Additional Programs

The postings listed below are informational only. UMass/VASCI does not specifically endorse the programs listed here.

Animals & Society Institute - a listing of university programs from around the world that offer degrees, certificates, or specializations in subjects relating to human-animal studies.

Animal-assisted therapy training programs

Birdsong Farm offers the opportunity for students to volunteer to "Help Children in Foster Care Heal on Horseback," no horse experience required, training provided.  Contact Jen Dolan - jdolan [at] or 413-545-0547.

The Jersey Youth Academy provides a unique educational experience that motivates youth of high school and college age to prepare for and succeed in their adult careers in some aspect of the dairy industry, but specifically working with Jersey cattle and/or Jersey products.

Eko Tracks offers study abroad programs, internships and volunteer opportunities in Africa for young people who are looking for an educational experience.

Broadreach College - provides hands-on study abroad programs that complement classroom education with academic experiences in a real-world context.  Each course is led by university professors and accomplished educators in the discipline.  Students live and learn in the field, working alongside professional researchers, community stakeholders and their peers.  Broadreach offers programs in:  Marine Sceince, Ecology, Medicine and more.