CofC in British Virgin Islands: Geology (Summer)

Program Dates and Fee:

July 24-August 7, 2022 | Program fee coming soon* (will not include tuition or airfare)

Students take one the following courses:

  • GEOL 103: Environmental Geology (3 credits)
  • GEOL 103L: Environmental Geology Lab (1 credit)

Program Description:

Earn CofC credit living on the 80 foot Burger Research Vessel Manta where you will navigate through the islands, channels, and highly varied geological conditions of the US and British Virgin Islands. In this unique experience you will study the environmental stresses on highly populated islands, starkly contrasted to the unpopulated islands, and the diverse differences in the areas apparent. From every rock and beach type, to desalinization plants and wind farms, you will be exposed and experience a wide variety of landscapes and activities. The resiliency of the areas to sea level rise, hurricanes, and water resources provides an excellent backdrop for the foci of the course.

Program Director:

Please contact Dr. Scott Harris at if you have any questions about this program.

Financing Summer Study Abroad:

  • In-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate.
  • Out-of-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate plus 30% for courses associated with summer study abroad programs.
  • The Center for International Education offers scholarships from $500 – $2,000. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. Learn more here.
  • You may be eligible for additional financial aid during the summer term.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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