As geography is about the world in which we live, there is no better way of studying it than by seeing the world and the people in it up-close.  Studying abroad will widen students’ cultural horizons, expand comprehension and appreciation of the effects of human and physical geography, and give students the opportunity to improve their communication and/or language skills.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

JMU offers a few programs that Geography majors have found beneficial in previous years.

Semester in Scotland - Summer

East Africa Field School: Swahili and Human-Environment Interactions - Summer

JMU Internship in Guatemala - Summer

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

The Malta Experience: Exploring Sustainability and Resilience through Collaboration - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

University of Versailles (France) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

University of Leicester (UK) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs


Other Related JMU Programs

Introduction to Adventure Program Management Ireland - Summer

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