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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    3-9 (per session) credits
    • Location

      Northern Michigan, Pacific Rim or Costa Rica
    • Dates

      Vary by location

      Costa Rica Campus

      • May Session: May 15-June 2, 2023

      Pacific Rim Campus

      • July 10-August 11, 2023

      Great Lakes Campus

      • May Session: May 15-June 2, 2023
      • Summer Session I: June 5-July 7, 2023
      • Summer Session II: July 10-August 11, 2023

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      Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies offers over 20 different field-based, university-level courses in environmental studies and environmental science at campuses in Costa Rica, India, Michigan's Great Lakes Region and Washington State on the Puget Sound.


      What Will I Study?

      As a part of the program, students can take courses featuring extensive field learning opportunities that help elucidate concepts and teach hands-on techniques for sustainability, ecosystem management and restoration, conservation, research and health. Courses take place during two summer session terms, and can be applied to your major, minor or core credits. Au Sable attracts students from 60 different Christian colleges and universities around North America, forming Christian community that cares about preserving, restoring and sustaining God’s creation.

      Course Equivalencies

      View the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies course equivalencies for each location below: