen your resume and increase your marketability by developing skills of working in other cultures and incorporating global perspectives in your decision-making.
Exchanges are available during the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for receiving your letter of application for the Spring 2012 semester is October 15, 2011. Students must complete one online sustainability course (3 credits) during the semester or summer before their exchange.
For Mexico partners, you should have intermediate level proficiency in Spanish; however, language courses and assistance will be available during the exchange. For Canada, courses at our partner institutions are taught in English.
Contact Terril Shorb, ADGP Faculty member, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and details on applying for the program. For questions about Spanish language proficiency for exchanges to Mexico, contact Dr. Denise Mills at email@example.com.
Universidad La Salle - Its main campus in Mexico City has 12,000 students and offers 19 bachelor's degrees in the schools of Architecture and Graphic Design, Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Administration, Education, Philosophy, Religion, Law and Medicine. http://www.ulsa.mx/
The University of Guanajuato- This public university of approximately 20,000 students in one of the oldest cities in Mexico has 42 undergraduate programs including Engineering, the Natural Sciences, Law, Business and the Arts. http://www.ugto.mx
The University of Northern British Columbia-Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, UNBC enrolls more than 4000 students in 25 programs. UNBC research institutes focus on health, children's welfare, environmental sciences, and the evaluation of social conditions. http://www.unbc.ca/
St. Francis Xavier University-St. F-X has more than 4000 students and is located in Antigonish, a small Nova Scotia seaside town. It offers more than 23 programs including Aquatic Resources, Canadian Studies, Environmental Sciences and many more. http://www.stfx.ca/
Prescott College-This Arizona liberal arts college has a mission to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. In addition to numerous residential and community-based undergraduate degrees, Prescott offers the Master of Arts Degree in Sustainable Community Development and a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education. http://www.prescott.edu/
Daemen College-Located outside of Buffalo, New York, this private college has over 2000 students and offers 47 undergraduate majors. Daemen's Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement offer opportunities for students to engage in ongoing community-based projects. http://www.daemen.edu
CNAS was originally established through support from The Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, a grant competition run cooperatively by the governments of the U.S, Canada, and Mexico. Funding for student exchanges is provided by Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE).
Prescott College Contact Information
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, Arizona 86301