A Trip Studying Abroad
University of Jamestown assists students in studying abroad for two weeks to a month in the following places:
In May, UJ faculty and staff often lead trips to Chogoria where students from a variety of majors work with local schools, non-profit entities, and community organizations on projects related to their majors. No trip to Kenya is complete without hiking on Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second tallest mountain, and going on a safari in the Maasai Mara.
UJ offers a unique international experience in a North American community unlike anywhere else on the continent: Churchill, Manitoba.
In May, UJ students and biology faculty travel to the Polar Bear Capital of the World, to learn about the Hudson Bay and the surrounding near-Arctic environment, indigenous cultures, and what life is like, at the end of the line. Some of our students stay for a few short weeks, but others spend their entire summer conducting research on arctic wildlife.
The 2-week trip to Costa Rica allows students to study incredible biodiversity and provides amazing opportunities to observe tropical organisms and ecosystems.
Students are housed at two different biological field stations where they have the opportunity to talk with research scientists studying marine intertidal zones, tropical dry forest, cloud forest, and rain forest.
In addition to studies of tide pool organisms, leaf cutter ant behavior, ecological succession, and other biological phenomena, students may have the opportunity to snorkel along the coastline, zip-line through the cloud forest, and whitewater raft in the rain forest.
A Semester Studying Abroad
Applicants must be current sophomores or juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Contact The Office of Experiential Education for more information.