Study Abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities for Geoscience Students

Wintersession 2015-16Bahamas Field Course (GSCI 4999) – Winter Intersession (January 1 – 16, 2016).  Geoscience majors will be given priority, but other majors are welcome and invited to apply.  Other areas that would also be interested in this course include Environmental Science, Geography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Pre-requisite: GSCI 1070 or GSCI 1050 or GSCI 1051/1052.  Course material will be online, students will complete modules before the trip.  Download full details and brochure here.

May 2015-16:  Water Systems of Rome: Ancient to Modern (tentatively May 9-25, 2016) Geared to science and engineering students.  Check out this 3-minute video for an overview.  Or download brochure.


You can find Geoscience courses almost anywhere.  If you do not see the place you want to study on the list, please visit Study Abroad to find out if you might be able to find courses that will transfer back to UConn.

For more information on Study Abroad, please visit, call 860-486-5022 or stop by their office in Rowe 117 Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM.


Past Study Abroad Trips

The Geoscience team went abroad in January 2015 to Taiwan.  The students blogged and posted photos throughout their trip.  Check out their posts here.

The programs below all offer courses that Geoscience students can use to meet requirements (major requirements and/or related courses).

UConn Geoscience and Geohazards in Taiwan (Winter Intersession) – Informational Powerpoint

UConn Environment and Natural Resources of China (Summer)

UConn Geoscience and Geohazards in Taiwan (Winter Intersession) – Informational Powerpoint


Exchange Programs

University of Wollongong, Australia (pre-approved GSCI courses)

University of British Columbia, Canada

University of Oslo, Norway

University of Hong Kong

University College Dublin, Ireland

Korea University, South Korea


3rd Party Programs

University of Canterbury, New Zealand (pre-approved GSCI  courses)

Macquarie University, Australia (pre-approved GSCI courses)

James Cook University, Australia (pre-approved GSCI courses)

Universidad de Costa Rica (pre-approved GSCI courses)

University of Tasmania, Australia

University of Otago, New Zealand

Sea Semester

Massey University, New Zealand

Hawaii Pacific University

Semester at Sea

Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics (summer)