Prescott College Study Abroad Programs

Programs that provides adventure and challenge


Prescott College serves student desire for international and intercultural education through the Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies, and through high quality field studies courses that educate students about the relationship between environmental, social, and economic sustainability; and local community collaboration.

Current resident undergraduate international work that emphasizes these themes includes: 

  • Programs of the Kino Bay Center consisting of  a variety of cultural and environmental studies courses, a graduate fellows program, and an environmental education program – through which a 30 year relationship has been established with the local Seri and Mexican communities and with researchers throughout the region
  • Summer field studies programs in Kenya, through which Prescott College has built a close collaboration with the Maasai community over the past seven years
  • Summer programs in Latin America, and Nepal and other field courses in Bolivia, Norway, and Costa Rica, and on the US/Mexico Border. All of these courses work within a shared range of issues that emphasize the relationship between environmental issues such as conservation, climate change, agroecology, sustainable livelihoods and the political and economic realities and rights of communities.

Certain courses, typically developed through collaborative research and activism with members of Arizona tribes, have intercultural and international dimensions. These include Dana Oswald’s work with the Navajo, Vicky Young’s work with the Center for Indian Bilingual Teacher Education, Tim Crew’s research on Hopi agriculture, and Zoe Hammer’s involvement with the O’odham community outside of Tucson and on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Prescott College also mentors many limited-residency undergraduate and graduate students doing international research and study consistent with this emphasis, as well as resident undergraduate independent studies.



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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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