A Hands-On Intensive Field Course in Guanajuato, Mexico

Apply now through NCSU Office of Study Abroad!

A young trainee learns about water treatment using biochar.


Administered through NCSU Study Abroad

  • 3 credit hours
  • Maymester: May 16 – June 3, 2020
  • Instructor: Josh Kearns
  • Who can apply to take this course? Any sophomore, junior, or senior accepted into the course can register under Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) 495.
  • For juniors and seniors in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER-ET/ES/NR) and related science/engineering majors, the course is cross-listed as ISE 489 and ET 495. The FAQ page has more information on taking this course for technical elective credit.
  • Target enrollment: 10-12
  • Estimated cost: $3,895 + airfare
    • $3,150 program cost + $450 Study Abroad admin fee, estimated $150 incidental meals and living expenses, $145 passport fee (unless you already have a passport)…plus airfare ~$500scholarships are available!

    Apply now through NCSU Office of Study Abroad!


Rainwater harvesting workshop with village women in Guanajuato state.