Study Abroad

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.

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

For information regarding our Bahamas study abroad (available again Spring Break 2018), Click Here, or contact Dr. Visaggi at

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