Program Details

This a faculty led program sponsored by George Mason University. The three-credit course will involve a combination of experiential learning through geological site visits in Colombia, lectures, and group discussions. Open to everyone. Undergraduate and
Location:
Medellin, Colombia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Environment, Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
This is the perfect program for adventurous students! For 14 days, the outdoors will be your classroom. This field-oriented course focuses on the geology and geomorphology of the Cordillera Central Mountains and will involve outdoor activities, such as hiking, rafting, and caving in conditions ranging from hot and tropical to cold and mountainous with elevations reaching 8,000 to 15,000 feet.

This a faculty led program sponsored by George Mason University. The three-credit course will involve a combination of experiential learning through geological site visits in Colombia, lectures, and group discussions. Open to everyone. Undergraduate and Graduate credits offered.

An opportunity to discover one of the most geologically interesting and adventurous countries in the world.
Setting Description:
The setting of the program is the Cordillera Central of Colombia. During the 15 day course over 1,000 miles are traveled and 7 cities visited. Colombia is recognized as the 2nd most bio-diverse country in the world. This biodiversity will be experiences first hand through extreme climate changes. Everything from glacier covered volcanoes at (5,300m altitude), to hot think tropical jungle with exotic animal and plant life.
Cost:
$3,950, includes 3 credits of tuition. Open to everyone. Undergraduate and Graduate credits offered.

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