About the Program:
This 20-day field excursion is designed to help students understand
the processes that have created the patterns we see in our environment
and how these processes vary around the world. Participants will
interact with students, faculty, and researches from around the
world. Participants will explore the rolling farmland of Stockholm,
Sweden up to the treeless tundra of Abisko, Sweden. Participants
will collaborate on a research project with faculty and students
from Mid Sweden University in the spectacular Skuleskogen National
Park, Sweden and present their research to global change researchers
from around the world at Abisko Field Station, more than 200 km
north of the Arctic Circle.
see photos of previous excursions!
This course is 3 credits and satisfies the Social Sciences and
International Education General Education requirements. Can be
taken for graduate credit.
Students interested in geography, ecology, biology, or resource
management will be given preference, but is open to all majors.
Accommodations will include hostels and camping; a love and appreciation
of the outdoors is highly recommended.
Prerequisites: GEOG 1040: Planet Earth or an upper level physical
geography course AND a minimum of 2.5 GPA AND a clean disciplinary
record. Must include a letter of recommendation from Academic
The cost of the program is approximately $4,200-4,500 + $35.00
application fee. Price includes 3 credits of tuition, airfare,
transportation in-country, lodging, meals while camping, entrance
and tour fees, and medical and accident insurance.
Price does not include passport, some meals, and personal expenses.
Out of pocket estimate is $500-$1500.
Apply for the UW-Platteville International Study Grant by visiting
Interested? For more information:
Dr. Evan Larson, Program Director
254 Gardner Hall
Krista Uhrig, Program Coordinator, Education Abroad
102 Royce Hall
or check in with Education