Experiential Learning

Students at Northeastern University with majors in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Marine Biology have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom - through co-ops, the Three Seas program, and much more.

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Experiential Opportunities

Marine Science Center

Co-op

Cooperative Education (co-op) is a distinctive form of experiential education in which students alternate periods of academic study with 6 month periods of work experience in their field(s) of interest. Learn more about co-op opportunities in Marine and Environmental Sciences.

 

Three Seas

Students who wish to move beyond the confines of the traditional classroom will spend a year immersed in field and laboratory science at three distinct locations: the Northeast and Pacific Northwest coasts of the United States, and the Caribbean coast of Central America. The Three Seas Program is ideal for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students who wish to broaden their knowledge of marine science. This program has a strong research focus taught by a diverse and high-caliber faculty who direct active research programs worldwide.

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What It’s Like to Co-op in the Heart of Mongolia

Cameron Clark, a second year linguistics student, is currently on his first Co-op as an English teacher, working for Santis Educational Services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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Photo of Ella Bursting using a micropipette in a lab setting.

Building the Perfect Co-op, Cell by Cell

Second year cell and molecular biology student Ella Brunsting designed her own co-op, ultimately placing her in Belgium at the GIGA Institute.
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Elizabeth Curtis, Biology '19, pours a pint of lager at the Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain. Photo by Tim Briggs

The Science (and Co-ops) Behind Boston Beer

An exploration of Boston Beer Company's R&D Brewery, through the eyes of three College of Science co-ops. 
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