Discover a complex web of environmental challenges while exploring the impact of climate
change on islands in Tenerife - the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, a volcanic
island chain off the coast of Morocco. Working with student and 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 11-day immersion trip.
Explore Tenerife's unique ecosystems, vibrant culture, and rich biodiversity while
gaining a deep understanding of the impacts of climate change on island communities.
You will investigate the interplay between climate change, environmental conservation,
and sustainable development, focusing on Tenerife as a case study.
Instructors: Jake Hochard | Luis Alberto Bermejo Asensio
explore Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to Mount Teide, Spain's
hike from mountains to sea in Anaga Rural Park, an area rich in endemic plant and animal species
visit local farms and agricultural areas to discuss the challenges of climate change
for food security and sustainable farming practices on an island
attend virtual sessions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP 28 (Conference
of the Parties), gaining firsthand experience in global climate change negotiations
and policy discussions
learn alongside with students from La Laguna University
DATES & CREDITS
Offered annually in January. The program includes the following components:
November / December 2023: attend virtual sessions of COP 28
January: 11-day travel to Tenerife
Spring semester: ENR 4900 / 5900 Capstone: Canaries & Climate (3 credits)
Upcoming programs: January 4-14, 2024
REQUIREMENTS & ADMISSION
Open to students enrolled in ENR undergraduate or graduate major/minor programs, or
MS ENRS students.
Pre-requisites: completion of ENR 3000 or ENR 5100.
Admission: program admission is dependent upon application and possible interview. Apply here.
Travel requirements: passport valid for travel to the European Union and ETIAS travel authorization. Additional requirements may apply.
Includes: lodging (shared apartments with kitchens), in-country transportation, entrance fees,
instruction, excursions, and some meals.
Does not include: roundtrip airfare, most meals, UW Education Abroad fee (includes travel insurance),
ETIAS visa fee, souvenir and incidentals, or UW tuition and fees for spring semester credits.
Program Fee 2024: $2250
SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING
Haub School Field & Global Scholarship ($500-$1000)
Cheney Study-Abroad Faculty-Directed Program Grants ($500-$800, 3.0 GPA needed) students participating in faculty-directed programs are only eligible for this Cheney
Other funding resources
Participants should be prepared for long periods of sitting, daily walking up and
down steep hills and stairs, and some steep, downhill hiking for 3-5 miles.
Participants should be prepared to spend full days outdoors in changing weather conditions.
Join us for an info session:
We are currently accepting applications for J-Term 2024 travel.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023.
Please contact Field & International Program Coordinator
Melanie Matthews - firstname.lastname@example.org.