Study Abroad

Many geography students find themselves naturally interested in study abroad opportunities. These opportunities can be somewhere in the United States or anywhere in the world. Several organizations provide academic credit for study abroad, whether you are taking classes in Italy or backpacking around Nepal. Very few study abroad programs offer classes with a geography subject code. However, our perspective is that you will learn far more about a place and the processes that shape it by going there and engaging with that place.

If you think you have a study abroad opportunity that might count for geography credit, please reach out to Leslie McLees, the Undergraduate Director and Advisor, at geogadvr@uoregon.eduto explore how we can make it work.

Wildlands Studies

Wildlands Studies offers shorter experiences out in the field, mostly doing work that explores human-environment interactions. These transfer very easily to a geography degree.

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Travel and Study Around the World

Every country and culture approaches Geography differently. The best way to gain a well-rounded and diverse view of the field of Geography is to live and study in another country. 

Study Abroad with UO

The University of Oregon offers more than 10 study abroad programs that can satisfy your Geography requirements. Programs are currently offered in Mexico, Sweden, Denmark, Israel or Australia Alternatively, you can intern abroad through the GlobalWorks International Internship program in a variety of regions around the world.

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International Exchange

Students can enroll as an exchange student at a top international research institution for fall or winter semester, spring semester or quarter, a full academic year, or summer term. Exchange students experience an immersive study abroad experience, living and learning with local students in their chosen city.

Get started: Fill out this interest form to get matched with a GEO advisor.

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GlobalWorks International Internships

This program, administered by Global Education Oregon (GEO), offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors and locations around the world.

Internship opportunities are highly customizable, and we guarantee placement in your preferred sector and location. Students earn up to eight UO credits as well as life-changing work experience in a different culture.

Please email to discuss your options.

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University of Sunshine Coast

Explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland—hike Mt. Ngungun, wander through the Eucalyptus forest and waterfalls of Kondalilla National Park, or explore the wildlife of subtropical rainforests. The Sunshine Coast is also an ideal base for exploring Australia’s big cities, the legendary Outback or the tropics and Great Barrier Reef.

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