Rice University is offering a four-week study abroad experience with the University of Minnesota.
The university said the experience will involve “taking in one of the world’s great universities” and will focus on the impact of climate change on rice cultivation, as well as research in agricultural development.
The Rice University of Science and Technology is one of several Rice University institutions offering the experience.
“As a Rice University, we know that climate change is one part of the challenges facing all of us, and we have the opportunity to help you understand it and share solutions with the rest of the global community,” said Dr. Matthew Stirling, Rice University’s associate vice president for international relations.
“With a diverse community of Rice University students, faculty, and staff, we have a unique opportunity to serve as a bridge between Rice and other institutions across the globe.”
The Rice University study abroad program is available to international students at Rice University and is sponsored by the International Rice Research Association.
The University also sponsors several international student exchange programs.
Rice University President Susan Rice said the university has received requests from more than 1,000 students who have chosen to participate.
“I am incredibly grateful to the Rice community for its support, as we work to better understand and reduce the impact climate change will have on rice,” she said in a statement.
“We look forward to seeing you there.
You’ll have an exciting and fulfilling experience.”