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Study Abroad Experiences: Geography and Sustainability Studies

Study Abroad group

GEOG 269: Geographic Field Studies in Western Canada (2016)
See more images from this field studies trip.

The geography department encourages students 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 experiences. 

Geography faculty members are directly involved in several short-term study abroad courses: Urban and Environmental Issues in Argentina, Environment and Sustainable Development in Vieques (Puerto Rico), Geographic Field Studies in Western Canada, and Urban Lives and Livelihoods in Ghana (West Africa). 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 month, semester, or academic year.

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 Hall 217 for more information.