Study Away / Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad during summers and junior year. Through the Office of International Programs, our students frequently spend a semester or more in another country, either taking courses at a foreign university or participating in travel-study programs. Students are greatly encouraged to pursue their own field work and to see the concepts that they learn in class expressed, and sometimes challenged, in real-world settings. Study abroad programs in Scotland, New Zealand and Ecuador offer rich opportunities for Earth Science studies, as do programs like Sea Education Association for those interested in Oceanography.