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We partner with undergraduate and postgraduate students to realize their thesis, capstone, or dissertations in the natural and social sciences through community-based participatory research approaches and audiovisual storytelling mediums. Coast 2 Coast offers space for knowledge exchange and virtual and on-the-ground mentorship.  

Together with Sea State, we also offer study-abroad opportunities for students to gain course credit while learning outside the classroom and together, with local youth and rural educators.

2022-2023 | Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego

Masters of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Learn more about the MAS MBC Program here!


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in social-ecological well-being in the context of a changing climate and industrializing planet? Contact us to learn more about our student partnerships and academic collaborations.



January 2nd-14th 2024

Study abroad with Coast 2 Coast! Join co-founder, Emi Koch, and India's first professional female surfer, Ishita Malaviya, at the Shaka Surf Club in Kodi Bengre, Karnataka, India, in January 2024. 

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This colorful, dynamic two-week study abroad course welcomes students to experience a kaleidoscopic India most foreigners rarely encounter. Together with local community members, learning from their integrated, cross-generational perspectives, students will explore sustainable tourism in the context of a small-scale fishing village nestled between an enchanting freshwater lagoon and a breathtaking stretch of white sandy coastline along the Arabian Sea in Southern India. As India grapples with a rapidly changing climate and industrializing society, sustainable tourism offers opportunities for resilience-building and inclusive, just growth. Through emergent strategies and community-based participatory research approaches, students will have the opportunity to investigate sustainable tourism, building upon principles and perspectives in social ecology, secure tenure rights, responsible resource management, community development, natural-cultural heritage, climate justice, and positive youth development.

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