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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Magma blebs and volcano behavior on co-op at Woods Hole

How do you figure out what happens before a volcanic eruption? Look for blebs! These snapshots of the past are helping researchers like Alexandra Castillejo understand how magma rises to…
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Dispatches from an Antarctic Co-op: Winter has gone

Jake's second to last post reflects on his time at Palmer Station
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Five things people get wrong about Antarctica

Antarctic Co-op Jake Grondin on misconceptions about Antarctica including penguins, daylight, and the cold.
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