Few people have the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, and it is certainly not among the study abroad destinations at most colleges, but if you go to Hamilton College, you just might get that chance.
Associate Professor of Biology at Hamilton College, accompanied by 1 alumna and 3 students, have recently embarked on a scientific expedition as part of the LARISSA program to explore Marine Geosciences and Ecosystems. The LARISSA project is a collaborative international effort to explore the Larsen B Ice Shelf. Among the principal academics involved with the program, 3 are from Hamilton. Since 1987, Hamilton professors have traveled to Antarctica with more than 100 students.
Field work is an essential component to the study of geology, which makes schools like Colorado College and Cornell College (IA) ideal because of their Block Plan where students take 1 course at a time for 3 and half weeks. This makes it easier for professors to take students on extended trips.
If the Block Plan isn’t your thing, not to worry, a quick search for Geology at Collegeboard.org pulls up a list of over 500 colleges and universities.