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A guide to UMass Library resources, web sites, and information about ecovillages around the world, with space dedicated to Living Routes, a study abroad program.

Database Highlight

Travel guide with an emphasis on logistics and business etiquette:

Living Routes documentary

Earn Credits While Studying in an Ecovillage

Earn college credit from the University of Massachusetts on a Living Routes semester, Summer or January-term study abroad program. 

Current programs include:

Auroville (India)

Crystal Waters (Australia)

Findhorn (Scotland)

Monteverde Institute (Costa Rica)

Ecocentro IPEC (Brazil)

Huehuecoyotl (Mexico)

Kibbutz Lotan (Israel)

Oroverde (Peru)

Sadhana Forest (India)

Sirius Community (USA)

Library Research Tips While Abroad

  •  Know your OIT net id and password; you’ll need it to log onto library databases while you're away. 
  •  Bring your UMass photo ID  to the Library; you’ll need the barcode on the front to order materials through InterLibrary Loan.
  • InterLibrary Loan allows you to order articles (which will be e-mailed to you) or books (which will be shipped to you). This is at no extra cost to you. Note: Books may take a while to arrive; so plan early!
  •  Your public library card may offer access to additional databases. Check your hometown library's web site for access information and contact their librarians with questions. They may offer a chat function for realtime assistance.