Colleges, Universities, Associations, and Organizations
Those persons interested in education, internships, and other opportunities outside the U.S. and Canada
may contact the following overseas organizations and institutions. Several organizations listed in the U.S.
section are involved internationally, e.g., ACDI/VOCA, ECHO, MESA, and USAID.
International Agricultural Exchanges Association (IAEA/Agriventure)
North American Servicing Office
202A – 300 Merganser Drive
Chestermere, Alberta T1X 1L6 Canada
Agriventure Web: http://www.agriventure.us
Training in a variety of agricultural and horticultural systems in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and
Japan. Agriventure is operated by IAEA and offers 4- to 12-month exchange opportunities.
Living Routes: Study Abroad in Ecovillages
University of Massachusetts
79 S. Pleasant Street, no. A5
Amherst, MA 01002
e-mail form: http://www.livingroutes.org/forms/contact.htm
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst in coordination with international host ecovillages developed
one-semester study abroad programs and a “Year Abroad” program. Students can earn academic credit
from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Programs feature both academic and experiential
learning. They provide coverage of organic gardening, permaculture, renewable energy, appropriate
technology, aquaculture, cultivated ecosystems, sustainability, sustainable living systems, and more.
Currently, programs are offered in Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Scotland Senegal, and the
World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
WWOOF links volunteers world-wide offering hands-on experience, in exchange for meals and
accommodation, in organic and alternative farming. Also known as Willing Workers on Organic Farms,
and World-Wide Orientation on Organic Farms.