We are so excited that you are considering studying off-campus! Studying in another part of the world or country can be a valuable part of your academic journey, exposing you to a different cultural as well as geological environment.
Some things to consider as a geology or environmental studies student as you plan your off-campus study experience:
- The recommended time to study off campus is any semester of your junior or senior year.
- Most major courses can be taken off campus with the appropriate equivalencies. It is important to meet with your academic advisor regarding courses you plan on taking off-campus and how this fits within your academic plan (and provide appropriate course descriptions).
- Consider taking a field course while you study off campus!
Michigan Field Geology
Michigan Field Geology (GES 125) is an introductory geology course taught outdoors in the field on a 10-day field trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The class will drive to the UP for camping and field study experience, then return for a once-a-week class during the first part of the semester.
GES Department May Term
Island Life: Geology, Biology, and Sustainability on Eleuthera Island, The Bahamas — snorkel, hike and spelunk to see the biology and geology on, under, and around a small Caribbean island. This course is offered once every 2–4 years.
- CELL Iceland program – A semester focused on sustainability
- The Oregon Extension – A living and learning community with a sustainability component in the secluded mountains of southern Oregon
- Oak Ridge Science Semester – Work directly with top scientists in a state-of-the-art national research laboratory on geological or environmental problems
- ACM Amsterdam, Netherlands
- IES University of Cape Town, South Africa
- CELL Iceland
- TEAN University of Auckland, New Zealand
Isotope Geochemistry (ACM – Amsterdam)
Field Geology & Geological Mapping (IES – University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (TEAN – University of Auckland, New Zealand)
A. Paul Schaap Science Center35 East 12th StreetRoom 2107Holland, MI 49423