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Canary Islands, Spain

Students studying in the Canary Islands

Environmental Assessment in the European Union

Course & Travel Dates:
January (2020: dates TBD) | 10 day travel to Tenerife
Spring semester | ENR 4900/5900 | 3 credit hours

Spring 2020 course meeting time: TBD

From traditional agricultural practices to national parks, tourism impacts to desalination for freshwater needs, in ENR 4900/5900, Environmental Assessment in the European Union, you will discover a complex web of environmental challenges on the ground. Students will travel to Tenerife—one of Spain’s Canary Islands—to explore the landscape of the volcanic island chain off the coast of Morocco. Working with faculty members from Universidad de La Laguna in Tenerife, as well as with UW faculty, you and your classmates will spend most days in the field, with supplemental lectures in the classroom during the ten-day immersion trip. Following travel, you will take on a specific project set in Tenerife and examine it in light of the European Union's environmental assessment practices.

Students on a boat and hiking in the Canary IslandsRequirements & Fees:

  • Successful completion of ENR 3000 or ENR 5000

  • Must be a declared Haub School student (ENR major or ENR minor)

  • Passport valid for travel the European Union

  • Financial contribution from each student: $2500 (includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, transportation, entrance fees & most meals) + Education Abroad fee & travel insurance cost 

  • Cheney Study Abroad Grants available (dependent on qualifying GPA); Haub School Study Abroad Scholarships available 

Apply today:



*course instructors will be contacting applicants for interviews (in-person or via Skype)

Questions? Contact Melanie Matthews ( for more information.

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