Engage directly with affected communities as you delve deeply into the law, policy, social impacts and science of pressing environmental justice and health challenges facing individuals and families today. Working hand-in-hand with the most disadvantaged communities from inner-city Boston and Waltham to the rural coal-mining mountains of Appalachia, students will tackle issues such as toxic exposure, access to safe housing, healthy food and open space. Together with community members, you’ll strive to improve workplace health conditions, prevent homelessness, create urban gardens and ultimately produce a publishable environmental-health study addressing a current vital need. Students in this program confront these critical challenges to make real change and upon completion, will have the skills and understanding to “hit the ground running” in addressing real-world, complex, and multi-disciplinary environmental and social justice issues.
Study Abroad | Usdan 169, MS 073 | 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 | (781) 736-3483