Study Abroad Experience

The Geography Department encourages majors to think about a study abroad experience.  Studying abroad can allow students to acquire and improve language skills, learn first-hand about faraway peoples and places, develop new perspectives of themselves and others, and pursue career-enhancing international experience. 

Geography faculty members are directly involved in several short-term study abroad courses:  Literary Dublin, Canadian Field Studies, and Historical and Contemporary Urbanism in Argentina and Uruguay.  The Department has a longstanding exchange agreement with the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where students can spend a semester or academic year.  Other Geneseo study abroad opportunities appropriate for geography majors include programs at Rhodes University in South Africa, Sogang University in South Korea, Hacettepe University in Turkey, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Trinity College in Ireland, and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. 

There are also numerous study abroad opportunities available through other SUNY campuses.  Whether it is a short- or long-term study abroad program, the Geography Department urges students to consider doing part of their college degree in another country.  Please feel free to speak with Geography faculty members about study abroad opportunities, or visit the Office of International Programs in Erwin 105 for more information.