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Study Abroad Opportunities

PHOTO: Student with waterBenin
WATER: Water in Africa: Technology, Education & Reciprocity is a partnership between James Madison University, Gonzaga University and the Songhai Center.  It is an international study abroad program focused on sustainable development is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. If you have questions about the Benin Study Abroad Program, please contact Dr. Brad Striebig

More information on Sustainable Design and Development in Benin

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The Malta Summer Study Abroad program is one of JMU’s longest-running international summer programs. During the 4.5 week program students will experience the geography, culture, and history of this small island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. This program is targeted towards ISAT, ENGR, GEOG, and IDLS majors, and juniors and seniors, although rising sophomores will be considered. If you have questions about the Malta Study Abroad Program, please contact Dr. Keith Holland

More information on the Malta Summer Study Abroad Program

South Africa
International Health and Sustainability in South Africa
For more information, contact Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe

Costa Rica
Project-based course examining energy conservation, monitoring, and applications and providing team-oriented project experience. Addresses energy issues associated with economic and social development. Project participation, tours and interactions with resort employees, managers and owners to identify, apply, and provide recommendations to energy-related problems. Students will work on various projects at resorts in Costa Rica. Each student will pick a project before arriving in Costa Rica and work to complete it during the three week class. Students will work with advisors and project mentors that include JMU professors, owners and managers of a resort in Costa Rica. For more information, contact Dr. Heather Watson or Dr. Karim Altaii.

More information on the Costa Rica Energy Study Abroad Program


  • September 28
    Fall Career & Internship Fair
    Festival Conference and Student Center
  • October 2
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk:
    David Campbell of Boston University presents: Back to the Future: Recovering the Age of Wonder
    Highlands Room
  • November 13
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk: Henry Petroski of Duke University presents on the topics of design, success and failure, and history of engineering and technology.
    Grafton Stovall Theater
  • April 16, 2016
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Engineering xChange