Study Abroad and in the Field

Go beyond the classroom to make biology come to life.

Adelphi in Australia

This faculty-led study abroad focuses on field-based research and emphasizes exploring the incredible biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian rain forest (the Wet Tropics). It is offered both by the Biology Department and the Environmental Studies Program and is structured into two different courses: an introduction to coral reef and terrestrial ecology, geology, and oceanography (for students with limited science background), and an advanced course aimed at majors and graduate students in the respective departments. 

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Marine Ecology Fieldwork in Belize

Marine Ecology Fieldwork: Belize (105-585) is a 2-credit intersession course in which students will travel to Belize to study marine ecology, local fisheries and protected areas of Glover’s Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef.  This 500-level course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with a background in biology and environmental studies.  Participants in this program must pass a swim test and interview with Professor Freeman.  The course will meet 2-3 times prior to departure to prepare for the field work and practice snorkeling.  This course can be taken alone or as a pre-requisite for the 2019 spring semester Marine Ecology Capstone (105-553). Students who enroll in the Marine Ecology Capstone will analyze data collected in Belize, discuss marine ecology research, write their capstone paper and present research. 

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Paleontology in Utah

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dinosaur-bones-digStudents traveled to Utah with Adelphi faculty to participate in an ongoing research program involving excavation and study of dinosaur bones and footprints.

Students had the opportunity to experience wilderness, acquire technical skills relating to excavation, survey, mapping, anatomical identification, biological interpretation, and geologic observation. They  visitedlocal National Parks to understand the geologic and evolutionary history of the region.

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Adelphi offers many additional study abroad opportunities that provide students with global competencies in order for them to be able to succeed, take leadership positions, and be agents of change in today’s complex and interdependent world.
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