Field Experiences & Study Abroad

Student Field Experiences

Every semester, students majoring in the department have the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and into the field, an essential component of a geographic education.

For those who wish to go further afield, study abroad a semester or year at our "sister department" at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England.

Finzel Swamp
Finzel Swamp

Past Field Experiences

  • Baltimore
  • Cumberland
  • Dolly Sods (WV)
  • Evergreen Heritage Center
  • Finzel Swamp
  • Geologic sections in Allegany County
  • Pittsburgh
  • Sideling Hill
  • Washington DC

Study Abroad in the UK!

Our department actively participates in the direct exchange relationship with Northumbria University in Newcastle, England.

Northumbria University is located in the heart of Newcastle, a vibrant city in northeast England. The Northumbria region is home to dramatic upland and coastal landscapes and many historic sites (such as Hadrian's Wall and Bamburgh Castle).

If you are interested, see Dr. Allen or Dr. Russo for more details.

Pay FSU tuition & fee costs and Northumbria room & board costs. See the Center for International Education Study Abroad website for general study abroad information.

Ellison Building
Ellison Building (left of church): home to the Geography Dept at Northumbria Univ
Metro Stop in downtown Newcastle
Metro Stop in downtown Newcastle
The Tyne River
The Tyne River