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A world-wide classroom

Geology students at UW-Eau Claire have state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation at their fingertips on campus, along with incredible outdoor classrooms just steps away from the science building. On top of that, they have an entire world of discovery available through field studies, field camp, study abroad, National Student Exchange and faculty-led research in countries across the globe.

Recent examples of research travel and study abroad includes:

  • Argentina
  • Swiss Alps
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • The Lesser Antilles
  • Ontario

Can I fit in study abroad or NSE? 

We're not going to sugar coat it — each of the various degree plans offered in geology is pretty loaded, without a whole lot of room for adjustment. But have no fear, with careful early planning through the Center for International Education and your department advisor, it is possible to make it work. By this, of course, we mean the traditional semester abroad experience, enrolled in classes at an international university. Don't forget the many international travel and research opportunities available to geology students by way of collaborative student-faculty research and even research internship positions abroad. It can happen for you too! 

Guatemalan Lava Flow
Study Abroad Mountains

Students-faculty research in Andes Mts

Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a faculty-student collaborative research in the South Central Andes Mountains.

Grants take students abroad
Madisyn Hammick

Study abroad

Study abroad is a great way to learn, and at UW-Eau Claire we provide the resources to make it happen. Imagine how much your world will grow when you attend classes while living in another country. Explore the possibility and expand your future.

Where would you study?
McCann on horseback in Argentina

Top of the geology world

Chaz McCann might very well be the poster child for international research and study abroad for the geology department. Hear his thoughts about how the opportunities changed him.

Chaz's story
Mara Reed in Yellowstone.

Montana exchange extraordinaire

A double major in physics and geology, Mara Reed shares her experience in National Student Exchange, and lets students in those two busy majors know that it IS possible, and awesome!

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