ESA-22303 International Study Visits Environmental Sciences


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Field practical29
Group work2
Excursion (multiple days)8
Course coordinator(s)S le Clech
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. JE Groenenberg JE Dykstra
S le Clech
A Pachuau MSc
dr. HP Weikard
Examiner(s)S le Clech
dr. ir. JE Groenenberg

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Students are expected to have obtained at least 60 credits of the first and second year of the BSc Environmental Sciences (BES) programme.


Note: The deadline for registration for this course is earlier than usual. Due to course logistics, students cannot register for this course later than March 1.

This course, exclusively intended for BSc Environmental Sciences students, consists of a project/case study which is prepared in Wageningen and partly executed abroad. During a visit of approximately six days to a university, research centre or research site outside the Netherlands, students collect data on a particular environmental issue by exchanging information with foreign faculty and students and/or local stakeholders. After the visit, students should hand in a self-reflection assignment.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- evaluate multiple dimensions of an environmental problem abroad;
- collaborate within a group work, in consultation with experts from abroad, such as faculty members and students from the host institution and relevant stakeholders;
- apply knowledge, methods and tools of environmental sciences in a case study abroad;
- reflect on their experiences and lessons learned in international research collaboration and a new cultural environment.


- preparation on the basis of lectures;
- practicals and literature;
- visit to a university, research centre or research site abroad;
- questions debate and presentations during the course;
- preparing a presentation and participating in a symposium;
- reporting of the visit.


Examination is based on participation in the course (in group work and debate), the group presentation and an individual reflection assignment.
If the students' participation or the group presentation is insufficient, an additional assignment must should be completed.
The students receive a pass or fail (voldoende testimonium).


Articles available through the course website.

Compulsory for: BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc6WD