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  • Locations: Nanaimo, Canada; Tofino, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; Victoria, Canada
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Option: Cabins, Hotel
Academic Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Environmental Science Programs by Department: Environment and Sustainability
Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply Program Director: Craig Wittig
Program Description:


ENVS 4930 will study the ecology of the Pacific Northwest specifically the Olympic Peninsula and the Vancouver Island area. Students will be looking at the prevalent aquaculture industry in that area and the positive and negative impacts of aquaculture especially the impacts of salmon aquaculture. The class will have the opportunity to tour some salmon aquaculture facilities there before heading to Victoria, BC to the Olympic Peninsula where we will see the temperate rain forest and the Pacific coast. 

The field portion of the course will include stops in Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country-specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.  
Hotels and Cabins

We will have multiple lectures, discussions, and interactions with local people at two Canadian aquaculture facilities, a native salmon hatchery, two national parks, the Quileute Reservation, City of Tacoma and an American aquaculture facility. Other excursions include, rainforest tour and river restoration tour. Students will also have free time each day to explore the area. 

ENVS 4930 (3cr) Pacific Northwest Environmental Field Course
Pre req: ENVS 1010 or instructor approval

This course is a practical course designed to introduce you to the coastal regions of British Columbia and Washington. We will examine some of the management challenges within that ecosystem

Students should have the ability to hike up to 5 miles per day and travel by boat/ferry for up to 2 hours.

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition and Fees BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Program Fee $1400
Education Abroad Fee $50
International Health Insurance $1.74 per day of program
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*​
Passport $135
Personal Expenses $200
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! ​


Dr, Jeffrey Snyder
Room 181, Overman Hall

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
​Bowling Green, OH 43403

This program is currently not accepting applications.