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Academic Information


Course Structure

The 2023 program will be 4 undergraduate credits (FES 499) or 2 graduate credits (FES 599); credits valid during Fall Term.
See a sample SyllabusItinerary from 2023. Stay tuned for 2024 updates! 


 Natural Resource Majors: See how this program fits within your major requirements!



At least sophomore class standing by beginning of program
2.75 OSU GPA or higher
Satisfactory OSU Conduct Record
All applicants must successfully complete an interview demonstrating academic purpose and maturity.

Physical requirements: extensive walking and hiking

COVID Entry requirements:


Steps to Apply

  1.  Complete the application through the OSU GO Application Portal.
  2. All students will be interviewed by the program leaders as the final step in the application process. Applicants will be individually contacted for interviews.
  3. Check out our page with tips and recommendations for submitting a strong application!

NOTE: After beginning your application, you are permitted to save and return to it repeatedly. Just make sure you complete all items before the deadline!



This NY TImes article is a great preview of our day trip to the West Coast over Arthur's Pass: On New Zealand's Stunning West Coast, the Beauty Doesn't Stop!

Check out our student stories about New Zealand from intern Brad Pfeifer and exchange student Carson Wall.