What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in Geological Sciences?
The best geologists are the ones that have seen the most rocks. Because of this, the ability to travel and work in less hospitable locations is a key skill for geologists. Participating in a Geological Sciences abroad program allows students to diversify their experience in the field.
When is the best time for Geological Sciences students to go abroad?
Geological Sciences majors have more success traveling abroad during their first or second year. At this time, students can take non-geology major courses to fulfill their university and college requirements. Summers are also a good option. In addition to this, students are encouraged to do their field study work abroad during a six-week geological mapping course.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
University-wide requirements: Tier II requirements can usually be fulfilled while abroad. Tier III courses are offered on some OHIO study abroad programs, but credit for Tier III cannot be transferred back from a Non-OHIO or exchange program.
Arts and Sciences requirements: Courses to fulfill college level requirements, including the foreign language requirement, can be taken abroad.
Major requirements: Field study requirements could be filled through a variety of summer programs.
What are some other academic considerations for someone in Geological Sciences?
Geological Sciences majors must follow a rigid course structure during their third and fourth years. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad trips during their first two years in school.
Transfer credit will be earned on the Non-OHIO and exchange programs and students should complete a Foreign Study Checklist prior to departure.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
|Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for Geological Sciences through Affiliate Providers|
Arcadia Ireland - Study Abroad at Trinity College, Dublin
Semester/Academic Year Program - Trinity offers a wide range of course offerings in the humanities and social sciences, business and economics, science and engineering, and health sciences.
Australearn - Australian National University, Canberra
Semester/Academic Year Program - The University of Melbourne's reputation for high academic standards attracts Australia’s top students as well as students from all over the world. Select from all of the courses offered and enjoy a wide range of topics or fulfill major requirements.
Black Hills Field Station - Field Geology in Turkey
Summer Program- Study the spectacular geology and culture of the Tethys realm of Turkey. Projects examine Jurassic and Cretaceous strata of the Sakarya microcontinent, Paleocene granites in Sivrihisar area. Post-Tethyan Tertiary strata and structure of the Haymana basin, and the tectonics of contrasting terrains (metamorphic vs sedimentary) across the North Anatolian fault. The instructors have extensive experience related to the structural and economic geology of Turkey. Cultural and historical experiences include Sunday trips beaches on the Black sea coast, museums and shopping centers in Ankara and Istanbul, as well as local/regional cultural features.
James Cook University - Outback Field Geology in Australia
Summer Program- A 26 day program of fieldwork conducted in North Queensland among a variety of some of the most interesting rocks in the continent. In addition to the geological interest, you will be exposed to some beautiful remote scenery, and get a hint of the warm hospitality and culture of Australia. You will be taught by a team of internationally recognized field geologists.
Foreign Language Programs:
OHIO-Spanish Language and Culture in Merida, Mexico
OHIO-Chinese Language and Culture in Beijing, China
OHIO-Italian in Florence, Italy
OHIO-German Language in Salzburg, Austria
API-Spanish Language Program in Madrid
CIEE-Arabic Language and Culture in Rabat, Morrocco
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
|Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for Geological Sciences|
Volunteer opportunities available in environmental field study projects throughout the world. Most programs are approximately 2 weeks.
ProWorld Service Corps:
Internship and volunteer opportunities are available in Peru, Belize, Mexico, India, Thailand, Ghana and Brazil. Many of the programs are focused on the environment and ecotourism.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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