Geosciences Around The World

The Geosciences Department at Georgia State University is truly international. We have faculty and staff from around the world and our educational opportunities reflect that. We offer study abroad programs in Costa Rica (led by a Costa Rican professor), Hong Kong, and The Bahamas.

We believe that immersive and experiential learning are critical to a rounded geoscience education. These classes offer a chance to see how geology, geography, and the natural sciences affect our world. From city planning and how urban environments affect us from day to day, to how the world was formed and what causes volcanoes. These unforgettable opportunities give meaning and texture to your education.

Our study abroad programs have an impact on the communities they touch. Our research helps us better understand these places and provides a platform for giving back.

After last year’s Costa Rica Study Abroad, two of our students received internships with the Geomar Institute in Kiel, Germany working in a research vessel of the coast of New Zealand, and we are sending two more this spring!

Finally, we offer scholarships to students in need so that no one need miss the chance of a lifetime.


For information regarding our Costa Rican study abroad,  “Plate Tectonics, Volcanism, and Continental Crust Building” Click Here, or contact Dr. Paulo Hidalgo at [email protected]

For information regarding our Bahamas study abroad (available again Maymester 2019), Click Here, or contact Dr. Visaggi at [email protected]

For information regarding our Hong Kong Transnational study abroad, contact Dr. Katherine Hankins at [email protected]


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