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Study Abroad

Students majoring in geography may choose to go abroad to complement the department's course offerings.   These students are encouraged to go away for one semester only and to choose the appropriate program in consultation with their academic advisor.  Students should also consult the Office of Off Campus Study for guidelines and alternatives prior to meeting with their advisor.

Guidelines for students considering
Studying Abroad in Geography

Prior to going abroad, students must complete their cognate requirement and at least three courses in Geography, one of which must be GEOG 0100.

Students should demonstrate the academic relevance of their study abroad plan to their advisor.

Students who are considering studying in a country where the main language is not English, where that language is taught at Middlebury (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish), must meet the necessary language study requirements.

Only one course from abroad can count toward the Geography major.  This course can only substitute for a 100 or 200 level course and must be approved by the academic advisor prior to the student's departure from Middlebury. 

The following required courses for the Geography major should be taken on the Middlebury campus: GEOG 0100, GEOG 0310, GEOG 0320, GEOG 0340, and a senior seminar.

We do not grant geography credit for Independent Study unless supervised by Geography Department faculty at Middlebury.

Below are some of the countries and programs that Middlebury Geography Majors have attended in the past.

Argentina
Middlebury College School in Argentina

Bolivia
School for International Training

Chile
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
School for International Training
Universidad Austral de Chile
Universidad de Concepcion
Universidad de la Serena
Universidad de Playa Ancha
Universidad de Valparaiso

China
Harbin Institute of Technology
Middlebury College School in China

Costa Rica
Institute for Central American Development Studies
School for Field Studies
University of Costa Rica

Czech Republic
New York University

Ecuador
School for International Training
Universidad de San Francisco
Universidad Espiritu Santo

England
London School of Economics
University College London
University of Nottingham

France
Middlebury College School in France

Germany
Goethe Institute
Middlebury College School in Germany

Greece
College Year in Athens

India
School for International Training

Italy
Middlebury College School in Italy

Kenya
School for International Training

Madagascar
School for International Training

Mexico
School for International Training

Nepal
Pitzer in Nepal
School for International Training

New Zealand
University of Otago

Northern Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

Norway
Telemark College

Panama
School for International Training

Russia
Middlebury College School in Russia

Samoa
School for International Training

Scotland
University of St. Andrews

South Africa
School for International Training

Spain
Middlebury College School in Spain

Switzerland
University of Lausanne

Thailand
Council on International Educational Exchange

Uganda
School for International Training

Vietnam
School for International Training